Devin Windelspecht

IJNet Editorial and Community Manager

From shedding light on human rights abuses, to uncovering corruption at the highest levels of government, to elevating the voices of those most impacted by global conflicts, I’ve always been inspired by the ability of journalism to drive change. In a time of rapid change, I believe the most pressing issues facing the world can only be addressed through the power of great reporting.

As IJNet's Editorial and Community Manager, it is my goal to bring the tools and expert advice journalists need to our community of thousands of reporters from around the world. This involves working with freelancers from over 50 countries to create resources for journalists on topics including media innovation, press freedom, combating disinformation and more. In my role as Community Manager for the English language Pamela Howard Forum on Global Crisis Reporting, I also bring expert sources to our Forum community to help journalists navigate how to cover global crises for their audiences. 

My Background:
I fell in love with journalism during a six-month internship with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where I reported alongside a team of investigative journalists covering corruption across Europe. Ever since, I’ve sought to combine a passion for journalism with my background in international relations and human rights.

I hold a Master's in Politics of Conflict, Rights and Justice from SOAS, University of London, and a Bachelor's degree in International Affairs and Middle East Studies from Northeastern University. I'm currently in the long process of becoming fluent Arabic.

Ask me about: being a freelance journalist, international affairs, podcasting and long distance hiking

My pronouns: He/him

Contact me: and on Twitter