Contributors


Contributors | July/August 2008

Julia Whitty ("March of the Tourists ") is Mother Jones' environmental correspondent. Her book The Fragile Edge recently won the Kiriyama Prize for nonfiction and the John Burroughs Medal for natural history.

 

Photojournalist Marco Vernaschi ("A Bitter Leaf") has spent years chronicling the plight of Bolivian miners. Patrick Symmes is a contributing editor for Outside, and the author of The Boys From Dolores.

 

James Sterngold ("Worst of the Worst") covered prisons for the San Francisco Chronicle for several years.

 

Sasha Abramsky ("Taming of the Screws") is the author of American Furies: Crime, Punishment, and Vengeance in the Age of Mass Imprisonment.

 

Contributing writer Jennifer Gonnerman's ("Slammed") book, Life on the Outside, was a 2004 National Book Award finalist.

 

Assistant editor Celia Perry ("Probation for Profit") says reporting on private probation in Georgia felt eerily similar to her last job as a capital defense investigator in the Deep South.

 

Contributing writer James K. Galbraith's ("December Surprise") new book, The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too, comes out in August.


Celia Perry

Celia Perry


Marco Vernaschi

Marco Vernaschi


Ethan Brown

Ethan Brown


Kiera Butler

Kiera Butler


Jim Morris

Jim Morris


Jack Unruh

Jack Unruh


 

Nomi Prins ("Where Credit Is Due") has worked at Goldman Sachs and Bear Stearns. Her story was funded in part by the Nation Institute's Investigative Fund.

 

Ethan Brown ("The Dogs of War" and "Rock v. Blow") is writing a book about a high-profile New Orleans homicide involving an Iraq veteran.

 

Associate editor Kiera Butler ("Forever Young" and "This Is Your Brain on Cell Phones") isn't getting botox, or ditching her cell phone, anytime soon.

 

Jim Morris' investigation of manganese ("Smoke & Mirrors") was part of the Shadow Government Project at the Center for Public Integrity.

 

Jack Unruh ("Ha, Wilderness!") has penned nature-themed illustrations for Anheuser-Busch, National Geographic, and the Bronx Zoo.

 

MoJo reporter Bruce Falconer ("Bush to Cops: Drop Dead ") tried to buy an assault rifle for this story. We have no idea what he would have done with it.