Teaching Schedule - Spring 2017:
|J298||Advanced Data Journalism||3||F 1:30 - 4:30||108/Lower NG|
T. Christian Miller is an award-winning investigative reporter for ProPublica, a non-profit, independent news organization. In 20 years as a professional journalist and foreign correspondent, Miller has covered four wars, a presidential campaign and reported from more than two dozen countries. Miller specializes in national security and foreign investigative reporting, uncovering the activities of U.S. corporations and agencies in developing countries.
His work has been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and many other newspapers. He has produced radio shows with This American Life and NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered. He helped report a multiple Emmy award winning documentary for PBS' Frontline.
In 2016, Miller was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting with Ken Armstrong of The Marshall Project. The prize was given for a series of stories examining the investigation of sexual assault in America, chief among them the critically acclaimed "An Unbelievable Story of Rape."
In addition, he has won multiple national accolades for his work in both the U.S. and abroad, including the Selden Ring award, the George Polk award for investigative reporting, the Livingston award recognizing America's best young journalists; an Investigative Reporters and Editors prize, two Overseas Press Club awards, the John B. Oakes award for environmental journalism, and numerous local reporting prizes.
He is the author of Blood Money: Wasted Billions, Lost Lives and Corporate Greed in Iraq (Little, Brown, Aug. 2006), cited by the Washington Post as one of the “indispensable” books on Iraq. He has also authored two Kindle Singles, Aftershock: The Blast that Shook Psycho Platoon and Firestone and the Warlord. Miller’s work has been cited in the Best of American Business Journalism.
In 2011, he was a Knight Fellow at Stanford University. In 2014, he was awarded a grant from the Knight Foundation to develop Minezy, an email investigative tool for reporters. He has taught classes at the University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University and Columbia University, among others.
Miller, 46, graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with highest honors. He was briefly kidnapped by a Colombian rebel group, has a large pile of unpublished poetry, and enjoys pool, whistling and skipping rocks.
It was supposed to be quick, easy, and cheap: the Bush administration promised American taxpayers that Iraqi oil revenues would pay for it all. But thousands of lives and billions of dollars later, the Iraqi reconstruction is an undeniable failure, overrun by staggering corruption, waste, and incompetence. In BLOOD MONEY, "top-flight investigative reporter" (Mother Jones) T. Christian Miller reveals how the Bush administration failed to keep its promises and allowed a nation to tumble into chaos. Widely hailed as one of the most important books about the quagmire, BLOOD MONEY is essential reading for anyone who cares about the fate of Iraq, and about America's place in the world.