Journalism is an important pillar of our modern society that was born out of our evolving need to know and sometimes to gossip. Today, it has become an integral part of modern democracy and bears the burden of shaping our society in many areas, from business to politics to sports. While most countries have different institutions – the judiciary, legislature and executive are all set up to serve as checks and balances for each other, journalism has been the checks and balances for each other. between them as a whole. Investigating what the powerful do behind closed doors and telling the truth behind the carefully crafted doublespeak from political leaders to citizens, journalism has become the shining light guiding the clumsy ignorance of mankind. As such, the industry needs great people who are dedicated to the truth and willing to sacrifice themselves to pursue it. One such person is David Corn, who has distinguished himself as an exemplary journalist.
David Corn, the American journalist was born on February 20, 1959 to Jewish parents in New York, specifically in White Plains. As a child raised in Jewish traditions, formal education was a necessity for David and she started at White Plains Senior High School before graduating and moving to Brown University in Rhode Island where he studied history. .
A young David identified his passion for journalism with things that interested him in school. He made his first stint in a journalistic environment when he was a junior at Brown. He worked at Brown University’s student newspaper, The Brown Daily Herald.
David Corn’s career in journalism
With the knowledge he had gained, David sought internship and employment in news organizations. After working for a publication at a highly rated university, he continued his search for experience at The Nation, a weekly newspaper where he worked as an intern. While at The Nation, his work ethic, passion and talent helped him land an editorial assistant role. Having gotten the job, Corn chose to stay at The Nation rather than return to Brown and complete his degree. He, however, completed and earned his college certificate after completing his credits at Columbia University. He earned a Bachelor of Arts.
David Corn continued to work for The Nation and eventually became the magazine’s Washington editor. As an editor, he appeared on numerous political talk shows, making regular appearances on major US news networks like Fox News, National Public Radio and MSNBC. After years working at The Nation, David Corn left the magazine and joined Mother Jones to become its first Washington bureau chief. Mother Jones, is another magazine focused on investigative reporting on politics, human rights, culture and the environment.
As a journalist, David Corn has written in several other publications other than his own home magazines. He has written for major publications such as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Washington Post, Washington Monthly and many more.
The greatness of a journalist’s career is defined by the stories they tell during their career and David Corn has made a name for himself in this regard. His reporting on the 47% scandal has been described as the significant reason former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney lost the election to Barack Obama in 2012. He was awarded the George Polk Prize in Journalism for singular feat.
As a journalist for whom writing and investigating are a passion, David has extended the expression of his passion to books. He has published six books with his first book, Blond Ghost: Ted Shackles and the CIA Crusades published in 1994. His most recent book was published in 2018. His authoring career has seen him three times become a New York Times bestseller.
David Corn is considered one of the wealthiest journalists in the United States, in part due to his multiple best-selling books and a long career in journalism, which he spent mostly at the top as a news editor. chief and office manager. Although it is a known fact that he makes money from his career and the sales of his books, there is still no definite quote for his net worth as it is still under review.
Family and daughter of David Corn
Aside from a controversial 2017 scandal reported by Politico of an investigation into inappropriate workplace behavior, David Corn has always managed to keep reporting the news and not being the news. His personal life is generally kept separate from his public life and outside of the basics, not much is known about his family.
He has two daughters, Maaike Laanstra-Corn and Amarins Laanstra-Corn from his marriage to Welmoed Laanstra. His daughter, Maaike, made headlines in 2016 when she questioned Donald Trump’s adviser, Kellyanne Conway, about the sex allegations against Donald Trump.