Lisa Armstrong is an award-winning journalist with credits in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Intercept, The Daily Beast and others. She has reported from Sierra Leone, Liberia, Tajikistan and the Philippines, and reported from Haiti from 2010 to 2014, through grants from The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and NYU.
Armstrong is currently reporting on juvenile incarceration and has had grants from The Nation's Investigative Fund and The Carter Center to support her work. She is a Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, and recently published a story about minors who have been sentenced to life without parole. She also directed a documentary about a young man who was sent to an adult prison when he was 16, which premiered at the National YoungArts Foundation in May 2017.
Armstrong is an associate professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where she has taught for eight years.
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