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Adam L. Penenberg

Associate Professor
Assistant Director, Business and Economic Reporting

B.A., Economics, Reed College

In a wide-ranging career as a writer, editor, columnist, and film producer, Professor Penenberg has written for Fast Company, Forbes, the New York Times, Washington Post, Wired, Slate, Playboy, and the Economist. A former senior editor at Forbes and a reporter for Forbes.com, Penenberg garnered national attention in 1998 for unmasking serial fabricator Stephen Glass of the New Republic. Penenberg’s story was a watershed for online investigative journalism and portrayed in the film Shattered Glass (Steve Zahn plays Penenberg). He wrote the popular “Media Hack” column for Wired News, was a columnist for Slate, and a contributing writer to Fast Company magazine.

Penenberg has published several books that have been optioned for film and serialized in the New York Times Magazine, Wired UK, USA Today, Fast Company and the Financial Times, and he recently produced his first feature film, BEATBOX. His cover story on privacy for Forbes magazine was read into the Congressional Record during hearings on privacy and he won a Deadline Club Award for feature reporting for his Fast Company story “Revenge of the Nerds,” which looked at the future of movie-making. Penenberg has appeared on NBC’s The Today Show as well as on CNN and all the major news networks, and has been quoted about media and technology in the Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, New York Times, Wired News, Ad Age, Marketwatch, Politico, and many others.


Published Works

Sky Rivals: Two Men. Two Planes. An Epic Race Around the World Sky Rivals: Two Men. Two Planes. An Epic Race Around the World January 28th, 2016 Adam L. Penenberg Associate Professor Fast Company How Making A Movie Is Like Launching A Startup October 30th, 2015 Adam L. Penenberg Associate Professor Medium The Troll’s Lawyer January 5th, 2015 Adam L. Penenberg Associate Professor Pando Daily GM’s hit and run: How a lawyer, mechanic, and engineer blew open the worst auto scandal in history October 18th, 2014 Adam L. Penenberg Associate Professor Pando Daily Follow the blood money: Exposing the secret US banking operations that help fund suicide bombers February 23rd, 2014 Adam L. Penenberg Associate Professor Pando Daily I challenged hackers to investigate me and what they found out is chilling October 26th, 2013 Adam L. Penenberg Associate Professor Washington Post WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange: ‘Anarchist,’ ‘agitator,’ ‘arrogant’ and a journalist January 28th, 2011 Adam L. Penenberg Associate Professor Fast Company The $131M Ford Rollover Death Verdict That Twitter Broke September 3rd, 2010 Adam L. Penenberg Associate Professor Fast Company Social Networking Affects Brains Like Falling in Love July 1st, 2010 Adam L. Penenberg Associate Professor Viral Loops Viral Loops September 1st, 2009 Adam L. Penenberg Associate Professor Fast Company Ning’s Infinite Ambition May 1st, 2008 Adam L. Penenberg Associate Professor Fast Company Can’t Touch This February 1st, 2007 Adam L. Penenberg Associate Professor Mother Jones Is Google Evil? October 10th, 2006 Adam L. Penenberg Associate Professor Fast Company Revenge of the Nerds July 1st, 2006 Adam L. Penenberg Associate Professor Fast Company Technology: Boom, Bust, and Beyond March 6th, 2006 Adam L. Penenberg Associate Professor Slate Apple’s Next Move December 15th, 2005 Adam L. Penenberg Associate Professor Wired Media Hack May 1st, 2005 Adam L. Penenberg Associate Professor
 

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