Mukhtar M. Ibrahim is a digital journalist who has built a strong foundation in reporting and writing accurate and nuanced coverage of terrorism, technology, social and immigrant issues for several prominent media outlets, such as BuzzFeed News, Minnesota Public Radio News, the St. Paul Pioneer Press and Al Jazeera English. He also edited news and features from the Horn and East Africa. Mukhtar has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota and master's degree in investigative journalism from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. While at Columbia, Mukhtar was awarded the Lynton Fellowship, which is given at the end of the school year to two outstanding students in Professor Samuel G. Freedman's Book Writing seminar.
Mukhtar has a strong foundation as a reporter with fine instincts and an eye for descriptive detail. He has a knack for finding unique stories by mining digital sources of information and digging deeply. His deep understanding of the rhythms of digital journalism and all that entails — writing stories that can find a broad readership online, engaging with audience and developing sources online — makes him a digital-savvy journalist who can tell stories with sophistication and depth.
He loves coding, reading riveting stories, discussing current affairs, social and race-related issues, and being around people who challenge and inspire him both personally and professionally.