I’m Megan Janetsky, a Colombia-based freelance journalist covering Venezuela, immigration, human rights and all things Latin America.

Previously, I reported on the U.S.-Mexico border, in Washington D.C. and in my home in Phoenix, Arizona. My goal as a journalist is to connect the often untold human stories to the politics and policies, and show what's really happening on the ground through written word, photo and video.

My work has been featured by VICE, USA Today, Foreign Policy, BBC World Service, C-SPAN, Poynter, POLITICO, HuffPost, ThinkProgress, TruthOut, Refinery29 and more. I am also a 2019 Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting grantee.

More importantly, I love Gilmore Girls, cacti and over-priced cheese.

I grew up in Arizona and graduated with a degree in journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 2018. In all of my reporting and photography I comply with the standards set forth by the SPJ Code of Ethics.

Read more about me on paper here, catch my streams of consciousness (and live reporting on a good day) on my Twitter.

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