Alanna Dvorak

Alanna is the English and engagement editor at IJNet. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of North Carolina, where she worked as a copyeditor for the Daily Tar Heel and served as president of the club football team. After working as a reporter for three years, she returned to school to get a master's in international development studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.

In addition to her work as a reporter, Alanna interned with the National Democratic Institute and has done several contract assignments with IREX. She is an advanced Spanish speaker and has been learning Swahili in her free time.

Latest Stories

Journalist of the month: Nikita Mandhani

Nikita Mandhani started off as a computer engineer in her native India. But in 2015, she decided to follow her passion into a career in journalism — one that's taken her around the globe. 

Alanna Dvorak | November 30, 2017

The Syrian photographer who showed the world a war

Photojournalist Karam al-Masri details his extraordinary journey from law school student to internationally renowned photographer. 

Alanna Dvorak | November 09, 2017

Journalist of the month: Hannah Ojo

Hannah Ojo uses an arsenal of digital tools and data to bring "power to the pen" in Nigeria. 

Alanna Dvorak | October 26, 2017

360° video accessible to all with launch of free guide

Shaheryar Popalzai, an ICFJ Knight Fellow, has launched a guide to 360° video, allowing journalists without tech backgrounds to utilize the immersive medium. 

Alanna Dvorak | October 16, 2017

Journalist of the month: Thiago Medaglia

Brazilian journalist Thiago Medaglia's venture combines long-form journalism and scientific content to make environmental stories accessible.

Alanna Dvorak | September 28, 2017