Dan Glaun

Former Abrams Journalism Fellow, FRONTLINE/Columbia Journalism School Fellowships

Dan Glaun is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School’s Stabile Center for Investigative Reporting, where he completed a master’s project on the under-reporting of domestic violence in Brooklyn religious communities. A Massachusetts native, he previously worked as a staff reporter for MassLive, covering criminal justice, government accountability and breaking news, and also served as a news assistant at The New York Times. He has won New England Newspaper and Press Association awards for crime, education and investigative reporting, and was awarded Columbia’s Louis Winnick Prize for student reporting on New York City. Glaun’s FRONTLINE/Columbia Journalism School fellowship was supported by the Abrams Foundation.

How the Stock Market & U.S. Household Income Diverged After the 2008 Crash
To illustrate the disconnect between Wall Street and Main Street, FRONTLINE has charted the performance of two major stock indices against the growth of median household income in the U.S.
July 13, 2021
5 Things You May Not Know About Jerome Powell, Chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve
Taking on the role of chair of the Federal Reserve in 2018 gave Jerome Powell both formal and informal power over the U.S. economy.
July 13, 2021
Germany’s Laws on Hate Speech, Nazi Propaganda & Holocaust Denial: An Explainer
A troubled history is alive in Germany — both in a resurgence of far-right ideology and in changes to the laws designed to combat that extremism.
July 1, 2021
A Handful of States Fueled a National Increase in Domestic Violence Shooting Deaths as COVID-19 Spread
More than 2,000 people were killed by domestic-violence-related shootings in 2020 — a 4% increase across the U.S. over 2019, according to data from the Gun Violence Archive. But that uptick was not equally distributed.
June 2, 2021
A Timeline of Domestic Extremism in the U.S., from Charlottesville to January 6
According to data from the Center for Strategic and International Studies, there were 405 terror attacks or plots in the U.S. from 2015 through 2020 — more than double the total number in the previous decade. A timeline of significant incidents tracks how domestic extremism has evolved in recent years.
April 21, 2021
Chinese Legislature Tightens Control Over Hong Kong Elections
The move delivers yet another blow to Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement, which FRONTLINE covered in the 2020 film "Battle for Hong Kong."
March 11, 2021
The Plastic Industry Is Growing During COVID. Recycling? Not So Much.
Unlike many sectors of the U.S. economy, plastic — an industry examined in the March 2020 documentary "Plastic Wars" — is increasing during COVID. But growth also means more waste in landfills.
February 17, 2021
Chinese Spam Network Aims to Discredit U.S. COVID Vaccine and Response, Report Finds
A pro-Chinese digital propaganda network is attempting to discredit a COVID-19 vaccine distributed in the U.S., a new report has found.
February 4, 2021
DOJ 'Cut Back' on Tools to Fix Policing, Inspector General Finds
The Department of Justice has failed to use its full powers to address police misconduct, according to a new report.
November 18, 2020
Threats to Election Officials Piled Up as President Trump Refused to Concede
A FRONTLINE review found examples of threats or acute security risks to election workers in Pennsylvania, Nevada, Arizona, Michigan and Georgia.
November 17, 2020
COVID-19 and the Most Litigated Presidential Election in Recent U.S. History: How the Lawsuits Break Down
A FRONTLINE analysis found that more than 400 election-related cases have been filed in the U.S. this year, making 2020 the most litigated presidential election in recent U.S. history — largely due to concerns involving COVID-19.
October 28, 2020
Amid George Floyd Protests, a Critical Question: Can the Feds Fix American Policing?
As millions of people rallied in the streets this summer demanding an end to police violence, more than a dozen cities were quietly working on their own police reform process — in conference rooms and court hearings.  
September 16, 2020