Judith Matloff

Adjunct Faculty

Judith Matloff has been writing about international affairs for 30 years, writing mainly about areas of turmoil. She covered 62 countries, as head of the Africa and Moscow bureaus of The Christian Science Monitor. Previously, Matloff spent a decade at Reuters in various staff positions in Europe and Africa. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times Magazine and Book Review, The Economist, Financial Times and Newsweek.  She has won fellowships from the MacArthur Foundation, the Fulbright Program (twice), Harvard-Radcliffe College, and the South Asian Journalists Association. She belongs to PEN and served as a media fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. 

She has pioneered safety training for journalists around the world. Clients have included NBC, United Nations, Society of Professional Journalists, 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.

Matloff is a contributing editor to Columbia Journalism Review. She has authored two books, “Fragments of a Forgotten War” and “Home Girl.”  A third, about mountains and violence, will be published in 2017 by Basic Books. 

Matloff earned a B.A. from Harvard. 

Profile of her course in the Columbia Record.



701 Journalism