Mark David is a prominent American journalist. He is a former staff writer for The New Yorker and frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books. Danner specializes in U.S. foreign affairs and has written extensively on Haiti, Central America, the former Yugoslavia, and the Middle East.
In 1984, Danner joined Harper’s Magazine as senior editor. In 1986, he joined The New York Times Magazine, where he stayed for four years, leaving in 1990 to join the staff of The New Yorker. On December 6, 1993, for only the second time in its history, The New Yorker devoted its entire issue to one article, Danner’s piece, “The Truth of El Mozote”, an investigation into the El Mozote massacre in El Salvador. The Mozote article became the basis for Danner’s first book, The Massacre at “El Mozote: A Parable of the Cold War” (1994). Danner is also the author of “The Road to Illegitimacy: One Reporter’s Travels through the 2000 Florida Recount” (2003) and “Torture and Truth: America, Abu Ghraib, and the War on Terror” (2004), as well as of forthcoming books on Haiti and the Balkans. He is Professor of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley and Henry R. Luce Professor of Human Rights at Bard College.