Jon Katz is an American journalist, author, and photographer. As a journalist he wrote for The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post and the CBS Morning News. His media criticism, columns and book reviews appeared in such periodicals as Rolling Stone and New York (he was a contributing editor to both magazines), Wired, GQ, and The New York Times. He was a contributor to the online magazine HotWired, the technology website Slashdot, and the online news magazine Slate. As an author he has written twenty-five books, two books for children and one play.