Jason Berry

Jason Berry is an author and documentary producer. "City of a Million Dreams: New Orleans History at Year 300" [2018] is the subject of his new film which treats jazz funerals as a prism on the city's evolution. "Up From the Cradle of Jazz: New Orleans Music Since World War II," with Jonthan Foose and Tad Jones, has an updated edition with extensive coverage of the Hurricane Katrina recovery [2009] He has done landmark works on the crisis in the Catholic Church, including "Lead Us Not into Temptation" (1992) for which he received the ChildUSA Sean McIlMail Hero Award;"Vows of Silence: The Abuse of Power in the Papacy of John Paul II" with Gerald Renner [2004], the subject of a 2008 documentary; and "Render unto Rome: The Secret Life of Money in the Catholic Church" [2011]," which received Investigative Reporters and Editors Best Book Award. He has received Guggenheim, NEH and Alicia Patterson fellowships. He writes frequently for The Daily Beast.