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Lawrence Lanahan

Freelance Print and Radio Journalist

Baltimore

Lawrence Lanahan

Freelance reporter

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Byline, Anyone?

Can newsrooms boost traffic without spoiling their brands?
Columbia Journalism Review Link to Story
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The Not-So-Straight And Narrow Path

In West Baltimore, staying in the path of opportunity--and out of the path of danger.
City Paper Link to Story
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Downwardly mobile for Jesus

Like other evangelical relocators, Matthew Loftus wanted a personal stake in fighting poverty.
Al Jazeera America Link to Story
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Worse Than the Blues

How the suburbs made John Fahey more miserable than the meanest bluesmen in Mississippi.
City Paper Link to Story
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With Cove Point, U.S. seeks to become a gas exporter

What natural gas exports could mean for the Chesapeake—and the global economy.
Al Jazeera America Link to Story
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Crews In For a Bruisin’?

While pols and studios battle over film tax credits, Maryland-based crews wait anxiously for work.
City Paper Link to Story
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Lowering Health Care Spending, One Patient at a Time

Can social workers help hospitals' most expensive patients develop healthier habits?
"Maryland Morning," WYPR Link to Story
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Fighting segregation in housing: There's a map for that

Can new mapping tools help poor families move to wealthier suburbs?
Al Jazeera America Link to Story
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Given A Second Chance, Convicted Trader Helps Others

What do we want from white collar criminals once they've done their time? (flickr/epSos.de)
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Secrets of the City

What can The Wire's fifth season teach us about reporting on cities? (flickr/David Kindler)
Columbia Journalism Review Link to Story
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Navigating in Nebraska

One man's quixotic crusade to get Hurricane Katrina evacuees back on their feet...in Omaha, Nebraska.
Weekend America Link to Story
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Keeping Kids Out of the System

What is Maryland doing to reduce racial disparities in the juvenile justice system?
"The Lines Between Us," WYPR Link to Story

About

Lawrence Lanahan

I'm a freelance journalist with ten years of experience reporting for newspapers, magazines, and public radio programs.

From 2010 to 2013, I was a senior producer at Baltimore NPR member station WYPR, where I launched "The Lines Between Us," a year-long multimedia examination of regional inequality. The series won a 2014 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University award.

Before I started reporting, I spent seven years as an education researcher, and I've taught at Lehman College, Howard Community College, and the University of Baltimore. I hold an M.A. in sociology from American University and an M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

I'm also a songwriter and a guitarist, and I fool around with composition (I created the theme music for "The Lines Between Us"). My band Disappearing Ink will release an album in fall of 2014.