Alison Flowers

Cycle 3 Fellow


Alison Flowers is an award-winning investigative journalist who focuses on social justice and criminal justice. She is the author of the forthcoming book “Exoneree Diaries: The Fight for Innocence, Independence and Identity” (Haymarket Books, 2016). In 2013, she produced a multimedia series about exonerees for Chicago Public Media and NPR affiliate WBEZ. The yearlong project was a finalist for a national Online Journalism Award. A former TV reporter, Flowers has also written for The Village Voice, VICE News and others. She is a Northwestern University alumna, having earned a master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism in 2009. She also holds a graduate liberal arts degree in Religion and Literature, and she completed advanced French language and civilization coursework at the Sorbonne in 2004. Alison is also an alumna of The OpEd Project and a volunteer mentor for GlobalGirl Media, an organization that empowers young women from under-served communities around the world through new media leadership training. Alison lives in Chicago and works at the Invisible Institute, a production company on the South Side.

Follow Alison Flowers on Twitter @FlowersAlison.