Lauren E. Bohn is a reporter for the Medill News Service. She has previously written for Time.com as an intern at the Magazine and has also intered at CNN under Soledad O’Brien, CBS News in New York and Cosmopolitan Magazine. As a New York University Dean’s Scholar, she attended research colloquiums in Ghana and Greece. Bohn also spent four months abroad in Prague, Czech Republic., studying sociology and gender studies. She graduated summa cum laude from New York University in May 2009 as a John W. Withers Memorial Award recipient, with a degree in Media, Culture, and Communications. She will receive her master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism in June 2010.
Originially from Philadelphia where she was named an Arch-Dioscesan scholar and a Champion of Caring for her humanitarian work in Appalachia and the Dominican Republic, Lauren  has a quirky obsession with moleskins and a chronic case of bibliophilia (read: a true nerd).
Most recent obsessions include: exploring Chicago, learning Arabic, and “New York Stories: Landmark Writing from Four Decades of New York Mag,”

Lauren is The GroundTruth Project’s inaugural Middle East correspondent, formerly a columnist for Foreign Policy magazine. She’s the co-founder of Foreign Policy Interrupteda start-up incubator and fellowship program dedicated to changing the ratio and getting more women miked and bylined. 

She’s also the co-founder of SchoolCycle, a United Nations Foundation campaign in Malawi to provide bikes for adolescent girls to get to school.

She was a 2010-2011 Fulbright fellow in Egypt, where she is the founding assistant editor of The Cairo Review. A Pulitzer Center grantee, her reporting project “Egypt: The Country Outside the Square” was funded by the center. She was a 2012 Overseas Press Club fellow in Jerusalem with the Associated Press, and a 2013 and 2014 UN Foundation Press fellow.

A finalist for a 2012 Livingston Award, her multimedia work has been published by the New York TimesCNN, TIME, NBC News, the Wall Street Journal, the Daily Beast, Foreign Policy, Businessweek, Salon, Global Post, Christian Science Monitor, Rolling Stone Middle East, Marie Claire, and Ms. Magazine, among others. She’s reported from Egypt, Tunisia, Bahrain, Syria, Iraq, the U.A.E., Israel, Gaza, the West Bank, Lebanon, Jordan, Zambia, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, El Salvador, and Brazil.

GIFspiration, h/t Ann Friedman

GIFspiration, h/t Ann Friedman and Zoe Fox

While an undergrad at NYU, she was was an intern at TIME Magazine, where she interviewed Marilyn Manson at midnight (and he told her to wear more eyeliner). She also interned at CNN under Soledad O’Brien and Christiane Amanpour. She graduated summa cum laude from New York University in May 2009 as a John W. Withers Memorial Award recipient and Presidential Scholar, with a degree in Media, Culture, and Communication. She received Chicago’s Association for Women Journalists 2010 award for outstanding young female journalist and received her master’s degree from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism in June 2010. 

Originally from the ‘burbs of Philly (#TeamWawa) where she was named an Archdiocesan scholar and a Champion of Caring for her work in Appalachia and the Dominican Republic, Lauren has a nerdy obsession with all things stationery (and peanut butter) and is usually downright amazed by everything she learns from the extraordinary and resilient people she gets to meet for a living. Hashtag grateful af. <3


Other stuff about-ish me on the interwebs:


My podcast with the World Policy Journal, introducing Foreign Policy Interrupted’s all-women Winter 2017 issue

My interview with Anne-Marie Slaughter on my initiative, Foreign Policy Interrupted 

This is not the Gaza you typically see in American media

Convo with Flora Stationery, a great non-profit providing educational support for women in Eastern Europe

Columbia Journalism Review: The GroundTruth Project and the important of supporting journalists

The GroundTruth Project announces two foundation-supported correspondent positions in Middle East and Africa

Turkish WIN Talk: Reporting at Crossroads

Newsweek Magazine: Rookie Freelancers Risking Their Lives to Cover the Arab Spring

Fulbright 2012 Speech, Washington D.C. Tom Healy

OPC of America Award Ceremony, February 2012

On conflict reporting in the Medill Magazine: Fall 2011

CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin: March 31, 2011

CNN’s American Morning: Feb. 1, 2011

Daily Local News: Feb. 2, 2011

Chicago Tribune: Feb.11, 2011

Association for Women Journalists Gives Scholarships to Medill Students

Three Medill Alumni Receive Fulbright Grants

Northwestern a Top Fulbright Scholar Producer for Fifth Year