690 South Lashley Lane Boulder, CO, 80305, United States
Dyer started his career as an editor of Boulder Weekly from 1993 to 1997; he has been working as an editor of Boulder Weekly since 2011.
Carson City, Nevada, United States
From 2007-2009, Dyer worked as a publisher of New Ventures, Swift Communications; another two-year period of time he spent working as a consultant for New Media, Swift Communications.
(How America Profits From Crime; A critical look at the Un...)
How America Profits From Crime; A critical look at the United States’ criminal justice system, raising an obvious question: If crime rates aren’t going up, why is the prison population?
Dyer started his career as an editor of Boulder Weekly from 1993 to 1997. During 2002 - 2007, Dyer was a publisher of Fort Collins Weekly. For two years from that time, he served as a publisher of New Ventures, Swift Communications. Another two-year period of time he spent working as a consultant for New Media, Swift Communications.
He has been working as an editor of Boulder Weekly since 2011.
Additionally, he was a featured speaker at the 1997 national conference for Investigative Reporters and Editors.
In the late 1990's - beginning of 2000, he held the positions of both on-air commentator and head scriptwriter for World Affairs Television including The Editors, Canada's top-rated political program hosted by Dateline NBC's (National Broadcasting Company) Keith Morrison.
Dyer is the author of two screenplays including one with actor Peter Coyote, as well as a couple of books, such as Harvest Of Rage: Why Oklahoma City Is Only The Beginning and Perpetual Prisoner Machine: How America Profits From Crime.
Dyer's work has appeared in such periodicals as the New York Times Sunday Magazine, the Vanity Fair, the United States News & World Report, the Mother Jones, the Utne Reader and several other publications and websites.
He is also a guest at such programs as the Today Show, Good Morning America, the Fox News, 48 Hours, Nightline, ABC/NBC/CBS Nightly News and The Editors.
Dyer is a Progressive Populist.
Quotations: “One goal of my writing is to seek to understand segments of society which have become disenfranchised with our culture, including antigovernment groups, prisoners, minorities, et cetera. Unfortunately, today’s media is driven by the pursuit of advertising dollars and there is rarely time to do significant social reporting. I believe this fact is rapidly polarizing various segments of our society. My goal as a journalist is to foster understanding and subsequently to create dialogue between people who view themselves in opposition to one another. As far as my writing process is concerned, I tend to do research, followed by a series of articles which eventually turns into a book-length manuscript.”
Quotes from others about the person
"It's so important that Americans understand the anger that fuels militias and drives good citizens to suicidal and murderous acts of desperation. Joel Dyer illuminates the terrible anguish of men and women whose farms are threatened with foreclosure and, without excusing their behavior, explains it with compassion. But the greatest value of this book is in the forewarning it provides to destitute family farmers, about the hate-mongering opportunists who wait to prey on their shattered souls." - Mark Dowie