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The Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women

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Emily Bazelon

b. March 4, 1971

by JWA Staff
Our work to expand the Encyclopedia is ongoing. We are providing this brief biography for Emily Bazelon until we are able to commission a full entry.

Journalist, editor, and writer, Emily Bazelon.

Image courtesy of Emily Bazelon.

From cyberbullying to abortion rights, reporter Emily Bazelon has tackled controversial legal issues for Slate and the New York Times Magazine. Bazelon began her journalism career at Yale College, serving as managing editor of the New Journal, then freelanced while on a Dorot Fellowship in Israel from 1993–1994. Bazelon also served as editor of the Yale Law Review. After she graduated Yale Law School in 2000, she clerked for a judge in the First Circuit Court of Appeals and served as senior editor of Legal Affairs, a Washington, DC journal. Bazelon has written for periodicals including the Atlantic, Mother Jones, the Boston Globe, and the New Republic. She worked for nine years as senior editor of Slate before becoming a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine. Bazelon’s coverage of cyberbullying led to her bestselling book Sticks and Stones in 2013. She has also written on issues ranging from Guantanamo to the tactics of the pro-life movement.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Emily Bazelon." (Viewed on March 21, 2023) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/bazelon-emily>.


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