Katharine Mieszkowski

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Katharine Mieszkowski (born 1971) is an American journalist.


Mieszkowski is a senior reporter for Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting. She has been a senior writer for Salon.com and Fast Company magazine.

Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, Glamour, Reader's Digest, Slate, Ms., and San Francisco magazine.

Her radio commentaries have been featured on NPR's All Things Considered and PRI's Living on Earth programs.

At Salon.com from Feb. 2000 to Aug. 2009, Mieszkowski covered the environment, science, and technology. Her 2000 story "Fumble.com" was anthologized by Michael Lewis in Panic: The Story of Modern Financial Insanity, published in 2008. Her story 2006 story "I make $1.45 a week, and I love it!" about Amazon.com's Mechanical Turk was anthologized by Steven Levy in The Best American Technology Writing 2007.

When Mother Jones magazine won the 2009 Utne Independent Press Award for environmental coverage, judges cited Mieszkowski's piece about Wegmans, "Big Green Brother."[1] In 2001 Mieszkowski was honored as one of the top 25 Women on the Web by San Francisco Women on the Web.[2]

Mieszkowski was the sixth employee of Women's Wire (later Women.com) in 1994. On staff at Fast Company from 1997 to 2000, Mieszkowski covered Silicon Valley. Her column about San Francisco Bay area subcultures, "Culture Shocked," ran in the San Francisco Bay Guardian between 1997 and 2003.

Mieszkowski graduated from Yale University with a bachelor's degree in Literature in 1993.

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  1. ^ The Winners of the 2009 Utne Independent Press Awards. Utne.com, May 2009. Retrieved on 2009-09-25.
  2. ^ Named one of 25 Top Women on the Web 2001 Wired.com, April 2001. Retrieved on 2006-09-30.