Greg Campbell (author)
|Born||July 7, 1970
Yeadon, Pennsylvania USA
Greg Campbell (born July 7, 1970) is an award-winning American journalist and nonfiction author who lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with his wife and son.
He began his journalism career in 1995 as a freelance writer at the Boulder Weekly. Campbell then became a full time reporter and eventually the editor in chief. As a reporter, Campbell covered the reunification of Sarajevo during the Bosnian War.
In 1999 Campbell worked at the Longmont Times-Call as a business editor and special projects reporter. He left the paper in 2001.
Campbell co-founded the Fort Collins Weekly in 2002, a free weekly local newspaper that was distributed in Fort Collins, Colorado. It was bought by Swift Communications in 2007 and changed to Fort Collins Now. Campbell left in 2009 to continue his career as a freelance writer.
Campbell's freelance work has been published in The Atlantic, The Economist, USA Today, WSJ Magazine, The Guardian, Salon, Paris Match, CNNMoney.com, Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Chronicle, The Daily Beast, World Policy Journal, Lonely Planet and Foreign Policy.
Work in Kosovo
His work led to his first book, "The Road to Kosovo: A Balkan Diary" in 1998/1999, about the Balkan War published by Westview Press . "The Road to Kosovo" was a finalist for the Colorado Nonfiction Book of the Year for 1999.
In 2001, Campbell traveled to Sierra Leone to conduct research for his next book about blood diamonds. "Blood Diamonds: Tracing the Deadly Path of the World's Most Precious Stones", was published by Basic in 2002 and then released an updated version in 2012.
Campbell (along with Scott Selby) wrote "Flawless: Inside the Largest Diamond Heist in History", a chronicle of one of the world's largest diamond heists from The Diamond District in Antwerp, Belgium. The book was published by Union Square Press in 2010.
Flawless was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award in 2011.
In 2012, Sterling published "Pot, Inc.: Inside Medical Marijuana, America's Most Outlaw Industry". The book is a mix of a first-person journey into the world of medical marijuana and a discussion of marijuana cultivation, ethics, politics, and legality in the United States.
Hondros: A Life in Frames
Campbell launched a Kickstarter campaign in 2013 to produce a documentary named Hondros: A Life in Frames. The project was launched with an initial goal of $30,000.00 and became fully funded within three days with a total of $89,639.00 raised by the end.
Campbell met photojournalist and his best friend Chris Hondros in high school. April 20, 2011, Hondros was fatally wounded in a mortar attack by government forces in Misrata while covering the 2011 Libyan civil war. After Hondros' death, Campbell was contacted by Liberian Joseph Duo that was the subject of his most famous photographs. Campbell learned that Hondros had returned to Liberia to help Duo earn his high school, college, and eventually law school education.
- Dukes, Brian (2013-07-15). "Author and journalist Greg Campbell to tell Chris Hondros' story". The Fayetteville Observer. Retrieved 2014-03-29.
- Bailey, Holly (July 12, 2013). "Finding Chris Hondros: Film to explore life of slain war photographer through images". Yahoo! News. Retrieved 2014-03-29.
- Campbell, Greg. "Hondros: A Life in Frames". Kickstarter. Retrieved 2014-03-29.
- Krueger, Bill (2013-08-05). "Friends look to celebrate Hondros’ life with documentary". North Carolina State University Alumni Blog. Retrieved 2014-03-29.
- staff (2013-09-05). "Congrats to 'Hondros,' August's Project of the Month!". Indiewire. Retrieved 2014-03-29.