Pamela Cytrynbaum is the executive director of The Chicago Innocence Project, where she teaches students from around the Chicago metropolitan area investigative reporting techniques for exploring cases of possible wrongful convictions. She has taught at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, where she won their top teaching honor in 2012 for teaching excellence. She is a blogger for Teaching Tolerance, the online magazine for the Southern Poverty Law Center. She was also a regular blogger for NBCUniversal's Family Goes Strong website.
She was formerly on the faculty in Oregon State University's new media communications program. She taught in the Medill Innocence Project and is former co-creator and director of the Justice Brandeis Innocence Project. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Chicago Parent, the (New Orleans) Times-Picayune, The Oregonian and The Chicago Tribune.