I’m an online and photo journalist presently based in New York City. I am currently a reporter for Brooklyn Paper, covering Mill Basin, Marine Park, Sheepshead Bay and Coney Island.
I also write about the Middle East on a freelance basis, and was based in the region full-time from 2015 to 2016. Most recently, in September 2017, I reported from northern Iraq on the Kurdistan independence referendum and its aftermath. From 2015 to 2016, I freelanced in Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon for Al Jazeera English and Al-Monitor, covering the fight against ISIS, the refugee crisis, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I also wrote about the battle of Aleppo with the journalist Zouhir al-Shimale, who was based in the city at the time. I’m currently writing a book and a screenplay about these experiences.
For most of 2017, I was a night reporter for Cape Cod Times, covering police and fire news, as well as immigration and culture.
I write about protests and politics in New York City and the U.S. for this blog, and I’m also a musician and an Arabic-English translator.
On my YouTube channel, I interview soldiers and activists on the situation in Iraq.
My work has additionally appeared in the Associated Press, U.S. News & World Report, The New Arab, News Deeply, Middle East Eye, Rudaw and Google Play Newstand.
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I can be reached by email at adam dot joseph dot lucente at gmail dot com