Contributors | November/December 2002

Jon Jeter (” South Africa’s Driest Season“) has been southern Africa bureau chief for the Washington Post since May 1999. He previously worked for the Detroit Free Press and the Star Tribune in Minneapolis.

Jon R. Luoma (” Water for Profit“) writes about the environment and science and has previously ex-plored topics such as genetically engineered foods for this magazine. His work was included in The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2001

Jon R. Luoma
Verlyn Klinkenborg Verlyn Klinkenborg (” The New Range Wars“) is a contributing writer for Mother Jones and author of the forthcoming book The Rural Life, a season-by-season account of life in the country. Over the past decade he has spent a lot of time in Wyoming with his horses and ßy rod, giving him an up-close view of the battles between ranchers and coalbed methane developers that he describes in this issue.

Bill Donahue (“The Land of the Setting Sun”), who went to Sun City, Arizona, for this story, has traveled widely for Mother Jones. Last year he visited Jamaica to report on volunteer vacations and in 2000 he kayaked the length of the Los Angeles River to write about plans to restore that waterway to its natural state.

Peter Granser (“The Land of the Setting Sun”) is an Austrian photographer. Portraits from his project documenting Sun City have won several prizes, including a 2002 World Press Photo Award.

Marc Shoul (” South Africa’s Driest Season“) is a photographer based in Cape Town, South Africa. He traveled to remote Madlebe villages in KwaZulu-Natal province to shoot this story about the effects of efforts to privatize water service.

Peter Granser

Laura Fraser (” Jailhouse Talk“) is the author of, most recently, An Italian Affair, a memoir about getting over a heartbreak in Italy, which was a national best-seller. Based in San Francisco, Fraser is a writer for such magazines as Vogue, Glamour, and Self, and has also taught magazine writing at Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California.

Laura Fraser
Brendan I. Koerner Brendan I. Koerner (” Lie Detector Roulette“) has written extensively about the intersection of technology and privacy as a contributing writer for Mother Jones. His cover story about industry influence on the Federal Communications Commission, ” Losing Signal” (September/October 2001), was recently voted No.1 on Project Censored’s list of the Top 25 Censored News Stories of 2001.
Todd Gitlin Todd Gitlin

is a professor of journalism and sociology at Columbia University. His most recent book is .Media Unlimited: How the Torrent of Images and Sounds Overwhelms Our Lives. Next spring, Basic Books will publish his Letters to a Young Activist.