IMG_0150 squareI’m the editor and founder of Latterly, a magazine reporting on social justice issues globally. Since its debut in October 2014, Latterly has reported stories from more than three dozen countries on human rights, international politics and conflict. Our contributors’ work has also appeared in top publications, including The New YorkerViceThe New York TimesVirginia Quarterly ReviewEsquire and elsewhere.

In August 2015, I purchased the travel website Compass Cultura, and in December 2016, Latterly launched a quarterly print edition and a new members website. The London stockist magCulture described the magazine this way: “Latterly seeks to bring together writing that combines the standards of journalistic reporting with literary devices — it’s in the tradition of the American essay, but its content has a particular social bent.”

I grew up in Northeast Ohio, and I got my first newspaper job there when I was 14, covering sports for The Hartville News. I’m a graduate of Kent State University, where I edited the Daily Kent Stater. My journalism has since appeared in NewsweekThe New York TimesThe Christian Science Monitor, The Boston Globe and The Hill, among others. I’ve lived in England, the Dominican Republic, Vietnam and Thailand, where I was a subeditor at the Bangkok Post. While living in Florida, I was a staff writer at the South Florida Sun Sentinel and a contributor at several regional magazines. I’ve worked as an editorial consultant for UNHCR, Transparency International and il manifesto, a left-wing Italian daily.

In March 2017, I moved to Amman, Jordan, with my wife and daughter.

Contact me at benwolford@protonmail.com.