Ted Gest covered the White House, Justice Department, Supreme Court and legal/justice news during a 23-year career at U.S. News & World Report. Gest's book on criminal justice policy, "Crime and Politics," was published in the summer of 2001 by Oxford University Press.
A native of St. Louis, Gest began his career there at the Post-Dispatch. He has been cited by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, and he won an American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award.
In 1997, he co-founded Criminal Justice Journalists, which he has headed ever since. In March 2003, he was named coordinator of the Council of Presidents of National Journalism Organizations. He is based in Washington, D.C.
David J. Krajicek
David Krajicek, co-founder and first vice president of Criminal Justice Journalists, writes "The Justice Story" for the New York Daily News and contributes to other publications. He is the author of a nonfiction book, "Scooped! Media Miss Real Story on Crime While Chasing Sex, Sleaze and Celebrities" (Columbia University Press).
Krajicek, a native Nebraskan, was a crime reporter at newspapers in Omaha and Iowa and was police bureau chief of the New York Daily News. A former Columbia University journalism professor, he now works as a writer based in the Catskill Mountains.
Criminal Justice Journalists
Criminal Justice Journalists is a non-profit, member-supported organization whose goal to improve the quality and accuracy of news reporting on crime, law enforcement and the judicial system.
In January 2001, CJJ affiliated with the Jerry Lee Center of Criminology at the University of Pennsylvania. The center was founded by Jerry Lee, president of WBEB-FM in Philadelphia, and is headed by criminologist Lawrence W. Sherman.