Mattathias Schwartz is a freelance journalist based in New York. He has contributed to The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the London Review of Books, Bloomberg Businessweek, and numerous other publications. His New Yorker story, "A Massacre in Jamaica," on the Christopher Coke extradition, won the 2011 Livingston Award for international reporting. He has spoken at the Harvard Kennedy School and appeared on Charlie Rose. He edited and published the 21 issue run of the Philadelphia Independent, a broadsheet newspaper.