Once upon a time, a not-that-wise old(er) man told me I could never start my career as a journalist writing longform stories about international human rights issues, and should, rather, try to start in a newsroom and climb my way up the ladder until I was hired as a foreign correspondent. He was wrong in that I did it, and also, about ~six foreign correspondent positions exist in any given country these days. He was right in that it was and is very hard! I’m writing this post to explain that process to you.

Hi! My name is Madeleine Wattenbarger…

Madeleine Wattenbarger

Journalist & writer, Mexico City. Human rights, politics, cities, culture. http://www.m-watt.com.

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