J.A. Clifton

Austin, TX
University Of Houston
Television, Culture, Comics, Storytelling
  • J.A. Clifton was a longtime writer at the seminal Television Without Pity, where he covered multiple shows in weekly columns for 15 years.
  • As an editor for Gawker Media, Clifton led his TV-focused vertical to 1M monthly readers within six months.
  • Tribune's Screener was another TV-focused vertical that grew to 1M monthly readers in six months. As the site's Editor at Large and Deputy Editor, Clifton redefined the editorial process and doubled production and readership.


J.A. Clifton is a writer and critic from Austin, TX. Pursuits include movies, social justice, comics, television, writing fiction, and tabletop and videogames. He spends most of his leisure time playing with his dog, a Corgi mix, and waiting for Christmas.


J.A. Clifton attended the Honors College of the University of Houston as a National Merit Scholar. He studied linguistics and creative writing, with a focus on postmodern theory.
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