Bruce Shapiro is an American journalist, commentator and author. He is executive director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, a resource center and think tank for journalists who cover violence, conflict and tragedy, based at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.  In 2014 he received the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Public Advocacy Award recognizing "outstanding and fundamental contributions to the social understanding of trauma." 
Shapiro is a contributing editor at The Nation magazine and provides a weekly report on U.S. politics and culture to the Australian radio program Late Night Live. In addition to his leadership of the Dart Center he is Senior Executive Director for Professional Programs and adjunct professor at Columbia Journalism School. Shapiro serves on the board of directors of the Global Investigative Journalism Network.
Shapiro, Bruce (2003). Shaking the Foundations: 200 Years of Investigative Journalism in America. Nation Books. ISBN 1-56025-433-5.
Shapiro, Bruce; Jackson, Jesse; and Jackson, Jesse Jr. (2001). Legal Lynching: The Death Penalty and America's Future. New Press. ISBN 1-56584-685-0.