Michael Rain

Michael Rain ('20)
Michael Rain
JSK Journalism Fellow
independent journalist, New York

Michael Rain is a JSK Journalism Fellow. When selected as a fellow he was a multiplatform storyteller, journalist and tech entrepreneur. He is the creator of The ENODI Project, which highlights the lives of first-generation people and American immigrants of African, Caribbean and Latin descent.

His writing, photography, audio and film work have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, NBC News, WURD Radio, Nieman Journalism Lab, Upscale Magazine, and the Harlem Arts Festival.

Michael is a TED speaker and his talk, which was featured on the homepage of TED.com, has over 1 million views. He co-founded ZNews Africa, a media and technology startup which was selected as a member of Google’s Launchpad, Facebook’s FBStart and Microsoft’s BizSpark accelerator programs.

He is a 2017 TED Resident and 2017 Tow-Knight Fellow at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York (CUNY). He earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science with a concentration in international relations from Columbia University.

He is Ghanaian-American, a lifelong New Yorker and a Brooklyn native.


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