Emily Bazelon is the author of the national bestseller Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. She is a senior editor at Slate, a contributing 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 and has appeared on the PBS NewsHour, Morning Joe, Fresh Air, Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Before joining Slate, Bazelon was a Soros media fellow. She 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. Her writing has appeared in the Atlantic, 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.