I’m a Midwestern journalist and editor. A regular contributor to POLITICO Magazine, my work appeared in Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur.com and Traffic Magazine. A contributing editor at Indianapolis Monthly, I’ve written about media, politics and other civic issues.
An executive editor at Imagination, I help create content for thought leaders. A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School, I won the Harrington Award in magazine journalism and worked a post-graduate digital reporting fellow for the Carnegie Corporation and Knight Foundation in 2010.
Here, you can read my latest dispatches on creativity, education, media and politics from leading publications such as POLITICO Magazine, Inc., Entrepreneur and Indianapolis Monthly, among others. Check out more of my work at Contently.
Meet Joe Donnelly, the nation’s most vulnerable senator, who frustrates Democrats and Republicans alike. Can he survive this hyper-partisan era?
If a dead man can’t save Cleveland Bynum, can anyone?
The only problem with Cruz’s socially conservative message? The voters he has to win over on Tuesday don’t like it.
Inside the search for an Alzheimer's drug.
Mark Nicholson has racked up 17 courtroom wins as a public defender for the city’s poorest citizens, becoming a thorn in the side of the Marion County
Zealous volunteers, cancer awareness, the troops and a sprint car help the candidate hit Iowa’s fast lane.
What I learned from 24 hours of mainlining the breakout 2016 candidate.
The Indiana governor, a potential GOP presidential candidate, is caught in a surprise culture war.
As the Indy Eleven prepare to take the field for a season opener on April 12, a tragedy on the sidelines remains unsolved.
He lived through the world’s longest civil war, a landmine explosion, and a deep-jungle journey across enemy territory to receive medical attention.
Google grabbed headlines recently for its decision to make its wearable computer, Google Glass, in California. The tech giant is not alone.
An anonymous note. Digital sleuthing. Leaks and late nights. For the first time, read the story behind Indiana's biggest political scandal of 2013.
Deep in Southern Indiana, businessman Robert Vicino offers the cure for paranoid doomsday-preppers: a retrofitted Cold War–era bunker.
Before he became a genre-busting, nationally syndicated public radio rockstar, Jad Abumrad was in the middle of what he calls his tragic gap.
With all the noise surrounding the new Superintendent of Public Instruction, will her agenda of slowing down reforms advance?
Going all-in is sometimes the only way to go. But heed these tips before you lose it all.
—Garrett Graff, author and former editor of POLITICO Magazine and Washingtonian.
—Amanda Heckert, deputy editor of Garden & Gun, former EIC of Indianapolis Monthly.
Here’s where I show my work, as Austin Kleon puts it, sharing insights on creativity, storytelling, reporting and writing.
February 1, 2016
For far too long, this space has become a kind of barren digital parking lot. The concrete is weathered, and weeds poke through its craggy surface. The paint is peeling on the nearest building. Why? It’s fallen into disrepair for two reasons.
March 25, 2015
Editor’s Note: Talking shop with writers is one of my favorite things. On Wednesdays, in this space, I’ll post a short conversation with a writer whose work I admire. Leading off the bench is Jeff Goins, a Nashville-based writer. Jeff Goins personifies what it means to live the “Portfolio Life,” his oft-used phrase. He’s a blogger, […]
September 4, 2014
Here’s my confession: My name is Adam, and I’m a perfectionist.
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