Prof. Adam Penenberg
Adam L. Penenberg
Assistant Professor, Journalism
Assistant Director, Business and Economic Reporting
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.
“Not So Lucrative After All” Companies lose interest in prospecting for new oil as prices dive. by Madalina Iacob
“The Gift Giving Retailers Less” As consumers get wise and states crack down, stores are enjoying fewer windfall profits from unused gift cards forgotten in the back of the drawer. by Brendan Conway
“Cruising for Passengers” Desperate to fill empty cabins, the cruise line industry is slashing prices by more than a third. by Leah K. Taylor