About

I am an editor at Agence France Presse’s Washington DC bureau, following news in the Americas and the Caribbean.

My feature bylines include Harper’sAl Jazeera America, The Atlantic, Le Monde DiplomatiquePublic Radio International and Quartz, among others. I spent the summer of 2015 reporting for the Associated Press in Paris.

I write about a wide range of issues including human rights, labor and urban development. For the past few years I’ve written extensively on migration to Europe.

I’m particularly interested in immigration and its impact on education, housing, public health and sociocultural dynamics. I have also written on topics including urban planning, environmental degradation and women’s rights.

Before moving to DC I was based in Brooklyn, producing Morning Edition at WNYC, New York’s flagship NPR member station. I also copy-edited at the Guardian.

I have worked in French, German and Spanish, and can navigate in Italian. I completed a joint global journalism master’s degree at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and Institute of French Studies.

After growing up on a vegetable farm just outside Madison, WI, I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in journalism and international studies. Now that I don’t live there, Wisconsin is my vision of utopia.

Follow me on Twitter @maggydonaldson or write me at donamarj [at] gmail [dot] com.