Joseph T. Hallinan

Joseph T. "Joe" Hallinan is an American journalist and author. He has written on the criminal justice system in the United States.

While a journalist with the Indianapolis Star he and Susan M. Headden shared the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting "for their shocking series on medical malpractice in the state." Hallinan was named a Nieman Fellow at Harvard. He has written Going Up the River: Travels in a Prison Nation (2001).[1]

Hallinan has taught at a number of American colleges and universities, and was most recently a visiting professor at Vanderbilt University.[2] He has appeared on a variety of radio and television programs in the U.S. and abroad, including NPR's Fresh Air with Teri Gross and The O'Reilly Factor on Fox News.

Hallinan is a 1984 magna cum laude graduate of Boston University.[2] He lives in Chicago with his wife, Pamela Taylor, and their three children.


  • Errornomics
  • Why We Make Mistakes: How We Look Without Seeing, Forget Things in Seconds, And Are All Pretty Sure We Are Way Above Average
  • Going Up The River: Travels in a Prison Nation
  • Kidding Ourselves


  1. ^ "Everybody Wants One".
  2. ^ a b "Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter to teach at Vanderbilt; The Wall Street Journal's Joseph Hallinan to instruct investigative writing course". Vanderbilt News. 29 December 2005. Retrieved 10 January 2020.