John Hendrickson (Entertainment Channel Manager)

John Hendrickson

John Hendrickson is a New York-based writer and the editor of Project Thunderdome's Entertainment channel. Day-to-day, he writes, edits and strategizes national pop culture coverage across the DFM network of 75 newspapers (The Denver Post, The San Jose Mercury News, The Salt Lake Tribune, The Los Angeles Daily News). In addition to daily stories, John handles all award show, live event and festival coverage. Previously, John was an Arts & Culture staff writer at The Denver Post and Managing Editor of the paper’s full service music blog, Reverb.

Under his tenure as M.E., Reverb saw six figure leaps in unique visitors and a seven figure jump in pageviews. In October 2012, Reverb was named Best Entertainment Blog by Editor & Publisher’s EPPY Awards. In 2011, the site received a Headliner Award in Journalistic Innovation for the Mile Marker audio series that John created and produced. The site also received distinction from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Colorado Associated Press during his time.

At the Post, John wrote stories and columns about topics such as controversial 4/20 smokeouts, the allure of Tim Tebow, the Occupy movement, the dramatic fall of Penn State, social media’s role in the London riots, Jared Loughner’s shooting spree, “The Social Network,” a monthly freak show, a pinball mecca, and a lost hippie commune of geodesic domes. John went on the road with Denver buzz band Tennis and profiled many musicians from Jeff Tweedy of Wilco to rising folk star Nathaniel Rateliff.

In addition to The Denver Post, John's work has appeared in Playboy, The Daily Beast, Vice, Philadelphia Weekly, Paste magazine, MAGNET magazine, Alt. magazine, Centre Daily Times, and many blogs and websites. John has also worked at NPR affiliate stations in Philadelphia and State College, PA. In 2009, he was named one of the Top 100 collegiate journalists by UWIRE.

John was born in Washington, D.C. and received a B.A. in English from Penn State University in 2010. He lives in Manhattan.

Blog Posts

Making “The Many Faces of Superman”

The Many Faces of Superman

Given that Superman has existed for multiple decades across multiple platforms (film, TV, comic books, cartoons), we knew we wanted to highlight the history and evolution of the character, rather than focus exclusively on the new film. We settled on the idea of a composite illustration. Specifically: a face.

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