Glenn Greenwald, a journalist, constitutional lawyer, and author, is renowned for his multiple contributions to investigative journalism. Co-founding The Intercept, he later departed from it in October 2020. Before this, his influential columns were featured in both The Guardian and Salon. Among Greenwald’s literary contributions are four New York Times bestsellers, with his latest, “No Place to Hide,” shedding light on the U.S. surveillance landscape and his role in reporting the Snowden revelations globally.
Throughout his career, Greenwald has been the recipient of numerous accolades. In 2008, he clinched the Park Center I.F. Stone Award for Independent Journalism alongside Amy Goodman from “Democracy Now.” His exposé on Chelsea Manning’s harsh detention conditions garnered him the 2010 Online Journalism Award. His reporting on the NSA in 2013 was particularly recognized, earning him the George Polk Award, the Gannett Foundation Awards for both investigative journalism and watchdog journalism, Brazil’s Esso Premio for investigative reporting, and the Pioneer Award from the Electronic Frontier Foundation. That same year, Foreign Policy magazine, in acknowledgment of his and Laura Poitras’s profound influence, listed them among the top 100 Global Thinkers. Greenwald’s groundbreaking NSA coverage for The Guardian culminated in the esteemed 2014 Pulitzer Prize for public service.