Josh Towner

Multimedia Journalist

I'm the Managing Editor at the Bethel University Clarion. I like buzzer-beaters, interviewing people and pretending I understand Aristotle.



The Queens Courier

Amazon's HQ announcement signals new education opportunities for Queens -

BY CASSIDY KLEIN AND JOSH TOWNER Amazon's presence in Queens will give the "tens of thousands of New Yorkers who go to our public schools and colleges opportunities at Amazon,"...

Whitestone mobile gym brings daily workouts right to the people -

BY JOSH TOWNER On The Marc Training (OTMT), founded by Whitestone native Marc Buccellato and his wife Monique, has a fleet of vans and a staff of trainers and health specialists...

Bayside actor muscles into Hollywood with a film about northeast Queens in the 1980s -

BY JOSH TOWNER Bayside native Peter Gaudio will be playing "the muscle" in upcoming film "Cruise," which is directed by Robert Siegel, writer of films "The Wrestler" and "The...

Southwest News Media

Waking up with Valleyfair; how they get the party started

As as early as 4:45 a.m., carpenters clip in and walk the tracks of the wooden roller coasters, checking every bolt and buttress. Painters put on harnesses and rappel down the...

Canterbury bulldog races went on, although some just sat in the mud

Despite thunderstorms, rain and a muddy track, 48 bulldogs waddled their way onto the racetrack at Canterbury Park Saturday in the fifth annual Running of the Bulldogs. And...

Pucker up! Southwest News Media interns review Sonic's new Pickle Juice Slush

Sonic unveiled its new Pickle Juice Slush on Monday, June 11. Southwest News Media interns Carlo Holmberg and Josh Towner stopped by the fast food restaurant chain in Savage and...

Bethel University Clarion

The Clarion

Royals dominate at US Bank Stadium

The Bethel baseball team opened its season playing on the Vikings field.


24 hours at Bethel

This piece won "Best Use of Multimedia" at the Better Newspaper Contest. The Clarion spread out across Bethel's campus Monday, May 1 armed with cameras, notebooks and tripods....

The Clarion

Simplicity at its oldest

This piece won Best Human Interest Story at the Minnesota Better Newspaper Contest 2016-2017.