Nicholas Stein *

Nick Stein's investigative articles for Fortune magazine (1999-2005) have ranged from Russian organized insurance fraud ("Inside Operation Boris") to the rise of indentured servitude in Asian factories ("No Way Out") to the state of U.S. border security, among other subjects. In 2004, the World Leadership Forum in London awarded Stein two Business Journalist of the Year awards, one for "Boris" and the other for "Crisis in a Coffee Cup," a detailed look at the corporate causes of the global coffee crisis and its devastating impact on farmers in Latin America and Vietnam. Stein's investigative feature on the decline and fall of Chiquita Brands was selected for the 2003 edition of The Best Business Stories of the Year. In 2002, he was awarded his first Business Journalist of the Year award for his profile of diamond industry giant De Beers ("The De Beers Story: A New Cut on an Old Monopoly"). Stein has taught magazine writing at New York University's journalism department and Columbia University's graduate journalism school. He was born in South Africa, raised in Canada, and holds a BA in English from McGill Univ. and a masters in journalism from Columbia Univ.

* Nick Stein is the deputy director of Project Klebnikov.


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