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Jason Parham

Jason Parham American writer and editor

American writer and editor
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Intro American writer and editor
Countries United States of America
Occupations Writer Editor
Type Journalism Literature
Gender male
Birth 1986
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Jason Parham (born 1986) is senior editor at The Fader and the founder and editor-in-chief of the literary magazine Spook.


Prior to joining The Fader, Parham had also been an editor at Gawker and Complex, drawing particular notice for commentary on a range of topics including Outkast, Ferguson, police brutality, and diversity in book publishing, journalism and other media. Wired described Parham's tenure at Gawker as "one of the site’s more visible advocates for inclusion."

Brooklyn Magazine named the "veteran writer and editor" to its 2016 list of "100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture." Honoring Parham on a "32 Under 32" list of "individuals who exhibit the professionalism, hard work, values and talents to lead the reimagining of possibilities for tomorrow’s business culture," Magic Johnson described Parham as a "successful writer" and "cultural connoisseur."


At age 26, Parham founded the literary magazine Spook. He published the first issue in June 2012, and subsequent issues annually.

Naming Spook to its list of "30 Indie Magazines You Need to Know" in 2013, Complex described the journal as a "progressive, independent magazine featuring literary works like poetry and short fiction, as well as covering topics related to art and culture. Only on its second issue, Spook is turning into a highly regarded news source with a global consciousness." Brooklyn Magazine called it a "gorgeous literary magazine" and Salon said Spook "is bringing a more nuanced, careful, thoughtful, complete vision of blackness into publishing...eclectic with beautiful prose, brilliantly cross-secting the diversity of American intellectual life."

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