Judith Matloff teaches conflict reporting at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, where she has pioneered safety training for journalists worldwide, consulting for a wide range of international media organizations.
Matloff has been writing about troubled regions for nearly 30 years. After receiving a BA from Harvard, she worked as a staff correspondent for Reuters and the Christian Science Monitor on various continents before breaking out as an independent writer. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Los Angeles Times and Wall Street Journal among others.
Her work has been supported by various organizations including the MacArthur Foundation, the Fulbright Scholar Program and Hoover Institution. Matloff recently published her third book, the critically acclaimed No Friends but the Mountains, which explores why so many wars occur in remote highlands.
Safety training clients have included NBC, United Nations, Society of Professional Journalists, DCTV, Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, International News Safety Institute, State Department, Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, the International Women’s Media Foundation, Periodistas de a Pie, Canadian Association of Journalists and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.