In 1989, during his tenure at the Boston Globe, Bronner wrote his first book, Battle for Justice: How the Bork Nomination Shook America (1989). It explores the spark that fueled a month long political firestorm that ensued following President Reagans nomination of Robert Bork to the Supreme Court. It was named one of the best 25 books of the year by The New York Public Library.
In 1997, Mr. Bronner joined The New York Times. Before becoming the papers Jerusalem Bureau chief in 2008, he was the papers deputy foreign editor, assistant editorial page editor, education editor, and national education correspondent. In May, 2012, he was named its national legal affairs correspondent.
Since he was named national legal correspondent, Bronner has covered the voter ID law controversies, gun violence, and of course the ACA ruling in June.
In his talk at the Athenaeum, Ethan Bronner will discuss his tenure as a correspondent in the Middle East, and what insights can be drawn between journalism and objective reporting on sensitive and complicated issues.