Kirchner-photo2Lauren Kirchner is a reporter and researcher based in Brooklyn. She majored in philosophy at Wesleyan University and received her masters in journalism from Columbia University.

She currently writes about crime and criminal justice for Pacific Standard magazine and other outlets. She is also an adjunct professor for an introductory reporting class at Columbia’s J-school. Previously, she wrote about digital security and the future of news for the Columbia Journalism Review, edited The Baffler‘s website, and edited the Longform.org podcast, which she helped launch.

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 a previous life, she was a producer of several shows on the also-now-defunct Air America Radio. You can find her on Twitter, or e-mail her at lauren (dot) kirchner (at) gmail (dot) com.