Josh Towner

Multimedia Journalist

Location icon United States

I'm the Editor in Chief 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," according to Mayor Bill de Blasio in a press conference on Nov. 13. Local tech education programs are looking to partner with Amazon to bring students ...
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 revolutionizing the way people experience the gym. After graduating from Rutgers, Marc Buccellato began coaching a youth hockey team.

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 steep water slides to ensure everything is in place. Mechanics walk the steel coasters and check the brakes, motors and electronics of every ride.
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 10,894 spectators braved the weather to cheer on the bulldogs, which were separated into four heats and ran a distance of about 49 yards.
Proposed riverfront apartments face buried trash pit, bedrock deposit

A developer that wants to build a 125-unit apartment complex downtown along the Minnesota River has a trash problem to solve. Gaughan Companies spoke about the project Tuesday night to the Shakopee Economic Development Authority and explained that a trash pit was recently discovered under the proposed apartment site at First Avenue and Atwood Street, which could complicate construction if the project is approved.

Bethel University Clarion

The Clarion
Surviving the spotlight

Freshman Ty Koehn has won an ESPY and appeared on Good Morning America, but his 10 seconds of fame can't end soon enough. By Josh Towner Koehn worked on the wad of Big League Chew bubblegum in his mouth as he looked to see who the next batter was.

The Clarion
The other side of the bubble

By Josh Towner From August 19, 2017 to July 29, 2018, I spent less than 50 days away from Bethel. For that dubiously long stretch of 345 days, I was never away from campus for more than two and a h...

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. Here's a multimedia peek of 24 hours at Bethel.

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