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Aaron Glantz

Aaron Glantz ('16)

Veterans reporter, The Center for Investigative Reporting, Emeryville, Calif.
aglantz@stanford.edu, @Aaron_Glantz

Aaron Glantz is motivated by journalism’s ability to affect real world change in the lives of many. As a JSK Fellow, he pursued that goal by scoping investigative projects in three diverse areas — firearms, real estate and international war crimes – in order to develop new storytelling and distribution strategies that enhance the reach and intimacy of the work. He took advantage of the full range of intellectual resources on the Stanford campus – from the Stanford Law School to the School of Engineering and creative writing program. He also launched a partnership with Stanford SPARQ, a “do tank” in the Department of Psychology, to explore ways that journalists might apply best practices from social psychology to improve the impact of their work.  During his Fellowship year, Glantz also wrote a full-length play and raced with the Stanford Cycling Team.

Journalism Challenge


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Exploring new ways to craft and distribute journalism so that it resonates in local communities and the halls of power in Washington

Posts by Aaron

Ceasefire negotiation

How I found hope studying war crimes at Stanford

What impressed me most about these exchanges was a sense of hope among the students — unlike journalists, who tend to be cynical, or government officials, who tend to be jaded.

About Aaron

Aaron Glantz is a Peabody Award-winning radio, print and television journalist who produces public interest stories with impact His reporting has sparked more than a dozen Congressional hearings, a raft of federal legislation and led to criminal probes by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the FBI and the Federal Trade Commission. Because of his reporting, 500,000 fewer U.S. military veterans face long waits for disability compensation, while 100,000 fewer veterans are prescribed highly addictive narcotics by the government. He is also the author of three books, most recently “The War Comes Home: Washington’s Battle Against America’s Veterans.” Glantz has reported across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. His work has appeared in a broad range of media outlets, including The New York Times, NBC News, NPR and the PBS NewsHour. As a JSK Fellow, Glantz is refining a local-global media distribution strategy he implemented at The Center for Investigative Reporting, where relationships with premier media outlets were leveraged with localized data and customized stories for regional publications and broadcasters.

Information on this page is from the fellowship year.