Media Appearances

The Trace

• “The Future of Gun Reform,” Democracy Journal roundtable, Nov. 28, 2022

• CNN Situation Room: Colorado Springs and Virginia Walmart shootings, Nov 23 and Nov 25, 2022

• CNN Tonight, Virginia Walmart shooting, Nov 23, 2022

• CNN Newsroom: Colorado Springs and Virginia Walmart shootings, Nov 23, 2022

• “‘Covering the End of the World’: A Reporter on Gun Violence,” UNDISTRACTED with Brittany Packnett Cunningham, July 14, 2022

• America Contro: “The problem of gun violence in the U.S.” (3:03), Sky TG24 (Italy), July 10, 2022

• BBC Newsday: “US gun violence: How do you define a mass shooting?” July 6, 2022

• Axios Today, “A holiday weekend marred by gun violence,” July 5, 2022

• Poynter/PolitiFact: “How to Cover Gun Violence and the Gun Debate in America” (companion post) June 13, 2022

• The Takeaway: “‘Red Flag’ Gun Laws,” WNYC, June 13, 2022

• The Brian Lehrer Show: “Common Sense Gun Control,” WNYC, June 9, 2022

• Your Call: “How are assault rifles regulated differently from handguns in the US?” KALW, June 7, 2022

• CNN Early Start: “How often are guns actually used for self-defense?” June 6, 2022

• Your Call: “How easy is it to buy a gun in the US?” KALW, May 31, 2022

• 1A: “Gun control legislation takes center stage,” NPR, May 31, 2022

• Times Radio: Early Breakfast with Anna Cunningham, May 30, 2022

• TalkTV with Trisha Goddard, “Gun Violence in America,” May 29, 2022

• Your Call: “Media Roundtable: What needs to change in the framing of US gun violence,” KALW, May 27, 2022

• In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt: “Processing Another School Shooting with a Mom Who Lived It,” Apple podcasts, May 27, 2022

• CNN Early Start: “44 states allow 18-year-olds to buy assault rifles,” May 26, 2022

• Apple News Today: “Here’s what has changed about gun policy in America,” May 25, 2022

• CNN Early Start: Why New York’s red flag law didn’t stop the Buffalo shooter, May 19, 2022

• PBS NewsHour Weekend: “What is behind the rise in gun related violence in the U.S.,” PBS, April 24, 2022

• The Stream: “How has American support for gun reform changed in the pandemic?Al Jazeera, April 19, 2022

• “What Just Happened: The News With Tanzina and Chad,” Clubhouse, March 24, April 7, and April 12, 2022

• On Point: “What the Supreme Court’s next big gun case means for gun laws across the U.S.,” WBUR, Nov. 2, 2021

• Your Call: “After Recent Series Of Mass Shootings, What Will It Take To Finally Enact Gun Control,” KALW, April 13, 2021

• The Brian Lehrer Show: “Biden Calls for Gun Control,” WNYC, Mar. 24, 2021

• PBS NewsHour Weekend: “While the national conversation around gun safety is changing, many political hurdles loom,” PBS, Feb. 14, 2021

• CNN: Reliable Sources: “The growing threat of online radicalization,” Aug. 4, 2019

• CBC News: “‘A sickening déjà vu’: 2 U.S. mass shootings in one weekend stun reporter,” Aug. 5, 2019

• WHYY: Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane: “Mass shootings, gun violence, and policy,” Dec. 7, 2015

• CBC: As It Happens: “US guns: journalist,” Dec. 4, 2015

• CBSN: “Growing Up in an Era of Mass Gun Violence,” Dec. 6, 2015

• Al Jazeera America: America Tonight: “America’s best hope for tracking gun deaths is a mob enforcer’s daughter,” Mar. 6, 2015

• TED: “Gun violence as told by the daughter of a hitman,” TEDYouth2014 + TED Blog: “A Mobster’s Daughter Wants to Talk to Teens About Guns,” Nov. 15, 2014

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The New York Times – The Gun Report

• WNYC: On the Media with Brooke Gladstone: “The End of the Gun Report,” July 18, 2014

• BBC World Service: “‘Everyday there’s a scourge of handgun violence’ across the U.S., Jennifer Mascia tells Newsday,” July 17, 2014

• New York Review of Books: “Facing the Real Gun Problem,” June 20, 2013

• New York Magazine: The Approval Matrix, June 17, 2013

• The New York Times: Public Editor’s Journal: “Readers Mourn the Loss of The Gun Report,” June 18, 2014

• Gawker: “The Times Killed Its “Gun Report” After the Writer Asked for a Raise,” June 20, 2014

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Never Tell Our Business to Strangers

• The New York Times: Modern Love Podcast: Ruth Wilson reads “Never Tell Our Business to Strangers” + WBUR: “Where are they now,” Dec. 4, 2019

• The Moth: “Just Business: a woman makes a series of discoveries about her family’s past,” presented at the National Arts Club in NYC on April 15, 2010 and aired Oct. 14, 2014

• HuffPost Live: “Are We Responsible for Our Parents’ Bad Decisions?” Feb. 20, 2015

• NY1: Discussing the 98th Neediest Cases campaign on NY1, NYTimes Closeup, Dec. 19, 2009

• Community College Success: “From Waitressing to Writing at the New York Times,” March 25, 2012

• CeliaBlue.com: A Word About Writing: A Series of Brief chats With Writers, March 5, 2012

• NPR: Talk of the Nation with Neal Conan: “What It’s Like to Live on the Lam,” Oct. 4, 2011

• New York Magazine: A Breakdown of the Titles Gracing Elaine’s, May 22, 2011

• The Times of London: “My Dad, the Mafia Hitman” (non-paywalled), April 18, 2011

• CBC: Definitely Not the Opera: “Family Secrets,” March 12, 2011

• BBC News: “Can the FBI Take Down New York’s Mobsters?” Jan. 20, 2011

• Slice Magazine: An Interview with Jennifer Mascia, Issue 7: Villains, Fall ’10/Winter ’11

• BBC World News, First Person: “My Dad Worked For the Mafia,” Sept. 1, 2010

NPR Weekend Edition Saturday with Scott Simon: “Hit Man’s Daughter Tells His ‘Business to Strangers,'” July 17, 2010 (Transcript)

• Bloomberg: “Hit Man’s Daughter Recalls Her Family Life on the Lam,” June 30, 2010

• King Features Weekly Service: Recommended Reading, May 10, 2010

• CUNY TV: “Study With the Best” with host Barry Mitchell, April 20, 2010

People Magazine: “Great Reads,” Mar. 22, 2010

• Elle Magazine: Elle’s Lettres, #1 Reader’s pick for April, March 8, 2010

• Kstreet Mag: The District Dish, March 30, 2010

• Rowan University: The Women’s Room, June 17, 2010

• skirt magazine: Writer Series: Interview with Jennifer Mascia, June 28, 2010

• Moncrieff: Book Recommends, July 2010

• Florida Weekly: Summer Reading, May 27, 2010

• Dresser After Dark: interview, March 21, 2010

The Mimi Geerges show: interview, March 21, 2010

• The Chicago Sun-Times: “Secrets and lies, from her parents: Author unravels, and spills, family ‘Business,’” Feb. 28, 2010

• The New York Post: “My Dad Was a Secret Murderer,” Feb. 18, 2010. PDFs: Page 1, 2, 3

• New York Magazine, 21 Questions, Daily Intel, March 3, 2010

• The Daily Beast: This Week’s Hot Reads, March 10, 2010

• Newsday: “The Secrets Her Family Album Masks,” Feb 2010

• PopSugar: TresSugar’s March Must Reads, March 2010

• Yahoo! News: “NY Times staffer’s book details dark family secrets,” March 24, 2010

• EarlyWord: “Keep an Eye on Jennifer Mascia,” Feb. 19, 2010

KMOX-AM St. Louis,The John Carney Show,” Feb. 25, 2010

• Tumblr: The Doree Chronicles, Doree Shafrir, March 3, 2010

• The New York Observer: “Modern Love Breeds Book Deals,” Feb. 5, 2008

• Cheryl’s Book Nook: “Never Tell Our Business to Strangers,” March 29, 2010

• Glamour Germany, Real-Life, “My Father Was a Murderer,” Spring 2007

• Mediabistro: GalleyCat: “Newsroom Assistant Lands Sunday Feature, Book Deal,” Aug. 28, 2007