Shane Bauer, a senior reporter at Mother Jones magazine, will discuss his investigative work on corporate-run prisons and among border vigilantes with Professor Ted Conover on Wed., Feb. 8.
Shane Bauer, a senior reporter at Mother Jones magazine, will discuss his investigative work on corporate-run prisons and among border vigilantes with New York University Professor Ted Conover on Wed., Feb. 8, 6:30 p.m. at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute (20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor Commons [between 5th and 6th Streets]).
The event, sponsored by the Institute’s Literary Reportage concentration, is free and open to the public. An RSVP is required. For more information, please call 212.988.8044.
In 2015, Bauer took a job as a prison guard to investigate corporate-run prisons, the subject of “My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard,” published in the July/August 2016 issue of Mother Jones. The article has been nominated for a National Magazine Award and other honors.
Before writing about prisons, Bauer reported from locations such as Iraq, Sudan, Chad, Syria, Yemen, and Israel/Palestine. He has written for the Guardian, the Nation, Salon, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Christian Science Monitor, among other publications.
His journalism has garnered a number of national awards, including the Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism, the John Jay Award for Criminal Justice Reporting, the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, and the Media for a Just Society Award.
He is the co-author of A Sliver of Light, a memoir he wrote with his fellow hostages about their two years as prisoners in Iran.
Conover is the author of Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and the new Immersion: A Writer's Guide to Going Deep.