Cord Jefferson is Gawker’s West Coast Editor and a Gizmodo Contributing Columnist. Originally from Tucson, Arizona, he has since donated a kidney in Saudi Arabia, captained a sinking vessel off the coast of Italy, and been chased out of Mexico. His reporting and writing have appeared in or on National GeographicUSA TodayBookforumThe New York Times, The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, The Root, The NationFilterGIANT, Jezebel, Wonkette, Nerve, The American Prospect, The Awl, and various other publications. Prior to going to Gawker Media, he was the senior editor at GOOD magazine. His nonfiction essays have been included in two anthologies, and his comedy writing has appeared on MTV. He’s also been seen and/or heard on NPR, the CBC, the BBC, CNN, RT, and MSNBC.

He lives in Los Angeles and has tremendous hand-eye coordination.

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“Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography” at the Getty Museum
“Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography” at the Getty Museum
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An Artist’s Intervention in the Ebola Crisis
An Artist’s Intervention in the Ebola Crisis
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Photographer Spotlight: Jerry Uelsmann
Photographer Spotlight: Jerry Uelsmann

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Radio Hour: “The Look of Silence,” Diana Wagman, and D. W. Griffith
Radio Hour: “The Look of Silence,” Diana Wagman, and D. W. Griffith
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Radio Hour: "Go Set a Watchman" and Film Critic John Powers
Radio Hour: "Go Set a Watchman" and Film Critic John Powers
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Radio Hour: “Naked at Lunch,” Female Comedy Writers, and Vicious Disequilibrium
Radio Hour: “Naked at Lunch,” Female Comedy Writers, and Vicious Disequilibrium