- Charles Lane (journalist)
Charles Lane Nationality American Occupation Journalist Known for The New Republic editor, Washington Post journalist Religion Jewish
Charles "Chuck" Lane is an American journalist and editor who is a staff writer for The Washington Post. His articles are concerned chiefly with the activities and cases of the Supreme Court of the United States and judicial system. He was the lead editor of The New Republic from 1997 to 1999. In 2008 he published The Day Freedom Died, about the Colfax massacre of 1873 in Louisiana and its political repercussions during Reconstruction, including the resulting Supreme Court case, United States v. Cruikshank.
Early life and education
Lane is a former foreign correspondent for Newsweek and served as its Berlin bureau chief. He received a citation for excellence from the Overseas Press Club for his coverage of the former Yugoslavia and contributed to the book Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know, edited by Roy Gutman and David Rieff. He has appeared as a commentator on PBS's The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and NPR's The Diane Rehm Show.
From 1997 to 1999 Lane was lead editor of The New Republic. In 1998 a scandal arose when fabricated reporting by Stephen Glass was discovered. Lane fired Glass and accepted responsibility for printing Glass's articles.
Since 2000, Lane has been covering the Supreme Court for the Washington Post. He also teaches a course in journalism (about fraud) at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Lane taught a similar course at Princeton University in the spring of 2008.
In 2006, he was one of four finalists for the director position of the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University; Lee Huebner was chosen. Charles Lane was Bosch Fellow in Public Policy at the American Academy in Berlin, Germany, for Spring 2009.
In 2011, Lane wrote that he hoped that Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was unable to speak as a result of having been shot in the head a few weeks earlier, would speak out against union workers in Wisconsin if she "could speak normally". Lane's statement was criticized by some as exploitative and insensitive.
- The 1998 journalism scandal at The New Republic was portrayed in the 2003 film Shattered Glass. Lane was portrayed by actor Peter Sarsgaard.
- ^ Lane, Charles. "Full Court Press". The Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/linkset/2005/03/24/LI2005032402354.html. Retrieved 2007-10-19.
- ^ "Crimes of War Project The Book - Contributors". The Crimes of War Project. http://www.crimesofwar.org/thebook/contributors.html. Retrieved 2007-10-19.
- ^ "Supreme Court Preview, September 15 & 16, 2006, Who’s Who" (PDF). The College of William & Mary. http://www.wm.edu/law/ibrl/documents/SCPBios2006_000.pdf. Retrieved 2007-10-19.
- ^ "Tyranny in Wisconsin, Part 4". Washington Post. http://voices.washingtonpost.com/postpartisan/2011/02/tyranny_in_wisconsin_part_4.html. Retrieved 2011-02-21.
- ^ "The Wrong Lane". Washington Monthly. http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/2011_02/028093.php. Retrieved 2011-02-21.
- ^ "Helpful WaPo Columnist Tells Us What Giffords Would Think About Wisconsin". Wonkette. http://wonkette.com/438941/helpful-washington-post-op-ed-columnist-tells-us-what-gabrielle-giffords-would-think-about-wisconsin. Retrieved 2011-03-02.
- ^ "Lost Weekend". Vanity Fair. http://www.vanityfair.com/online/wolcott/2011/02/yes-i-know-ive-been.html. Retrieved 2011-03- -02.
- Marshall Poe, "Interview with Charles Lane", New Books in History, 7 Aug 2008
Chuck was a competitor on "Jeopardy" and came in third (last) place. He won a set of china.
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