The more power someone wields, the more journalistic accountability and scrutiny they need.
A journalist, lawyer, and author of four New York Times best-selling books, Glenn Greenwald is one also one of the founding triumvirate of editors behind The Intercept.
Most recently, he’s been closely associated with bombshell reporting on the depth and breadth of state surveillance—much of it hinging on documents leaked by Edward Snowden. No Place to Hide is his most recent book detailing the findings.
Prior to co-founding The Intercept, Greenwald worked as a columnist for The Guardian and Salon, where he covered everything from the Plame Affair to anthrax attacks.
He was awarded (with Amy Goodman) the inaugural Park Center I.F. Stone Award for Independent Journalism in 2008, and later received the 2010 Online Journalism Award for reporting on conditions faced by whistleblower Chelsea Manning.
He also authored the 2006 book, How Would a Patriot Act?—a telling portrait of the Bush administration’s abuse of power and A Tragic Legacy (2007), which further critiques the Bush legacy.
Foreign Policy named him a top 100 Global Thinker (with Laura Poitras) and his reporting on NSA spying earned with the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for public service.