Devin Windelspecht

IJNet Managing Editor

From covering conflict to investigating human rights violations and government corruption, I’ve always been inspired by the ability of journalism to drive change. As a journalist with a background in international relations, I believe the most pressing issues facing the world today can only be addressed through the power of great reporting.

As IJNet managing editor, it’s my goal to empower journalists from the local to the international level so they have the tools and advice to tell the stories that can make an impact. For me, this involves working with freelancers around the world from a variety of cultures and backgrounds, while keeping up to date on the latest in media innovation.

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, both as an editor for university publications covering global affairs and then for two years as a freelance journalist, including for IJNet.

I hold a master’s degree 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 speak (to varying degrees) Spanish and Arabic.

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

My pronouns: He/him

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