Stan Alcorn

Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting
Reporter and Producer

Stan Alcorn is a reporter and producer for Reveal. He previously was a reporter for Marketplace, covering business and economic news – from debit card fees levied on the formerly incarcerated to the economic impact of Beyoncé's hair. He also has helped launch new shows at Marketplace and Slate, researched books by journalists at Time and CNBC, and reported for outlets including FiveThirtyEight, High Country News, Narratively, Digg, WNYC and NPR.

Recent Posts by Stan Alcorn

  • The Big Map: Outlining Narratives

    Two sets of Dart Award-winning writers and editors describe how they tackled their complicated stories, and reveal a common secret weapon: a (large) paper outline.

  • The Hurt In Their Eyes

    St. Petersburg Times photographer Edmund Fountain talks about his Dart Award-winning portraits of men whose lives are still shaped, up to 50 years later, by the brutal abuse they suffered at the Florida School for Boys.

  • 2011 Dart Awards Honor Outstanding Reporting on Institutions

    There are many forces that suppress stories of trauma, from the active denial of perpetrators to the passive denial of those who prefer to look away.  But when human tragedy is embedded in complex institutions — high school, higher ed, the military — the challenges of reporting and storytelling multiply.

  • 21st Century War: What Journalists Need to Know

    Researchers, clinicians and a retired Marine talk about how multiple deployments and the threat of grievous physical and psychological injury make it difficult for a veteran to make the journey home; part of Dart's Videos on Veterans series. 

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