Jonathan Kaufman

Jonathan Kaufman (born April 18, 1956) is a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter[1] and author, and Director of the Northeastern University School of Journalism[2] and professor of Journalism.[3]

Jonathan Kaufman
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Journalist, Author, Professor at
Northeastern University
Personal details
BornApril 18, 1956
New York City, New York
Alma materYale College
Harvard University
Website[1]

Kaufman was born in New York City, New York. Prior to joining Northeastern, he was an Executive Editor at Bloomberg News, overseeing more than 300 reporters and editors.[4] Under his leadership, Kaufman's team at Bloomberg won numerous awards including a 2015 Pulitzer Prize, several George Polk Awards, the Overseas Press Club Award, a Gerald Loeb Award, the Osborn Elliott Prize of the Asia Society, and the Education Writers Association Grand Prize.[5]

Prior to Bloomberg, Kaufman was a senior editor and Beijing Bureau Chief at The Wall Street Journal[6] and a reporter and Berlin Bureau Chief at the Boston Globe where he was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize on racism and job discrimination in Boston.[7]

Kaufman's specialties are the role of Jews in American politics and around the world;[8] the challenges facing media in the 21st century and in the age of President Donald Trump;[9] race relations and class in the United States;[10] and Chinese politics, economy and relations with the United States.[11]

AuthorEdit

Kaufman is the author of three books.

Broken Alliance: The Turbulent Times Between Blacks and Jews in America[12] won the National Jewish Book Award.[13] It was hailed by African-American and white reviewers as gripping, insightful and fair and is still used widely in college classrooms.[14]

A Hole in the Heart of the World: Being Jewish in Eastern Europe[15] was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. Reviews called it “deeply engrossing,”[16] and “beautifully written.”[17]

Kaufman had a third book published 2020: Kings of Shanghai. Two Rival Dynasties and the Creation of Modern China (Little Brown, 2020, ISBN 978-1-4087-1004-3).[18]

EducationEdit

Honors and awardsEdit

  • Pulitzer Prize for Special Local Reporting, 1984, for a series in The Boston Globe on racism and job discrimination in Boston.[19]
  • Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Local Reporting, 1985, for a series in The Boston Globe on neighborhood activists in Boston.[20]
  • National Jewish Book Award for Broken Alliance, 1989.[21]
  • National Headliner Award, 1997, for a series in The Wall Street Journal on the changing nature of work and worker's lives.[22]
  • Unity in Media Award, 1999, for articles in the Wall Street Journal on the impact of incarceration on black families.[23]
  • American Jewish Committee Present Tense Award for Best Book on Current Affairs for Broken Alliance, 1989.
  • Finalist, National Jewish Book Award for A Hole in the Heart of the World, 1997.
  • Columbia University School of Journalism School Award for Coverage of Race and Ethnicity, 2008, for a portfolio of stories on how race and gender have impacted the presidential primary races.
  • Columbia University School of Journalism School Award for Coverage of Race and Ethnicity, 1999, for articles in the Wall Street Journal on the impact of incarceration on black families.
  • Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism, 2015, for a Bloomberg News series on corporate tax dodging.[24]
  • Asia Society/Osborn Elliott Award for Coverage of Asia, 2015, for a Bloomberg series on companies in India killing villagers and others through pollution and environmental abuse.[25]
  • Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Public Service, 2011, for a Bloomberg News series on financial abuses by for-profit colleges.[26]
  • Overseas Press Club Award, 2011, for a Bloomberg Businessweek story on Chinese students gaming the SATs to gain admittance to American colleges.[27]
  • Gerald Loeb Award, 2011, for a Bloomberg series on financial abuses by for-profit colleges.[28]
  • George Polk Award, 2012, for a Bloomberg series on abuses in the student loan industry.[29]
  • George Polk Award, 2011, for a Bloomberg series on financial abuses by for-profit colleges.[30]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.pulitzer.org/winners/kenneth-cooper-joan-fitz-gerald-jonathan-kaufman-norman-lockman-gary-mc-millan-kirk-scharfenberg,
  2. ^ "Jonathan Kaufman".
  3. ^ "Bloomberg News editor to lead Northeastern's journalism school - the Boston Globe".
  4. ^ "Bloomberg names Kaufman executive editor for company news - Talking Biz News".
  5. ^ "Bloomberg's Jonathan Kaufman on prize-winning teams". 2011-07-20.
  6. ^ https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB109900942108459346
  7. ^ https://www.pulitzer.org/winners/kenneth-cooper-joan-fitz-gerald-jonathan-kaufman-norman-lockman-gary-mc-millan-kirk-scharfenberg-and
  8. ^ https://cssh.northeastern.edu/jewishstudies/newsletter/faculty-profile-jonathan-kaufman/
  9. ^ "Trump Banning Reporters Echoes Nixon, China". 2016-06-16.
  10. ^ https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB909123233364675000
  11. ^ http://ppww.hkbu.edu.hk/eng/BIO/2018speakers/JonathanKaufman.html
  12. ^ Kaufman, Jonathan (1995). Broken Alliance. ISBN 0684800969.
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-11-16. Retrieved 2019-06-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^ https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/jonathan-kaufman-2/broken-alliance-the-turbulent-times-between-bla/
  15. ^ Kaufman, Jonathan (1997-01-01). A Hole in the Heart of the World: Being Jewish in Eastern Europe. ISBN 9780670867479.
  16. ^ https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-670-86747-9
  17. ^ https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/jonathan-kaufman/a-hole-in-the-heart-of-the-world/
  18. ^ London Review of Books, 18 February 2021.
  19. ^ https://www.pulitzer.org/winners/kenneth-cooper-joan-fitz-gerald-jonathan-kaufman-norman-lockman-gary-mc-millan-kirk-scharfenberg-and
  20. ^ https://www.pulitzer.org/prize-winners-by-year/1985
  21. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-11-16. Retrieved 2019-06-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  22. ^ https://www.headlinerawards.org/
  23. ^ https://bluetigerportal.lincolnu.edu/web/media/unity-awards-in-media
  24. ^ https://www.pulitzer.org/prize-winners-by-year/2015
  25. ^ https://asiasociety.org/blog/asia/how-moving-away-old-model-journalism-led-revelatory-stories-out-india
  26. ^ https://www.pulitzer.org/prize-winners-by-year/2011
  27. ^ https://opcofamerica.org/opc-awards-contest-rules/archive-award/
  28. ^ https://www.anderson.ucla.edu/news-and-events/signature-events/gerald-loeb-awards/winners
  29. ^ http://liu.edu/George-Polk-Awards/Past-Winners#2011
  30. ^ http://liu.edu/George-Polk-Awards/Past-Winners#2011