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Devon Haynie

Fellows 2017
U.S. News and World Report
Sri Lanka
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Devon Haynie is an international news editor for U.S. News & World Report, where she reports on global trends and helps edit and recruit an international roster of freelancers. Prior to joining the international team at U.S. News, she covered higher education for the company. Haynie was named an Overseas Press Club fellow in 2008 and spent four months writing and reporting from the Associated Press bureau in Johannesburg, South Africa. For several years she worked at Indiana’s Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, where she covered everything from education to the military. She has been a writing fellow at the University of San Diego's Institute for Peace and Justice and spent several months living and working in Albania. Haynie has a bachelor’s degree in peace studies from Colgate University and a master’s in journalism from Columbia University.

Haynie was awarded a prior fellowship with IRP, reporting from Southern Africa in 2016.


  • Facing Sri Lanka’s Ghosts

    VAVUNIYA, Sri Lanka — At some point during its brutal 26 years, the Sri Lankan civil war brought terror or loss to virtually everyone in the country. For Kasipillai Jeyavanitha, a mother of...

  • The Women Left Behind

    VAVUNIYA, Sri Lanka — It was midnight in 2008 when several members of Sri Lanka's security forces barged into Rajendran Geetha's house and took her husband, Sekar, from bed. "We only...

  • The Draining of Lesotho

    Juliette Letotokoto, a recently widowed farmer, stands on her small plot of land on the outskirts of Lesotho's capital and takes stock of her crops. It's late May, and by...

  • In South Africa, a Debate Over Selling Sex

    If prostitution becomes legal in South Africa, Nosipho Vidima, a 30-year-old sex worker, knows exactly what she’ll do. She’d start her own business called The Pleasure House, a...

  • Sex, Sugar Daddies and HIV in South Africa

    {image-1} Photo: John Moore/Getty Images It's the middle of sex education class in Zola Business High School and 90 teenage boys and girls are laughing and talking through a presentation about...

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