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Jason Vest is an investigative journalist best known for his reporting in connection with the Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse scandal. He is a Senior Correspondent for The American Prospect, and a contributor to the Boston Phoenix, Government Executive, The Nation, National Journal, Salon, and The Village Voice, specializing in intelligence and national security affairs.[1]

In 2003 Vest was named an Ochberg Fellow at the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma.[2] As a freelance reporter he has written for The Atlantic Monthly, U.S. News & World Report, Columbia Journalism Review, and Mother Jones.

Vest was recognized in 2002 by the American Journalism Review as an "Unsung Hero of Washington Journalism".[3]

At last report (2007), Vest was teaching journalism in Indianapolis.


  1. ^ The American Prospect
  2. ^ Dart Center Ochberg Fellows
  3. ^ "Unsung Heroes", by Nina J. Easton, American Journalism Review, May 2002.