About

Hey, thanks for visiting. I’m an international journalist, writer and photographer. My reporting has been published by Al Jazeera, the Guardian, Newsweek, NPR, VICE Magazine, the Christian Science Monitor, U.S. News & World Report and others.

I’m a Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University. I was the 2016-2017 Equitable Cities fellow at Next City. In 2015 I was the East Africa stringer for VICE News. I’m also a grantee of the Fund for Investigative Journalism and Solutions Journalism Network.

My writing has been translated into more than half a dozen languages, and cited by multiple academic journals and texts. I’ve given talks in the U.S. and abroad about my work.

I’m Chicano, and speak Spanish. Right now I’m focusing my reporting on Latin America and disadvantaged communities in the U.S. Prior to 2018 I reported from East Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia and all across the Americas.

Get in touch if you want to work together, feature my work, see a CV or get a drink and mull over journalism: johnny@johnnymagdaleno.com

Photo by Ryan Magdaleno.