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Judith H. Dobrzynski is an award-winning journalist, based in New York, who specializes in writing about the arts, business, philanthropy and government and is published regularly in publications that include The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York, Smithsonian, Forbes, Town & Country, The New Criterion, The Daily Beast, Conde Nast Portfolio, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and Art + Auction. She also blogs about culture in America at www.artsjournal.com/realcleararts, and is a member of the International Association of Art Critics, U.S. section.
She has been the editor of the Sunday "Money & Business" section and deputy business editor of The New York Times as well as a reporter there, a senior editor of Business Week, and the executive editor and managing editor of CNBC, the cable television business network.
She has also been an adjunct professor at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, where she taught Investigative Business Reporting and Economic and Business Reporting, and an editorial/strategic consultant to websites, TV producers, and documentary-makers.
During her career, Ms. Dobrzynski pioneered several areas of coverage, including shareholder activism and corporate governance, stolen art and online auction fraud. Her investigative articles on Nazi-looted art in a Museum of Modern Art exhibition led to its seizure by the U.S. government, became a cause celebre and helped prompt Austria to change its laws on the restitution of art confiscated by the Nazis. A documentary about the case, "Portrait of Wally," premiered in spring 2012 at the Tribeca Film Festival. Likewise, a series of her articles in The New York Times about art fraud and rigged bidding in eBay auctions resulted in the prosecution and imprisonment of several shill-bidders. The Times nominated the series for a Pulitzer Prize in investigative journalism.
Ms. Dobrzynski has been a correspondent in London, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco. She has been a speaker on journalism, women's issues, corporate governance, the art world and business at dozens of forums and conferences and has been interviewed by CNN, CNBC, NPR's All Things Considered, NPR's On the Media, WNYE's Digital Age and other radio and television stations.
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