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Pamela Cytrynbaum
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Oregon Department of Corrections inmate No. 88329999 is a convicted murderer serving three life sentences for a 1998 triple homicide at a mobile home in West Salem. Inside the Oregon State...
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Record numbers of wrongful convictions were overturned across the nation last year. But in some places, the trend seems to moving in the opposite direction.
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Journalist, blogger, teacher of media (multi, new and old), investigative reporter/criminal justice/wrongful convictions
Pamela Cytrynbaum is the Executive Director of the Chicago Innocence Center.
She formerly taught reporting, writing and multimedia storytelling at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, where she received her bachelor's degree. She received the student-voted teaching excellence award in 2012.
She writes on issues of teaching and social justice  for Teaching Tolerance, the education project for the Southern Poverty Law Center.
She formerly wrote regularly for NBC/Universal's site Family Goes Strong website as Woman on the Verge, where she covered issues including grief, healing, relationships, parenting, divorce, politics and teaching. 
She is also a blogger for Psychology Today at Because I'm the Mom.
She is a former staff writer for The Chicago Tribune and her work exploring the criminal justice system, education, family life, relationships and women's issues has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune, The Oregonian and Chicago Parent. She taught at Brandeis University where she served as associate director of the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism and director of the Justice Brandeis Innocence Project. She is also a licensed high school teacher of English and Journalism. She spent 13 years living, parenting, writing and teaching in Oregon. To follow Pam on Twitter, click here and to find her on Facebook
  • Northwestern University
    Journalism, 1984 - 1988
  • Oregon State University
    MAT in Education, 2002 - 2003
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Executive Director, Chicago Innocence Project
    Blogger, 2011 - present
  • Chicago Innocence Center
    Executive Director, 2012 - present
  • NBCUniversal
    Blogger, 2010 - 2013
  • Oregon State University
    Multimedia Visiting Asst. Professor/Online Instructor, 2007 - 2011
  • Brandeis University/Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism
    Associate Director/Visiting Assistant Prof. American Studies, 2005 - 2007
  • Univrsity of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication
    Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism
    Newswriting Instructor/Program Assistant, Medill Innocence Project, 2003 - 2004
  • Northwestern University Medill Journalism School
    Multimedia Instructor, 2010 - 1012
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I Failed the Happiness Test

How to release the 'Happiness' fetish.

Minding My Mind: Noticing Distraction Makes You Productive

Procrastination bucket list: Why do I always have to pee when I'm writing?

War on Grief: Why Does My Grief Make You Nervous?

What if my grief has no stages, no movement? It just is. So, deal with it. I am.

Grief Shaming: Who Made You the Grief Police?

Mourn at your own pace. Whether your grief is 'complicated' or not, it's YOURS.

Why Some States Still Fight the Exoneration of the Innocent

Record numbers of wrongful convictions were overturned across the nation last year. But in some places, the trend seems to moving in the opp

Learning to Float in Grief

We need to learn how to be comfortable in grief without drowning.

The War on Grief

Pathologizing grief has ancient roots.

Student: I'm Getting Married! Got Any Any Advice? Me: Yup

To a Millennial Bride: How to save your marriage before the wedding day

Why Post-Divorce, Second Chances at Love are the Best

Forget Doomed Second Marriage Stats: Midlife love do-overs are hot!!

Divorce Diaries: 2014 Co-Parenting New Year's Resolutions

Resolved not to tear your kids asunder with your marriage? Here's how...

Girl World: Notes From the Trenches of Adolescent Warfare

The New Girl Adolescence: Begins at 7 and does it ever end?

When the Worst Possible Thing Happens: Grief Cures Anxiety

Blowing the Worried Mind: What happens when your worst fears come true?

Who Deserves My Brother's Heart?

A view from the wrong side of organ donation

Coming Out of Grief's Closet: Can You Heal Unconsciously?

Awaking from a Grief Coma: What does healing from 'complicated grief' look like?

'I want him to change'

She waited to hear from him for 23 years. Then one day last winter, Jeanne Bishop was sorting through a pile of mail at her office when she

Technical Fouls on Okla. Judge in Hoops Star's Rape Case

When powerful evidence showed that an Oklahoma State University hoops star had been wrongfully convicted of rape, Judge Phillip Corley had a

Hidden Agenda Fuels Challenge to Pivotal Death Penalty Case

Anthony Porter, the exonerated death row inmate whose jubilant release from prison was the catalyst for abolishing the death penalty in Illi

The Tribune Murdered the Truth

"Who Committed Murder?" the editorial's headline blared. Its focus was on a double homicide of a young couple that led to the conviction and

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