Ben Linton is a contributing writer for TMCnet living in Sterling, VA. He recently graduated from James Madison University and received a Bachelor's Degree in communications with a concentration in public relations. Ben was a member of JMU's Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and contributed articles to the organization's newsletter. He received the 2014 PRSSA Star Member Award for his dedication and participation. Ben also has experience in news writing and copy editing when he was the sports editor of his high school newspaper. He was the co-author of the All Metro Sports World blog and has a passion for writing and strategic communications with a specific interest in the sports, music, and tech industries.