Timothy 

McLaughlin

Journalist
 

About Me

I am a freelance journalist based in Southeast Asia reporting primarily on politics, societal change and tech news in the region. I am a regular contributor to The Washington Post, The Atlantic and WIRED Magazine, my work has also appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, The New Yorker, Prospect Magazine and numerous other international publications.

My feature for WIRED on Facebook's operations in Myanmar was cited multiple times in a report by the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on Myanmar and lead to a number of changes on the platform. A subsequent story on the link between WhatsApp and mob violence in India was featured on Longreads.com. I was a finalist for the 2019 Livingston Award for International Reporting for these stories. 

 

 I received two grants from the The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in 2018. In 2017, I was awarded the Midwest Gun Violence Reporting Fellowship from the Dart Center at Columbia University. From 2015 until 2017 I worked as a reporter for Reuters news agency based in Yangon and Chicago. I was the first Princeton in Asia reporting fellow at The Myanmar Times newspaper in Yangon in 2012. I worked at the newspaper until 2014.

My analysis and commentary has appeared in the Columbia Journalism Review, Al Jazeera and on radio at the BBC, WNYC, NPR and CBC. ​I have spoken at think tanks in Washington, D.C. including the Center for Strategic and International Studies and briefed members of the U.S. government about Myanmar developments. 

A selection of my articles appear on this website. Please feel free to get in touch. 

 

  

 

Education

2009 / BA English

University of Southern California

 
 

Contact Me

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