Joshua Altmanis a multimedia producer and digital storyteller in Washington D.C. He is a graduate of Georgetown University's M.A. program in Communication, Culture and Technology and The George Washington University with a double major in Journalism & Mass Communication and History, two areas in which Joshua always held a strong interest.
Joshua is originally from Dobbs Ferry, in Westchester County New York, about 20 miles north of New York City. It was here that he developed a dual interest in television and politics. While in middle school and high school Joshua attended more than 200 public meetings in his village. He was a member of the studio crew that taped the school district’s Board of Education meetings for broadcast. During High School, Joshua served as the Village Video Intern and shot Village Board Meetings. Eventually Joshua moved to the final branch of PEG programming when Joshua interned at GATV (Greenburgh Access Television) the summer before his senior year.
As a student at The George Washington University Joshua seized additional opportunities to work in media and study history. Here he discovered an interest in new media and the Internet as well as long format traditional documentary and digital storytelling. At GW, Joshua studied online journalism, documentary production, broadcast production and general reporting. These classes reflect some of his interests and provide a means to hone skills in a variety of specialties.
As an intern at Third Floor Productions in Washington D.C. Joshua learned a lot about the Internet and Web production, but more about Internet users and how communities form and build around individuals and content on the web.
The summer before his senior year at GW Joshua began interning at The Hill newspaper producing online video. Joshua stayed at The Hill for more than five years producing online video as and managing the publications social media presence. During this time a September 2013 independent study published in New York Magazine recognized @TheHill (which Joshua managed) as the most followed Twitter account by members of Congress, the most followed Twitter news account by members of Congress overall and also the most followed news account by members of both parties.
Outside of his professional interest in journalism, media, and history Joshua enjoys curling, the Scottish sport played on ice with brooms usually associated with Canada.