FORA.tv Speaker - Gary Marx

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Biography

Gary Marx is currently a projects reporter for the Chicago Tribune. Marx started at the Tribune in 1988 as a Metropolitan reporter, and was the Tribune‘s South America correspondent from 1990 until 1994. Upon returning to Chicago, he covered criminal justice and was a member of the paper’s projects team before rejoining the foreign staff in 2002 based in Havana, Cuba. In 2007, Marx was forced to leave Cuba after authorities deemed his coverage of human rights and other issues as “too negative.” Marx began his journalism career in 1983 as a freelance reporter in Africa for the Christian Science Monitor and later joined the Orlando Sentinel where he worked as an editorial writer, city reporter, investigative reporter and foreign correspondent covering Central America and the Caribbean. During his career, Marx has covered civil wars and U.S. military operations on three continents, including Iraq and Somalia. His investigations have led to indictments for murder and other crimes, and sparked sweeping reform. Marx is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist in investigative reporting, including 2012 for his series “Fugitives from Justice” with David Jackson. Marx and Jackson were also awarded the 2011 Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism for the same series. Marx’s other national awards include the APME’s Public Service Award, the Heywood Broun Award, a National Press Club Award, and an Overseas Press Club Citation. In 2007, he was awarded the Maria Moors Cabot Prize for outstanding reporting of Latin America from Columbia University. Marx has a BA from Harvard and a Masters degree in African politics from the London School of Economics. In 2001, Marx was a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, and in 2008 he was a Visiting Fellow at Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies.

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PANEL: How the Sausage Is Made 2013

04.12.13 | 01:27:33 min | 0 comments