Margie Mason is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist who has reported for The Associated Press from more than 20 countries on four continents. She has been based in Asia for nearly 15 years, working as a regional medical writer for over a decade. In 2016, she was part of a team of four female reporters who won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and dozens of other awards for a series of stories about slavery in Southeast Asia’s fishing industry, resulting in more than 2,000 men being freed. Mason has covered many of Asia’s biggest news stories, ranging from the 2004 tsunami to the recent VX nerve agent attack in Malaysia. She has often reported on the front lines of global emerging infectious disease outbreaks, including SARS, bird flu and the H1N1 pandemic, along with producing groundbreaking enterprise and investigations that often focus on women, poverty and human rights abuses. She was a 2009 Nieman Global Health fellow at Harvard University and an Asian studies fellow at the University of Hawaii in 2000. In addition to postings in Vietnam and her current base in Indonesia, Mason also worked for the AP in San Francisco and Charleston, WVa., along with earlier stints at daily newspapers. She holds a degree in journalism and an honorary doctorate from West Virginia University.
Sessions as a Speaker
- Marriott Marquis: Salon 9