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Articles by Madeline Welsh

Madeline Welsh is a 2015 Google Journalism Fellow at Nieman Lab. Currently an M.A. candidate in journalism at New York University’s Studio 20, she spent the previous three years in Cairo, where she was assistant editor of the Cairo Review of Global Affairs. As a direct consequence of this period in her life, she continues to hold strong opinions on the best (and worst) types of Egyptian street food.
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