Jonathan Kaufman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, editor, and author. He has held senior positions at Bloomberg News, The Wall Street Journal and The Boston Globe.
As Bloomberg’s Executive Editor for Company News, based in New York, Kaufman oversaw more than 300 reporters and editors worldwide covering business, health, science, education, and international news. 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.
Before joining Bloomberg, Kaufman was deputy Page One editor at The Wall Street Journal and also served as The Wall Street Journal’s China Bureau Chief, based in Beijing. During his time as the Journal’s China Bureau Chief, Kaufman led coverage of the country’s emergence as a global economic superpower, the SARS outbreak, and political, environmental, and social issues. As a Page One feature writer for The Wall Street Journal, Kaufman covered race and class issues in neighborhoods and cities across America as well as in the workplace and on college campuses.
Kaufman began his journalism career at The Boston Globe in the early 1980s, where he won a Pulitzer Prize as part of a team examining racism and job discrimination in Boston. He also served as Berlin Bureau Chief of The Boston Globe.
Kaufman is the author of two well-reviewed books, A Hole in the Heart of the World: Being Jewish in Eastern Europe and Broken Alliance: The Turbulent Times Between Blacks and Jews in America, which won the National Jewish Book Award.
He received his BA in English from Yale University and an MA in Regional Studies–East Asia from Harvard University.
As the director of the School of Journalism and a Professor of Journalism, Kaufman leads an accomplished team of faculty, oversees the school’s undergraduate program serving 225 students, and its growing graduate programs in journalism, media innovation and media advocacy.