Pat Walters

I'm a freelance journalist whose writing has appeared in newspapers and magazines, including The St. Petersburg Times and The New York Times Magazine.

I also produce radio stories for WKNO-FM, and do reporting for national magazines like Rolling Stone, AARP The Magazine, Fast Company, On Earth and CJR.

I recently spent a year on a fellowship at The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, writing, editing and planning a redesign for Poynter Online. This summer I will co-direct the institute's nationally recognized "boot camp" for recent college journalism graduates.

I now live in Memphis, where I'm working on an MFA in creative nonfiction writing. You can read a few of my stories at

If you have a question, or you just want to chat, you can e-mail me via google mail ( My full first name is Patrick.