Media Coverage

Jonathan Hutson speaks in the media and on panels about best practices in strategic communication, policy advocacy, media relations, digital strategy, how to leverage social media, and multi-media story telling to reframe narratives that advance human rights, social justice, reproductive freedom, public interest organizing, progressive politics, wildlife conservation, or impact litigation.


Jonathan’s TV appearances include CNN, CNN International, PBS “Newshour,” Christian Broadcasting Network, Al Jazeera, AJE’s “The Stream,” Investigation Discovery, Australia’s “News 24” and “Weekend Today,” BBC World News, Canada’s CBC and CTV News, ITN Channel 3 (UK), Channel 4 (UK), Sky News (UK), Alhurra, and South African Broadcasting Corporation.


His radio interviews include NPR’s “All Things Considered” and “On the Media,” Pacifica Radio Network, Montana Public Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio, BBC, BBC Radio 5 Live, CBC Radio “Dispatches,” Radio Deutsche Welle, Radio France Internationale, and Voice of America.

Influential Print and Online Media

Jonathan is quoted in influential print and online outlets, such as The New York Times, the Washington Post, The Atlantic, Boston Globe, BuzzFeed, The European, Fast Company, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, Global Brief, The Hill, The Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Miami Herald,, The NonProfit Quarterly, Reuters,, SPLC’s “HateWatch,” USA Today, VICE, VICE’s Motherboard, and WIRED UK.

Speaking Events

SXSW Interactive 2013Jonathan has spoken before international audiences at the invitation of the White House, the U.N. Institute for Disarmament Research, the U.S. Mission to the U.N., the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, UC-Berkeley’s Soul of the New Machine conference, SXSW Interactive 2013, the Tom Lantos Commission on Human Rights, the World Learning Center, USAID’s Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance Forum, hosted by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Pathfinder Dialogue III in Lima, Peru.

Video and Documentary Films

Earth Focus Illicit IvoryJonathan Hutson is featured in “Earth Focus: Illicit Ivory” (2015), about why Africa’s last wild elephants are disappearing, and what must be done to save them.

Jonathan narrates “Kony’s Ivory: LRA Elephant Poaching in Garamba National Park” (2013). This five-minute video is based on his field research with Kasper Agger in Congo. Their accompanying report was the first to document that warlord Joseph Kony ordered his Lord’s Resistance Army to poach elephants and bring him the tusks to help fund mass atrocities.

He appears in the documentary film “Across the Frontlines: Ending the Nuba Genocide” (2012). He recounts evidence of mass atrocities in Sudan, including eyewitness reports of mass killing and mass graves, corroborated by photos, video, and DigitalGlobe satellite imagery.

Appearance Requests

Contact Jonathan Hutson to submit a request for a media appearance or speaking event.