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Jonah Kessel
Works at The New York Times Company
Attended Saint Michael's College
Lives in Beijing, China
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In his circles
151 people
Have him in circles
872 people
Kit Gillet's profile photo
Star Wars The Clone Wars Full Movies's profile photo
Wanda Saputra's profile photo
Nicki Johnson's profile photo
ahcene drareni's profile photo
Sun Peng's profile photo
Malcolm Moore's profile photo
Sage Brennan's profile photo
Ayang Hellina's profile photo
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Occupation
Cinematographer, Video Journalist, Photographer
Employment
  • The New York Times Company
    Video Journalist, 2011 - present
    China video correspondant.
  • jonahkessel.com
    Multimedia Producer, 2001 - 2013
  • China Daily
    Creative Director, China Daily, 2009 - 2011
  • Journalism Development Group
    Photography Consultant, 2009 - 2009
  • Tahoe Daily Tribune
    Visual Director, 2006 - 2009
  • Burlington Free Press
    Freelance Photographer, 2005 - 2006
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Currently
Beijing, China
Previously
New Orleans - Burlington, Vermont, USA - Cape Cod, Massachusetts - Oran, Algeria - Palmerston North, New Zealand - Cairns, Australia - Round Hill, Nevada - South Lake Tahoe, California - Portland, Oregon - Kihei, Hawaii
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(+86) 18611810908
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Nomadically Curious, Visually Minded
Introduction
Jonah M. Kessel (jonahkessel.comis a freelance visual journalist based in Beijing, China. He covers China for the video desk of the New York Times and takes still pictures for a diverse group of publications around the world.

In 2012, he was the field video journalist on the New York Times' team who won a Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism. The award was given for the Times' iEconomy series which won for "its penetrating look into business practices by Apple and other technology companies that illustrates the darker side of a changing global economy for workers and consumers."

Beyond editorial and documentary video, Kessel produces commercial video for multinationals, as well as short form documentaries for nonprofits and governmental organizations in the online video market.

His editorial work has appeared in publications around the world including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, TIME, The Los Angeles Times, CNN, The Economist, Vogue and the Atlantic Monthly, amongst others.

Kessel's corporate and commercial clients have included Coca-Cola, KPMG, British Petroleum, Durex, Veet, L'Oreal, Air France and Shangri-La Hotels. International organizations and governments have also commissioned work from Kessel including the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), The World Economic Forum, the People's Republic of China and the Italian National Government.

He is available for editorial, nonprofit/NGO, commercial and governmental assignments for multimedia production world wide.

Education
  • Saint Michael's College
    Journalism and Mass Communications, 2001 - 2005
  • Massey University
    Journalism, 2003 - 2003
  • James Cook University
    Journalism, 2002 - 2002
  • Tulane University
    Liberal Arts, 1999 - 2001
  • Champlain Valley Union High School
    Liberal Arts, 1995 - 1999
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