Phoebe Zerwick

Ms. Phoebe Zerwick

Associate Professor of the Practice

Director of the Journalism Program


Office: 426e ZSR Library
Phone: (336) 758-4186 or (336) 682-2249


MS Columbia University, The Journalism School

BA University of Chicago

Areas of Interest

Narrative nonfiction

Investigative journalism

Multimedia storytelling

       Local News

Courses Taught at Wake Forest

WRI 111 Writing Justice

JOU 320 Community Journalism

       JOU 322/LAW 500 Investigating Innocence: At the Intersection of Journalism, Narrative and the Law

       JOU 375/LAW 397/AAS 280 Confronting Racism in Journalism and the Law

Selected Publications

Beyond Innocence: The Life Sentence of Darryl Hunt, Grove Atlantic, March 8, 2022


“Beyond Innocence is a powerful story that underscores the many injustices in our judicial system and the huge challenge all ex-prisoners face regaining their lives.”—Albert Woodfox, author of Solitary 

“Beyond Innocence is beautifully written and also shocking and disturbing. Phoebe Zerwick has crafted a moving story of one man’s lifelong fight against radical injustice. She has also produced a lacerating indictment of a deeply flawed American justice system that systematically targets young black men.”—David Zucchino, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Wilmington’s Lie



See my website for a selection of long-form journalism and multimedia storytelling.

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