Michael Massing, a New York writer, is the author of The Fix (Simon & Schuster), a study of the nation´s drug problem since the 1960´s. The book was named co-winner of the Washington Monthly´s Political Book Award for 1998. It was also featured on ABC News´ Nightline and on the Frontline series "Drug Wars". Massing´s articles have appeared in such publications as The New York Times Magazine, The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, The Nation, The New Republic, The American Prospect, Rolling Stone, The Washington Monthly, and The Los Angeles Times. He is a former executive editor of the Columbia Journalism Review and remains a contributing editor at that publication. He is also an adjunct professor at the Columbia School of Journalism. He is a founder of the Committee To Protect Journalists and currently sits on its board of directors. The holder of a bachelor´s degree from Harvard College and a master´s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, Massing was awarded an Alicia Patterson journalism fellowship in 1989 and was named a MacArthur Fellow in 1992.