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Steven Porter



Steven Porter is a New Hampshire-based reporter for The Boston Globe. He focuses on local politics, civil and criminal justice, policing, and other topics, digging into stories that matter to Granite Staters. He also co-writes the "Globe N.H. | Morning Report" newsletter. Porter came to the Globe in 2023 after working as an assistant editor for USA TODAY Opinion, where he solicited and edited columns and op-eds, wrote editorials, collaborated with fact-checkers, and managed a grant-funded project on qualified immunity, police accountability, and building safer communities. Before that, he oversaw two weekly newspapers for the USA TODAY Network in southern Maine, The York Weekly and York County Coast Star, while writing and editing for Seacoastonline. He has written about education, civil and criminal justice, the health care industry, and more. He also launched Granite Memo, an independent website and newsletter about New Hampshire politics. Born and raised in Marion, Indiana, Porter earned a bachelor's degree in media communication from Indiana Wesleyan University and a master's degree in journalism from the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism.