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Adam L. Penenberg

Associate Professor
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B.A., Economics, Reed College

Professor Penenberg is an investigative journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Forbes, Wired, [Inside], Playboy and Mother Jones. A former Senior Editor at Forbes and reporter for Forbes.com, Penenberg garnered national attention in 1998 for unmasking serial fabricator Stephen Glass of The New Republic–portrayed in the film Shattered Glass (Steve Zahn plays Penenberg).

A chapter of his first book, Spooked: Espionage in Corporate America (Perseus Books) was excerpted in The Sunday New York Times Magazine, while a portion of his second, Tragic Indifference: One Man’s Battle With the Auto Industry Over the Dangers of SUVs (HarperBusiness, Nov. 2003), ran in USA Today. Penenberg has appeared on NBC’s “Today Show” with Katie Couric, CNN’s “American Morning” with Soledad O’Brien, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CNBC and NPR.

He wrote the popular “Media Hack” column for Wired News, was a columnist for Slate, and is now a contributing writer to Fast Company magazine.


Published Works

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 Annotate Annotate January 1st, 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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