Brendan Fitzgerald’s writing has appeared at Longreads, Literary Hub, and The Morning News, where he wrote the “Press Pause” column. From 2016 through 2022, he was senior editor of Columbia Journalism Review. He received his MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of Montana, where he was a Bertha Morton Scholar, co-curator of the Second Wind Reading Series, and online content editor for CutBank. He spent six years as an editor at C-VILLE Weekly in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is the host of the Dominion City Book Club.

CONTACT: fitzheraldtribune [at] gmail


Where Darkness Surrounds Violence,” Columbia Journalism Review

The daily grotesque,” a profile of an artist who drew the Trump news cycle for four-and-a-half years, Columbia Journalism Review

The Transfiguration of Paul Curreri,” Longreads

Covering immigration in the time of Trump,” Columbia Journalism Review (with Migratory Notes)

Intimidation is a form of violence,” Columbia Journalism Review

Charlottesville One Year Later,” Columbia Journalism Review

What One Journalist Learned by Vicariously Sitting in on David Carr’s Master Class,” The Morning News

Shadow and smoke: Charles Wright, and what we let go,” Montana Public Radio

The Combination Lock Test,” The Morning News

Here There Be Monsters: A professor teaches skepticism by creating internet hoaxes,” The Morning News


Krakauer’s Missoula and the scrutiny of reporters who cover rape,” Columbia Journalism Review

What does ‘longform’ journalism really mean? Love and Ruin, terminology, and the anxiety of limits,” Literary Hub

SerialMystery Show, and why listeners want to be in on the action,” Columbia Journalism Review

Susan Orlean on archiving her life, nearly quitting books, and not keeping up with her subjects,” Columbia Journalism Review

Rita Dove on what poetry might grant unsuspecting news readers,” Columbia Journalism Review

Claire Vaye Watkins: ‘You don’t have to do much to be transgressive, and that’s a problem,'” The Believer Logger


Bylines for Columbia Journalism Review

“Press Pause” columns for The Morning News

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