Emily Bazelon (born March 4, 1971) is an American journalist. She is a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, a senior research fellow at Yale Law School, and co-host of the Slate podcast Political Gabfest. She is a former senior editor of Slate. Her work as a writer focuses on law, women, and family issues. She has written two national bestsellers published by Penguin Random House: Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy (2013) and Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration (2019). Charged was named a 2020 finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in the Current Interest category, and the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism from the New York Public Library. It was also on the 2020 shortlist for the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize from Columbia University and the Nieman Foundation.