Tom Robbins is investigative journalist in residence at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, and directs the school’s Urban Reporting Grants Program.
Previously a columnist and staff writer at the Village Voice, the New York Daily News, and The New York Observer, Robbins has reported on politics, crime, and urban issues for over 30 years. A former housing organizer, he is also a past editor of City Limits where his work in the 1980’s established the magazine as a vehicle for serious journalism
Investigative Reporters and Editors, the New York Press Club, the Deadline Club, and the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, which awarded Robbins’ political columns in the Voice its top honors in both 2009 and 2010, have all cited his pieces on political corruption and urban issues. His recent investigative series on violence in New York prisons, produced in collaboration with the Marshall Project and the New York Times, was a 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Investigative Reporting and won the 2016 Hillman Prize for Newspaper Journalism.