Jacob Kushner


Jacob Kushner is an international correspondent who writes magazine and other long-form stories from Africa, Germany, and the Caribbean. He reports on migration and statelessness, science and global health, history and foreign aid, terrorism and violent extremism, climate change, and wildlife.

His journalism has appeared in dozens of outlets, including The New York TimesThe New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Harper's, The Economist, National Geographic, VQR, The Atavist, WIRED, Foreign Policy, and VICE. 

Kushner has photographed for National Geographic and field-produced for VICE on HBO and PBS NewsHour. Many of his investigations have been supported by the Pulitzer Center.

He is the author of China’s Congo Plan, which was favorably reviewed in The New York Review of Books. His book, Look Away: A True Story of Murders, Bombings, and a Far-Right Campaign to Rid Germany of Immigrants, will be published in spring 2024 by Grand Central (Hachette).

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