Adam Glenn is a writer/editor at the Knight First Amendment Institute. In addition to producing content in support of the Institute’s research and litigation programs, he helps develop the Institute’s overall editorial voice across its research, communications, and public education programs.
A veteran journalist, Glenn has worked since the early 1980s for newspaper, magazine, and online newsrooms in New York and Washington, D.C., including as an associate editor covering the media industry for a weekly newsmagazine, and as senior producer managing business, technology, science, and health coverage at ABC News. He has been a digital pioneer since the early 1990s and has consulted with a wide array of news publishers, think tanks, non-profits, and agencies, including the United Nations. In the early 1990s, Glenn began specializing in environmental journalism, in recent years launching two climate change news services; he currently edits a weekly online magazine for environmental journalists.
Glenn is a long-time journalism trainer and educator, first teaching in the early 2000s during a fellowship to India. He has since held full- and part-time faculty positions at Columbia University, New York University, and the City University of New York, where he most recently served as a distinguished lecturer. He is currently an adjunct professor of journalism at CUNY’s Hunter College.
Glenn has won numerous fellowships, grants, and awards, including a Knight Foundation News Challenge grant, a Wilson Center public policy scholar residency, and fellowships from the Vermont Law School, the National Institutes of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He was recently part of a team in partnership with WNYC Radio that won a national Murrow Award for coverage of climate change in New York, and previously was part of the team at ABC News honored with a Peabody Award for coverage of 9/11.
He holds a master’s degree in international policy from the Fletcher School, and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Boston University.