Shane Bauer

Shane Bauer is a senior reporter at Mother Jones magazine. In 2015, Shane took a job as a prison guard in Louisiana to investigate corporate-run prisons, the subject of the award-wining piece, ‘My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard’. In 2016, he went undercover again to investigate America’s resurgent right-wing paramilitary movement. Earlier in his career, Shane focused on the Middle East, reporting from locations such as Iraq, Sudan, Chad, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, and Israel/Palestine. His articles have appeared in The Nation, Salon, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Christian Science Monitor, and many other publications. He has won a slew of national awards, including a National Magazine Award for Best Reporting, a Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, a Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism, an Izzy Stone Award, two John Jay Awards for Criminal Justice Reporting, and many others. From 2009-2011 Shane was held hostage in Iran with Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal. Together they co-authored a memoir, A Sliver of Light.

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Patriotism vs JournalismThe world over patriotism and ‘our soldiers’ are being positioned as adversaries to journalism. Is it time for combat?

Maria Ressa, Nitin Gokhale, Ajai Shukla, Suhasini Haidar, Shane BauerModerated by Shiv Aroor

  • Friday, August 3
  • 3.30 – 4.30
  • Stein Auditorium

In ConversationShane Bauer and Sunetra Choudhury

  • Friday, August 3
  • 4:30-5:30
  • The Theatre

Investigative JournalismToo expensive for mass media? Investigative journalism is high risk, high cost, high chances of failure. How can we still make it a priority?

Shane Bauer, Jay Mazoomdaar, Josy Joseph, Marisa KwiatkowskiModerated by Snigdha Poonam

  • Saturday, August 4
  • 3.30 – 4.30
  • Stein Auditorium
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