I have worked with and known John Blodgett for 20 years. In that time, I have been impressed with his dedication to craft, willingness to follow assignments (and cheerfully accept edits or revisions), tenacity at getting details right, and the general sensitivity of his work. John routinely meets deadlines, provides accurate progress updates, and invariably impresses the sources and subjects with whom he works. I would not hesitate to recommend him for any assignment.  — Barry Scholl, former editor, Salt Lake, Utah Outdoors, and Utah Business

John Blodgett is a true professional who is both a solid reporter and a meticulous writer. He is a quick study and always turns out reliable, interesting copy on deadline. John has a great attitude and makes the most of any assignment. — Frank Miele, managing editor, Daily Inter Lake

John Blodgett has enlivened our front page with his writing, eliciting an unprecedented volume of comment from our readers, all highly laudatory. He knows how to sniff out the heart of a story and capture “the quote” that epitomizes its import. His evident interest in exploring Idyllwild history, together with his investigative experience, have made him a valuable researcher for our archives as well. We’ve been able to assign him intriguing stories not well represented in our collection, and his research has always filled in the gaps. — Bob and Adele Smith, co-editors, Arti-Facts

In the 15-some years I have worked with John, he has eagerly taken on article assignments on everything from Utah’s paleontologists to a mathematician’s measurements of sea ice, and he has performed admirably on all. He meets deadlines, listens to feedback, and is simply a pleasure to work with. — Marcia Dibble, managing editor, Continuum

John wrote several chapters and assorted pieces for travel books I edited for Fodor’s. He is very creative, does thorough work, and has excellent communication skills, making him a joy to work with. He has often juggled several assignments at once and done it well.  — Debbie Harmsen, former editor, Fodor’s Travel Publications