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Vann R. Newkirk II      

Politics & Policy Staff Writer for the Atlantic

Vann R. Newkirk II is a senior editor at The Atlantic, and the host and co-creator of the Peabody Award-winning Floodlines, a narrative podcast about Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.

For years, Newkirk has covered voting rights, democracy, and environmental justice, with a focus on how race and class shape the country's and the world's fundamental structures.

Newkirk is a 2022 Andrew Carnegie fellow, and was a 2020 James Beard Award Finalist, a 2020 11th Hour Fellow at New America, and a 2018 recipient of the American Society of Magazine Editors's ASME Next Award.


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Over a month after Hurricane Maria, citizens are still facing limited access to medical help and the increasing threat of illness. Vann R. Newkirk II; Oct 29, 2017 .

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