About

Kirchner-photo2Lauren Kirchner is a reporter and researcher based in Brooklyn. She majored in philosophy at Wesleyan University and graduated with honors from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Lauren is currently a senior reporting fellow at ProPublica. She also writes about crime and criminal justice for Pacific Standard magazine and other outlets. Previously, she covered digital security and press freedom issues for the Columbia Journalism Review, edited The Baffler‘s website, and edited the Longform.org podcast, which she helped launch. She has also taught as an adjunct professor for an introductory reporting class at Columbia’s J-school.

As a freelance journalist, she has written for Slate, Capital New York, Wired, The Awl, The Hairpin, Fortune, Smithsonian.com, and Fast Company, among many others.

Her poetry has appeared in The Literary Review and in Armchair/Shotgun. She was the proprietor of a now-defunct list-joke blog called The Lonesome Lumberjack. And in previous lives, she produced several shows on the also-now-defunct Air America Radio, and worked in web production at The Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia. You can find her on Twitter, or e-mail her at lauren (dot) kirchner (at) gmail (dot) com.