Alison Bass

Alison Bass is a former Boston Globe reporter, assistant professor at West Virginia University and the author of an upcoming book about the sex trade.

Alison Bass is the author of Getting Screwed, Sex Workers and the Law and Side Effects: A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower, and A Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial, the true story of two women – a prosecutor and a whistleblower — who exposed the deception behind the making of a blockbuster drug.

Bass is an award-winning journalist and long-time medical writer for The Boston Globe. Her articles and essays have also appeared in The Chicago Tribune, The Miami Herald, The Village Voice, Psychology Today, Technology Review, Readers Digest and numerous other newspapers and magazines around the country. A series she wrote for The Boston Globe on psychiatry was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in the Public Service category. Bass has received a number of other journalism awards for her work, including the Top Media Award from the National Mental Health Association and two media awards from theAlliance for the Mentally Ill. In 2007, she won a prestigious Alicia Patterson Fellowship for her investigative work. She is an Assistant Professor of Journalism at West Virginia University.