Ted Conover

Ted Conover is author of "Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing," an account of nearly a year's work undercover as a corrections officer. Conover is now writer-in-residence at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University.

Ted Conover appears in the following:

In Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Days, A Strike in Memphis

Monday, January 15, 2018

Journalist Ted Conover talks about his latest article for Smithsonian magazine called, “I Am a Man.”


The Horrors of Solitary Confinement

Thursday, February 05, 2015

One tactic used to punish prisoners in Guantanamo Bay is rampant throughout American jails and prisons: solitary confinement. 

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Ted Conover Goes Undercover as a Meat Inspector

Friday, April 26, 2013

Ted Conover talks about going undercover as a U.S.D.A. inspector at Cargill Meat Solutions in Schuyler, Nebraska. He learned the the meat inspection trade, sees what goes on inside slaughterhouses and, much to his surprise, runs into a representative from Eli Lilly who’s looking for the effects of antibiotics on the meat. He’s written about it in May’s Harper’s magazine, "The Way of All Flesh: Undercover in an Industrial Slaughterhouse."

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Going Undercover In An Industrial Slaughterhouse

Friday, April 19, 2013

In the May issue of Harper’s magazine, Ted Conover, a longtime undercover and participatory journalist, details his job as an undercover federal meat inspector at an industrial slaughterhouse. Conover talks to Brooke about meat safety, going undercover and why it's necessary to bring a hidden world to life. 

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On the Road

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Ted Conover looks at roads and the crucial role they play in advancing civilization. In The Routes of Man: How Roads Are Changing the World and the Way We Live Today, he explores six of the world’s key roadways—in Peru, East Africa, the West Bank, India, China, and Nigeria. ...

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A prison briefing for Obama

Monday, November 17, 2008

"Instead of planning for the prison, how about some money for Head Start? How about some money to keep families together?"
--Ted Conover on what prisoners want in prison reform