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Emily Johnson

Fellows 2018
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Emily H. Johnson is an independent multimedia journalist based in Brooklyn. A former wilderness guide, she graduated from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in 2010, after which she moved to Indonesia to work for English-language newspaper The Jakarta Globe and then started her freelancing career. From 2014 to 2016, Johnson was based in Nairobi, where she covered breaking news and produced features on topics as far-ranging as mental health, terrorism, technology, climate change and human rights. She continues to report in East Africa and Asia from her current home in New York, where she is an assistant professor of journalism at Baruch College. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, PRI's The World, Al Jazeera, AJ+, Mashable, Agence France-Presse (AFP), Deutsche PresseAgentur (DPA), The Christian Science Monitor, Mother Jones, America Abroad, and CNN. She is a member of the National Press Photographer's Association and the Frontline Freelance Register.


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