Jason Howard is the co-author of Something’s Rising: Appalachians Fighting Mountaintop Removal (with Silas House) and the editor of We All Live Downstream: Writings About Mountaintop Removal. He is a former senior editor and staff writer for Equal Justice Magazine (EJM), based in Washington, D.C. While working for EJM, Howard wrote investigative articles on such subjects as the efforts of Eastern Kentucky miners to receive black lung benefits, assisted adoption cases in Manhattan, and an eminent domain case before the Supreme Court.
Howard’s features, essays, and reviews have been widely anthologized and have appeared in such publications as The Nation, Sojourners, Paste, No Depression and The Louisville Review. His commentaries have been featured on National Public Radio (NPR) and in the Lexington Herald-Leader. He is the nonfiction editor for Still: The Journal.
Howard is the recipient of the prestigious James Still Fellowship from the University of Kentucky, and has been awarded several grants from the Kentucky Arts Council. He graduated from The George Washington University with a degree in Political Communication, an interdisciplinary major of Political Science, Journalism, Communication, and Electronic Media
He currently lives in Berea, Kentucky, widely known as “the place to be for the apocalypse.”