‘Koch’ Director Tackles US Criminal Justice System

This piece was first published in The Times of Israel.

Neil Barsky (Photo credit: Julie Cunnah)

Neil Barsky (Photo credit: Julie Cunnah)

Shortly after Neil Barsky returned home to New York from the screening of his acclaimed documentary film, “Koch,” at the Jerusalem Film Festival last summer, he decided to do something about the American criminal justice system.

A couple of months ago, Barsky announced the launch of the Marshall Project, a not-for-profit, non-partisan news organization dedicated to covering the American criminal justice system. Then, on Monday, he let it be known that he had lured New York Times columnist and former executive editor Bill Keller away from the Times to be the Marshall Project’s editor-in-chief. Keller will assume his new role on March 1, and the project is expected to be up and running by the end of the first quarter of this year.

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 © 2014 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.

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