AJ Vicens


Staff Reporter,  Mother Jones

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AJ Vicens is a staff reporter for Mother Jones. Prior to this he was an online contributor to 5280 Magazine, general manager for WKRPradio.com and a county reporter for Landmark Community Newspapers and Evergreen Newspapers, both in Colorado. Vicens has covered a range of topics, including education, crime and courts, police violence, voting rights, the military, national security, cybersecurity, Puerto Rico and UFOs. In 2017, he was a member of the staff of Mother Jones that received the Magazine of the Year award from the American Society of Magazine Editors. For the past several years, he has taught a hands-on “Command Line Tools for Journalists” class at both the Investigative Reporters and Editors and the National Institute of Computer Assisted Reporting conferences. Vicens holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Metropolitan State College of Denver, and a master’s degree in mass communication from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.