Barney Gimbel

Barney Gimbel’s journalism career spans a variety of publications and topics. During his internship at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Barney Gimbel’s tasks included writing daily stories on local issues such as elections, law enforcement activities, and the economy. He also completed a longer piece on one of Atlanta’s historic communities. In the first half of the summer of 2001, Barney Gimbel worked at the Cape Times, an English-language newspaper published in Cape Town, South Africa. Barney Gimbel spent the rest of the summer working at The Palm Beach Post in Florida, where he wrote a lengthy article about violations of Florida’s laws regarding the sentencing of juvenile offenders, titled “Majority of juveniles in adult prisons will stay there.” His exceptional work on this piece resulted in recognition from the Society of Professional Journalists as a National Finalist for the 2001 Mark of Excellence award in the In-Depth Reporting category. Barney Gimbel was also a runner-up for a regional Mark of Excellence award in the Spot News Reporting category for “Inner tube ride turns tragic for 2 siblings.” While working on his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at Emory University, Barney Gimbel also served as the Editor in Chief of The Emory Wheel, a semiweekly student newspaper. For his work at The Emory Wheel, the Associated Collegiate Press named him a Reporter of the Year. In 2003, Barney Gimbel received his Master of Science in Journalism from Columbia University. After college, Barney Gimbel worked at Newsweek in New York City. His writing for the magazine included over 50 stories and a daily Internet column on the Martha Stewart trial. Barney Gimbel also contributed to a number of television programs as a guest, including appearances on Charlie Rose, National Public Radio, and MSNBC. From 2004 until 2009, Barney Gimbel wrote for Fortune magazine, where over 100 of his features were published.