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Lauren Knapp

Lauren Knapp is an adjunct instructor in the Masters of Journalism program.

Lauren Knapp

Lauren Knapp is an adjunct instructor in the Master's of Journalism program. Her work focuses on video journalism and documentary film. She also teaches at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Her work has appeared on The New York Times, NPR, PBS NewsHour, The Guardian, McClatchy Studios and more.


Lauren's documentaries focus on a range of topics including Mongolian rock, lockdown drills and capital punishment. She's interested in bringing difficult subjects to light and exposing the nuance inherent in pressing policy discussions. Her current project explores the need for structural support for caretaker's in the first three months after having a baby.


Lauren holds a BA in Anthropology from Grinnell College and an MFA in Documentary Film and Video from Stanford University.