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MFJS Welcomes Julian Rubinstein as Visiting Professor

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Julian Rubinstein
Julian Rubinstein

The Department of Media, Film & Journalism Studies is excited to welcome Julian Rubinstein as a Visiting Professor of the Practice in Documentary Journalism. This position is offered in recognition of Rubinstein’s outstanding and ongoing contribution to the professional practice of documentary journalism and his interest in participating in the life of the university. He will begin in the role immediately.

Julian Rubinstein is an award-winning journalist, author and producer. His new non-fiction book, The Holly: Five Bullets, One Gun and the Struggle to Save an American Neighborhood, will be published by FSG in May 2021. It has received starred pre-publication reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus and Booklist, which called it “a shattering piece of investigative journalism about street gangs, race relations and law enforcement.” An accompanying independent documentary film is in production.

His first non-fiction book, Ballad of the Whiskey Robber, was called “an instant classic” by Canada’s Globe and Mail. The book was a finalist for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Fact Crime Book and was a New York Times “Editors’ Choice.” His longform magazine work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, Travel + Leisure and others. His journalism has been collected in numerous anthologies, including Best American Essays, Best American Crime Writing, Best American Science and Nature Writing and twice in Best American Sports Writing. He lives in Denver.

Find out more about Rubenstein on his website.