Jacob Kushner is a freelance journalist currently reporting on foreign aid, human rights, extractives in developing nations, and Chinese and other foreign investment in Africa. The latter two were the subjects of his recent multimedia eBook, China’s Congo Plan. He holds an M.A. in political journalism from Columbia University in New York. Jacob was a 2013 Overseas Press Club Fellow for the Associated Press in Nairobi.
Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Jacob graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a B.A. in journalism and Latin American studies. He recently spent two years reporting from Haiti and the Dominican Republic, where his work focused on immigration and foreign investment including development aid. He speaks fluent Spanish, conversational Haitian Creole and basic French.
Jacob’s journalism has appeared in such media as The New Yorker, Foreign Policy magazine, the Associated Press, Newsweek, GlobalPost, The American Interest, Guernica Magazine, the Christian Science Monitor, OZY.com, the Center for Public Integrity, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, WLRN South Florida, the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting and the Nation Institute, and JazzTimes Magazine.
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View his previous work at: Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism