Emily Bazelon


Emily Bazelon wrote the national bestseller Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. She is a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine and the Truman Capote Fellow for Creative Writing and Law at Yale Law School. She is also a frequent guest on the Colbert Report.

Before joining the Times Magazine, Bazelon was a writer and editor for nine years at Slate, where she co-founded the women’s section DoubleX. She continues to co-host the Slate Political Gabfest, a weekly podcast. Bazelon has previously been a Soros media fellow and has worked as an editor and writer at Legal Affairs magazine and as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit. She has appeared on the PBS NewsHour, Morning Joe, Fresh Air, Morning Edition, and All Things Considered. Her writing has appeared in the Atlantic, This American Life, O Magazine, the Washington Post, and Mother Jones, among other publications.

Bazelon is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School. Bazelon was a finalist for the 2011 Michael Kelly Award, given by the Atlantic Media Company for journalism in “the fearless pursuit and expression of truth.” She was also a finalist for the 2011 Online Journalism Award from the Gannett Foundation for innovative investigative journalism.