Steve Coll

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Steve Coll
Steve Coll (American journalist and writer).jpg
Steve Coll, 2012
Born (1958-10-08) October 8, 1958 (age 59)
Washington, D.C.
Occupation Journalist, author, business executive
Nationality United States of America
Alma mater Occidental College
Genre Journalism
Notable works Ghost Wars; The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century
Notable awards Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting (1990); Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction (2005)
Spouse Eliza Griswold
Children 4

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Steve Coll (born October 8, 1958) is an American journalist, academic and executive. He is currently the dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where he is also the Henry R. Luce Professor of Journalism. A staff writer for The New Yorker, he served as the president and CEO of the New America Foundation from 2007 to 2012.

He is the recipient of two Pulitzer Prize awards, two Overseas Press Club Awards, a PEN American Center John Kenneth Galbraith Award, an Arthur Ross Book Award, a Livingston Award, a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, a Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award, and the Lionel Gelber Prize. From 2012 to 2013, he was a voting member of the Pulitzer Prize Board before continuing to serve in an ex officio capacity as the dean of the Columbia Journalism School.

Early life and family

Steve Coll was born on October 8, 1958, in Washington, D.C. He attended Thomas S. Wootton High School in Rockville, Maryland, graduating in 1976. He moved to Los Angeles, California, and enrolled in Occidental College, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In 1980, he graduated cum laude with majors in English and History. Coll also attended the University of Sussex during his studies.

Coll is married to his second wife, journalist and poet Eliza Griswold.[1]

Career

Journalism

Coll (right) with Richard N. Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations

In 1980, following his graduation from Occidental College in 1980, Coll joined the writing staff of California magazine, eventually working on staff as a contributing editor.[2]

In 1985, he started working for the Washington Post as a general assignment feature writer for the paper's Style section. Two years later, he was promoted to serve as the financial correspondent for the newspaper, based in New York City. He and David A. Vise collaborated on a series of reports scrutinizing the Securities and Exchange Commission for which they received the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting. In 1989, he moved to New Delhi, when he was appointed as the Post's South Asia bureau chief. He served as a foreign correspondent through 1995.[3]

Coll began working for the newspaper's Sunday magazine insert in 1995, serving as publisher of the magazine from 1996 to 1998. He was promoted to managing editor of the newspaper in 1998 and served in that capacity through 2004. He has also served as an associate editor for the newspaper from late 2004 to August 2005.

In September 2005, Coll joined the writing staff of The New Yorker. Based in Washington, D.C., he reported on foreign intelligence and national security.[4]

New America Foundation

On July 23, 2007, Coll was named as the next director of the New America Foundation, a non-profit, non-partisan think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C.[5][6] He has also contributed to the New York Review of Books, particularly about the war in Afghanistan. On June 25, 2012, Coll announced his resignation as President of the New America Foundation to pen a follow up to Ghost Wars.[7]

On October 23, 2012, Coll was elected to the Pulitzer Prize Board, administered by Columbia University.[8]

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

On March 18, 2013, Coll was announced to succeed Nick Lemann as the Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, effective July 1, 2013.[9][10][11][12]

Honors and awards

Bibliography

Books

  • Coll, Steve (1986). The deal of the century : the breakup of AT&T. Atheneum. 
  • — (1987). The taking of Getty Oil : the full story of the most spectacular & catastrophic takeover of all time. Scribner. 
  • Vise, David A.; Coll, Steve (1991). Eagle on the Street : based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the SEC's battle with Wall Street. New York: Scribner's. 
  • Coll, Steve (1993). On the Grand Trunk Road : a journey into South Asia. Crown Press. 
  • — (2004). Ghost wars : the secret history of the CIA, Afghanistan and Bin Laden, from the Soviet invasion to September 10, 2001. Penguin. 
  • — (2008). The Bin Ladens : an Arabian family in the American Century. Penguin. 
  • — (2012). Private empire : ExxonMobil and American power. Penguin. 
  • — (2018). Directorate S : the C.I.A. and America's secret wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001–2016. Penguin. 

Essays and reporting

  • Coll, Steve (November 10, 2008). "The test". The Talk of the Town. Comment. The New Yorker. 84 (36): 29–30. Retrieved 2015-11-29. 
  • — (October 26, 2009). "War and Politics". The Talk of the Town. Comment. The New Yorker. 85 (34): 31–32. 
  • — (October 11, 2010). "Behind Closed Doors". The Talk of the Town. Comment. The New Yorker. 86 (31): 35–36. 
  • — (November 8, 2010). "Leaks". The Talk of the Town. Comment. The New Yorker. 86 (35): 27–28. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  • — (April 4, 2011). "The Casbah Coalition". Letter from Tunis. The New Yorker. 87 (7): 34–40. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  • — (March 4, 2013). "Name calling". The Talk of the Town. Comment. The New Yorker. 89 (3): 17–18. Retrieved 2015-05-06. 
  • — (April 1, 2013). "The spy who said too much : why the Administration targeted a C.I.A. officer". The Political Scene. The New Yorker. 89 (7): 54–63. Retrieved 2016-01-01.  John Kiriakou
  • — (May 6, 2013). "Remote control : our drone delusion". The Critics. Books. The New Yorker. 89 (12): 76–79. 
  • — (June 10–17, 2013). "The President and the press". The Talk of the Town. Comment. The New Yorker. 89 (17): 39–40. 
  • — (July 1, 2013). "Options". The Talk of the Town. Comment. The New Yorker. 89 (19): 19–20. 
  • — (November 4, 2013). "Party crashers". The Talk of the Town. Comment. The New Yorker. 89 (35): 37–38. 
  • — (February 10, 2014). "On the trail". The Talk of the Town. Comment. The New Yorker. 89 (48): 19–20. 
  • — (March 24, 2014). "The Senator vs. the C.I.A." The Talk of the Town. Comment. The New Yorker. 90 (5): 31–32. Retrieved 2015-02-23. 
  • — (July 27, 2015). "The deal". The Talk of the Town. Comment. The New Yorker. 91 (21): 17–18. Retrieved 2015-11-29. 
  • — (April 11, 2016). "Global Trump". The New Yorker. 
  • — (August 8–15, 2016). "Defying conventions". The Talk of the Town. Comment. The New Yorker. 92 (24): 19–20. [20]
  • — (September 5, 2016). "Assad's War on Aleppo". The New Yorker. 
  • — (October 3, 2016). "A Season of Terror and Donald Trump". The New Yorker. 
  • — (February 6, 2017). "Info Wars". The New Yorker. 
  • — (April 17, 2017). "Trump's Confusing Strike on Syria". The New Yorker. 
  • — (June 26, 2017). "An Unquiet Week in Washington". The New Yorker. 
  • — (October 2, 2017). "The Madman Theory of North Korea". The New Yorker. 
  • — (November 13, 2017). "The Trump Administration's Looming Political Crisis". The New Yorker. 
  • — (December 11, 2017). "Donald Trump's "Fake News" Tactics". The New Yorker. 

Contributions on newyorker.com

  • Coll, Steve (December 2, 2016). "Travelling with James Mattis, Donald Trump's Pick for Secretary of Defense". The New Yorker. 
  • — (December 11, 2016). "Rex Tillerson, from a Corporate Oil Sovereign to the State Department". The New Yorker. 
  • — (January 18, 2017). "The Strongman Problem, from Modi to Trump". The New Yorker. 
  • — (February 1, 2017). "The Many Dangers of Donald Trump's Executive Order". The New Yorker. 
  • — (February 22, 2017). "What Trump Means for the World's Poorest People". The New Yorker. 
  • — (March 7, 2017). "Donald Trump Meets the Surveillance State". The New Yorker. 
  • — (March 30, 2017). "Rex Tillerson Is Still Acting Like a C.E.O." The New Yorker. 
  • — (April 18, 2017). "Facebook and the Murderer". The New Yorker. 
  • — (June 6, 2017). "While Trump Tweets, Assad and Putin Advance in Syria". The New Yorker. 
  • — (June 29, 2017). "How Can the Qatar Crisis Be Resolved?". The New Yorker. 
  • — (July 20, 2017). "A Deportation at M.I.T., and New Risks for the Undocumented". The New Yorker. 
  • — (August 10, 2017). "The Trump Administration Rolls Back Anti-Corruption Efforts in the Oil Industry". The New Yorker. 
  • — (August 23, 2017). "The Taliban's Response to Trump's Afghanistan Address". The New Yorker. 
  • — (August 31, 2017). "Things to Think About When Taking Down Statues". The New Yorker. 
  • — (November 8, 2017). "When a Day in Court Is a Trap for Immigrants". The New Yorker. 

Podcasts

  • Coll, Steve (November 23, 2015). "ISIS After Paris" (Podcast). The New Yorker. 
  • — (August 1, 2016). "Defying Conventions" (Podcast). The New Yorker. 
  • — (August 29, 2016). "Images of War" (Podcast). The New Yorker. 
  • — (September 26, 2016). "The Fear Factor" (Podcast). The New Yorker. 
  • — (April 10, 2017). "Trump's Intervention" (Podcast). The New Yorker. 

References

  1. ^ "Steve Coll". Columbia Journalism School. Retrieved 5 January 2018. 
  2. ^ "Conversations with History" (Interview). Interviewed by Harry Kreisler. University of California, Berkeley. 15 March 2005. Retrieved 5 January 2018. 
  3. ^ a b "The Pulitzer Prizes | Awards". Pulitzer.org. Retrieved 2013-03-17. 
  4. ^ "Contributors: Steve Coll". Newyorker.com. Archived from the original on 2013-03-12. Retrieved 2013-03-17. 
  5. ^ Cohen, Patricia (July 23, 2007). "Journalist Chosen to Lead a Public Policy Institute". The New York Times. 
  6. ^ "Steve Coll". NewAmerica.net. Retrieved 2013-03-17. 
  7. ^ "Abiz Top 50 Business Luncheon - August 23, 2012". 
  8. ^ "The Pulitzer Prizes | Journalist, playwright and regional newspaper editor named to Pulitzer Prize Board". Pulitzer.org. Retrieved 2013-03-17. 
  9. ^ "Steve Coll named Dean of J-School". journalism.columbia.edu. Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Archived from the original on 2013-03-19. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  10. ^ Kaminer, Ariel (2013-03-18). "Columbia Names New Dean for Journalism School". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  11. ^ Pompeo, Joe (March 19, 2013). "Steve Coll Named Dean Columbia Journalism School". Capital New York. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  12. ^ Carr, David (April 1, 2013). "Columbia Looks Ahead in an Age of Disruption". New York Times. 
  13. ^ "Past Winners | Livingston Awards". Livawards.org. Archived from the original on 2013-03-22. Retrieved 2013-03-17. 
  14. ^ Award Name:  10 The Ed Cunningham Award. "The Ed Cunningham Award 2000 | Overseas Press Club of America". Opcofamerica.org. Retrieved 2013-03-17. 
  15. ^ Award Name:  14 The Cornelius Ryan Award. "The Cornelius Ryan Award 2004 | Overseas Press Club of America". Opcofamerica.org. Retrieved 2013-03-17. 
  16. ^ "The Pulitzer Prizes | Citation". Pulitzer.org. 2013-03-11. Retrieved 2013-03-17. 
  17. ^ "National Book Critics Circle: 2008 NBCC Finalists Announced". bookcritics.org. 
  18. ^ Laurie Muchnick (November 3, 2012). "Steve Coll Wins FT/Goldman Prize for Exxon Mobil Study". Business Week. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  19. ^ John Williams (January 14, 2012). "National Book Critics Circle Names 2012 Award Finalists". New York Times. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  20. ^ Online version is titled "The D.N.C. and the summer of discontent".

External links

Interviews

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