I’m a journalist based in Colorado, raised in the Green Mountains in Vermont.

I like to write reported narratives about human experiences that reveal something deeper about the forces shaping society. My stories span many topics. I’ve written about Olympians, influencers, wrongful convictions, wildfires, cybercrimes, and more.

You can find my work in The Guardian, The Washington Post, Slate, The New York Times, Vogue, and Mountain Gazette, where I am a senior writer for the magazine.

My writing has been recognized with a Young Reporter Award from the International Sports Press Association and several other honors. I have a bachelor's degree in political science from Tufts University and a master's in journalism from NYU.


Email: arischneider@proton.me

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Twitter: @ari_schneider

Selected Articles

A person takes a photo of the forest with their iPhone

Karsten Winegeart/Mountain Gazette

Who is Holding Outdoor Influencers Accountable?

Inside the drama-packed society of anonymous snarkers, sleuths, and undercover Instagrammers breaking the #vanlife aesthetic.

Klawe Rzeczy/The Guardian

He was sent to prison for murder. Then his identical twin confessed

Kevin Dugar claimed his innocence for years. A letter he received while incarcerated changed everything.

Lucka Rakovec and Mia Krampl at a climbing gym in Slovenia.

Ciril Jazbec/The New York Times

Two Climbers. Best Friends. Only One Ticket to the Olympics.

The debut of rock climbing at the Tokyo Olympics created an awkward dynamic for two friends: Lucka Rakovec and Mia Krampl.