Meet the Columbia Politics Collective

 

 

In March 2020, Columbia University shut down its campus and shifted to online-only instruction for the rest of the academic year. At Columbia Journalism School this meant that the eighteen students in the Politics concentration of the Master of Arts program, a highly international group, scattered all over the world. The group decided to turn the COVID-19 crisis into a reporting opportunity. Under the name Columbia Politics Collective, they are spending the summer producing a series of dispatches about the ways the pandemic is affecting political life globally.

Jem Bartholomew
An award-winning reporter based in London.
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Kirsti Karttunen
Finnish writer and multimedia reporter based in New York.
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Agostino Petroni
Writer and documentary producer based in New York.
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Minmin Low
Award-winning journalist and documentary producer. She reports about international social justice issues and is based in Singapore. lowminmin.wix.com/portfolio
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Amitoj Singh
Journalist based in New York City who has anchored primetime shows in India, and has reported on ISIS, the UN, the World Economic Forum, U.S.-India relations, and Tech Policy.
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Brent Katz
Text and audio journalist. He has written for "The Paris Review Daily," "The New Yorker's Shouts and Murmurs," "The Believer" and elsewhere.
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Dominika Perlínová
Journalist based in Prague. She is currently reporting on international politics for the Czech Radio.
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Javier Sauras
Multimedia journalist and Ph.D. student at Columbia University, interested in the intersections between democracy and technology, populism, and the rise of new political movements.
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Heena Kausar
New York based journalist.
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Mya Guarnieri Jaradat
South Florida based journalist who spent nearly a decade in Israel and the Palestinian Territories; she is the author of the critically acclaimed book "The Unchosen: The Lives of Israel’s New Others."
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Regin Winther Poulsen
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Isobel Thompson
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Amel Brahmi Howton
New York-based journalist. Post Doc fellow at Columbia University, Pulitzer reporting fellow.
Sangmee An
Multimedia journalist at the Korean Broadcasting System. Journalist fellow the Reuters Institute.

 

 

 

 

 

 

8/24/2020, Columbia Politics Collective

Meet the Columbia Politics Collective

The Pandemic Has Invigorated Protest Movements—and Repressive Governments, Too The coronavirus has profoundly affected protest movements by simultaneously empowering governments and activists… more

 

8/10/2020, Columbia Politics Collective

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As Borders Shut, Migrants and Refugees Are First to Take the Hit When Singapore became the country with the highest number of COVID-19 infections outside China in February, the small city-state quickly earned praise from Harvard epidemiologists and the WHO as the “gold standard” for its “near-perfection detection” of the virus and… more

 

6/29/2020, Columbia Politics Collective

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Around the World, Elections are Being Upended by COVID-19 On April 11, Geumsun Oh put on a face mask and plastic gloves, and left her home for the first time in two months. The 92-year-old Seoul resident had reason to be cautious. She was diabetic, suffered from high blood pressure, and, at that point, the coronavirus had already claimed 211 lives in South Korea... more