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Michelle Goldberg (born 1975)[1] is an American journalist and author, writing from a liberal / progressive[2] left-of-center perspective. She is a senior correspondent for The American Prospect and a columnist for The Daily Beast, Slate and The New York Times. She was formerly Senior Contributing Writer at The Nation.[3]

Michelle Goldberg
Michelle Goldberg at 2012 Brooklyn Book Festival panel (8024128755).jpg
Goldberg on a Brooklyn Book Festival panel, 2012
Born 1975
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Education University of California, Berkeley
Occupation Journalist, author
Spouse(s) Matthew Ipcar


Early life and educationEdit


Beginning in 2002, Goldberg was for several years a senior writer at[4][5] For approximately two years, through September 2015, she was Senior Contributing Writer at The Nation.[6][7]

Goldberg's first book, Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism (2006), was a finalist for the 2007 New York Public Library's Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism.[8] In 2009 she published The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World (2009),[8] which is based on her own reporting about the state of women's reproductive rights across several continents,[5] and explores what she terms the "international battle over reproductive rights".[9]

She is a senior correspondent at The American Prospect, and a columnist for The Daily Beast and Slate.[1] Her work has been published in the magazines The New Republic, Rolling Stone, and Glamour,[10] and in The Guardian,[1] The New York Times, The Washington Post,[3] and other newspapers. The New York Times named Goldberg as an opinion columnist in September, 2017.[11]


In the September 17, 2017, issue of The New York Times Book Review, Goldberg published a critical review of Vanessa Grigoriadis' study of college rape Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, and Consent on Campus. In the review, Goldberg incorrectly charged that Grigoriadis failed to write about certain Department of Justice statistics on the subject and incorrectly described the author’s presentation of statistics from the Rape, Abuse and Incest Network. The Book Review issued a correction of more than 100 words. "This review is factually incorrect from top to bottom," Grigoriadis wrote to Book Review editor Pamela Paul. "Michelle essentially threw together some ideas she gathered during her time at Slate and punched me in the face with them. Michelle is free to dislike my book. She is not free to make demonstrably false statements that not only damage my book but my reputation and credibility as a reporter." [12]

Personal lifeEdit

Goldberg lives in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, New York with her husband, Matthew Ipcar.[1][9]



  1. ^ a b c d e f "Michelle Goldberg". Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale, 2016. Retrieved via Biography in Context database, 2017-01-28.
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  3. ^ a b "Michelle Goldberg". The Nation. Retrieved 2017-01-27.
  4. ^ "Michelle Goldberg". Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale, 2016. ", New York, NY, senior writer, beginning in 2002". Retrieved via Biography in Context database, 2017-01-28.
  5. ^ a b Jose, Katharine P. (March 31, 2009). "Our Bodies, Our Hells". The New York Observer (review of Michelle Goldberg, The Means of Reproduction). Archived from the original on January 2, 2011. Retrieved 2017-01-27. Ms. Goldberg, a former senior writer for, ... 
  6. ^ "Masthead". The Nation. Archived from the original on September 10, 2015. Retrieved 2017-01-27. 
  7. ^ "Gay Politics and AIDS: Leslie Cagan". The Nation. 248 (11): 362. March 20, 1989. ISSN 0027-8378.  [irrelevant citation]
  8. ^ a b "Mentorship Program: Michelle Goldberg". The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. New York University. Retrieved 2017-01-27.
  9. ^ a b "About the Author". Michelle Goldberg. Retrieved 2017-01-28. 
  10. ^ "Michelle Goldberg". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 2017-01-28.
  11. ^ Watson, Stephen T. (September 6, 2017). "Amherst native Goldberg is named New York Times opinion columnist". The Buffalo News. Retrieved September 8, 2017. 
  12. ^ Erik Wemple (September 15, 2017). "New York Times publishes eye-popping correction on campus-sexual-assault book review". The Washington Post blogs.