Danielle Mackey

Journalist

About

Based in San Salvador and sometimes New York.  Iowan.

Investigative, longform journalist interested in security and development in Central America and the U.S.

My work has appeared in The Intercept, The New Yorker and The Atlantic, among others.

I’m pursuing a project about security policies and gangs, supported by grants from the Fund for Constitutional Government and the Fund for Investigative Journalism, and a Senior Fellow appointment at the Schuster Institute at Brandeis University. I’m also on a team investigating regional corruption for Contra Corriente, in conjunction with El Faro, supported by the International Women’s Media Foundation and the Centro Latinoamericano de Investigación Periodística. Finally, I teach in the journalism department at the City University of New York, CUNY, in the Bronx.

I’ve spent most of the past decade in El Salvador. Former NGO-worker and horse trainer. Alum of the master’s program in Global Journalism and Latin American Studies at NYU.

Fan of the Latin American cuento & crónica; property of the sassiest Salvadoran cat; have discovered life’s one objective truth: it’s always time for more coffee.

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Foto: Martín Cálix, Contra Corriente

Contact me via email (dmack08@gmail.com), or write me for Signal number. Résumé here.

PGP: 3AA4 8D50 809F ADB2 0A1C CCB1 B524 CDEB 5528 528A

Member:  Expert Network, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime.
Investigative Reporters & Editors.
National Lesbian & Gay Journalists’ Association.

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