Medellín, Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia
I’m Megan Janetsky, a Colombia-based independent reporter and photographer covering immigration, women's issues and all things Latin America.
I am a 2019 Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting grantee and the Colombia/Venezuela stringer for USA Today. I've also worked with The New York Times, BBC, Al Jazeera, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, VICE, Public Radio International, Poynter, Teen Vogue, The New Republic, Atlas Obscura and more.
I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, where the topic of immigration was always omnipresent in news and politics, but was often deeply misunderstood. I've previously reported in the city, on the U.S.-Mexico border, Washington D.C., Mexico and Peru. My goal as a journalist is to connect often untold human stories to the politics and policies, and show the reality on the ground through written word, photo and video.
Most importantly, I love Gilmore Girls, dogs and over-priced cheese.
I graduated with a degree in journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and I comply with the standards set forth by the SPJ Code of Ethics in all of my work. Check out my portfolio at https://meganjanetsky.com/ and contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018 - SPJ Mark of Excellence for Online News - Finalist, 2018 - SPJ Mark of Excellence for Editorial Writing, 2018 - Cronkite School Graduate - Cum Laude, 2018 - Hearst Journalism Award - Breaking News - 2nd, 2018 - AZ Press Club - Community Immigration Reporting, 2018 - AZ Press Club - Statewide Immigration Reporting , 2017 - AZ Press Club 2017 Scholar, 2017 - Tempe Writer's Forum 2017 Non-Fiction - Runner Up, 2019 - Grant - Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting , 2019 - Fetisov Journalism Award Finalist, 2019 - Dart Center Training, 2019 - Nina Mason Pulliam Environmental Journalism Award
- Breaking news
- RISC training
- Still life
- Video capture