Alex Kotlowitz

Alex Kotlowitz is a regular contributor to the New York Times Magazine , The New Yorker , and This American Life , among other publications.

His bestselling book, There Are No Children Here was selected by the New York Public Library as one of the 150 most important books of the 20th century. His documentary The Interrupters received an Emmy, the Independent Spirit Award for best documentary, a DuPont-Columbia Journalism award, and was selected by The New Yorker and Entertainment Weekly as one of the top ten films of 2011.


In 1993, Mike Checuga was a 24 year-old working obsessively long hours until his boss ordered him to take a day off each week.

Re:sound's Gwen Macsai hosts Best of the Best: The 2013 Third Coast Festival Broadcast, showcasing the best radio stories of the year - winners of the 2013 TC / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition.


Whose Story Is It?

Over the past year, we've seen several major scandals cutting to the heart of journalistic and documentary ethics.

Everyday Voices

David Isay and Alex Kotlowitz both try to discover extraordinary stories in "ordinary people."

From the 2016 Third Coast Conference... celebrated author, filmmaker and radio journalist Alex Kotlowitz talks about the power of a finely crafted intimate narrative.