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Sean Campbell

Investigative journalist, The Conversation

Sean Kevin Campbell is an investigative journalist based in New York City and contributing reporter with The Garrison Project. His recent stories his focused on the criminal legal system, social justice and health. His investigation into the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation was one of the most widely read stories in 2022, and with New York magazine’s “Ten Years Since Trayvon” issue, was honored with a 2023 National Magazine Award. Sean has won the Les Payne Award for Coverage on Communities of Color from the Society of Professional Journalists’ Deadline Club and a Sidney Award from the Hillman Foundation, among other recognitions. His feature work has been published by outlets including New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, ProPublica, and FiveThirtyEight. Sean holds a BS in aerospace engineering from the University of Florida, an MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College, and a master of science degree from the Columbia University School of Journalism with a specialization in data journalism.


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    Investigative journalist, The Conversation