Carla Baranauckas

Carla Baranauckas is a reporter, writer, editor and educator based in New York.

She was on staff for 21 years at The New York Times, where she was involved with the coverage of major sporting events, local and national elections, the collapse of the Soviet Union, the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the 1993 and 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York. She was a contributor to the “Portraits of Grief” profiles of people who died in the 9/11 attacks, which was part of The Times’ Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage.

Baranauckas has also been on staff at The Record of Bergen County, New Jersey, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and The Grand Forks Herald in North Dakota. Her work has appeared on the websites of The Washington Post, HuffPost, NextAvenue, The Street, AOL, and The Canine Review.

For 15 years, Baranauckas was an adjunct associate professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she taught reporting, editing and digital media skills. Many of her students have gone on to work for major media organizations across the country, and several have won Pulitzer Prizes.

Baranauckas has a bachelor’s degree in English from St. Olaf College and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.

Lastest Stories by Carla Baranauckas

Action movies have been around almost as long as the cinema. The celebrated 12-minute Western short “The Great Train Robbery” is cited by some historians as being the first example of the genre....
The history of recorded music begins with a fragment of the French folk song “Au Clair de la Lune,” captured by an instrument called a Phonautograph in Paris in 1860. Unfortunately, no playback...
For decades, rock stars have loved the movies and the movies have loved rock stars. Whether it was Elvis in “Viva Las Vegas,” the Beatles in “Help!,” or the Spice Girls in “Spice World,”...
For decades, rock stars have loved the movies and the movies have loved rock stars. Whether it was Elvis in “Viva Las Vegas,” the Beatles in “Help!,” or the Spice Girls in “Spice World,”...
Action movies have been around almost as long as the cinema. The celebrated 12-minute Western short “The Great Train Robbery” is cited by some historians as being the first example of the genre....
Baseball may be America’s pastime, but filmmakers know that football is America’s passion. Football at various levels — from Pee Wee to the National Football League — has been the...
The U.S. birth rate dropped for the sixth consecutive year in 2020, to the lowest point in the last 30 years, according to a report in May from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)....
During the Covid-19 pandemic, as the nation has grappled with health and financial crises, many people across the country have seen their debts rise and their ability to pay them fall. As businesses...
For decades, rock stars have loved the movies and the movies have loved rock stars. Whether it was Elvis in “Viva Las Vegas,” the Beatles in “Help!,” or the Spice Girls in “Spice World,”...
While they are not the only measure of indebtedness, the percentage of adults with debt in collections and the median amount of such debts are good measures of the degree to which people struggle to...
Ask an Alexa device, “Who is the greatest living actress?” and the answer you’ll get is Meryl Streep. That’s how widely revered the three-time Academy Award winner is, although a handful of...
During the Covid-19 pandemic, American motorists have decreased their amount of driving precipitously as they worked remotely instead of commuting and stayed at home instead of going out to...
Though she had a few minor roles in other movies, Britney Spears had her one and only starring role in the 2002 feature “Crossroads,” written by Shonda Rimes and directed by Tamra Davis. “One...
For an actor, winning an Academy Award may be the pinnacle of a career. But when the ceremonies are over, Hollywood judges performers by a different standard: box office numbers. And you can bet that...
The Ford Motor Company spends billions of dollars on advertising each year, and for decades a large chunk of that money has been spent on marketing its F-Series pickups. This is not a new strategy...