About

Hey, thanks for visiting. I’m an international journalist, writer and photographer. I’ve worked for the GuardianAl Jazeera, VICE, the Christian Science Monitor, the United Nations, the Atlantic’s CityLab and others. My reporting has been republished or sourced by dozens of websites and blogs, including NPR, Huffington Post and the International Business Times.

In 2015 I was the East Africa stringer for VICE News. I’m currently the 2016-2017 Equitable Cities fellow at Next City. I’ve given talks in the U.S. and abroad about my work, and I’ve been cited by academic journals on everything ranging from international law to female suicide bombers to Van Gogh.



I’m Chicano, and speak Spanish. Right now I’m focusing my reporting on Latin America and disadvantaged groups in the U.S. Prior to 2017 I reported from East Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia and both of the Americas.

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

Photo by Ryan Magdaleno.