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Corinne Chin

Corinne Chin

Multimedia Journalist

Freelance

Nairobi, Kenya

I am a Nairobi-based visual journalist working primarily with DSLR video. My work has been recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Illinois Press Photographers Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, the GroundTruth Project and more. Every story deserves to be told through the ...

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The issues that move me are those of inequality: I've reported on insufficient healthcare in a refugee camp in Malawi and in South African townships near Johannesburg. I've covered humanitarian aid in the Sahel of Burkina Faso and in post-war northern Uganda. I've filmed a Chicago Emmy-winning documentary on children living i...

Inspired by these opportunities, I hope to build my career upon in-depth, mindful multimedia journalism.

Associated Press

Global News Intern

International Crisis Group

Media Intern

Center for Civic Engagement

Graphic Designer

Design promotional publications, instructional materials and progress reports.

Street-Level Youth Media

Photography Mentor

Taught photography to urban youth as part of the Summer Arts Apprenticeship Program (SAAP), designed to build critical thinking skills for young people who have been historically neglected by public policy makers and mass media. Built an art exhibition exploring violence, engaging students in the use of art for self-expression, communication, and social change.

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Medill Media Teens

Program Assistant, Mentor

Organized administrative aspects of a program where Northwestern undergraduates mentor high school students from Chicago's Gary Comer Youth Center every Saturday morning. Ordered supplies, secured the equipment, troubleshot software issues, kept spreadsheets, updated the website, documented sessions with photo/video, cleaned up messes (both literal and figurative).

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Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Photographer, Program Manager

Photographed concerts for Pick-Staiger marketing and sale to publications, including Chicago Reader and Fanfare magazine. Used Adobe InDesign to format, fact-check and proofread concert programs following Chicago Manual of Style guidelines; maintained and bound yearly archive books; trained and assisted new staffers.

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The Star

Editorial Intern

Pitched and wrote daily news stories for South Africa’s oldest and second-largest daily newspaper, focusing on health reporting and feature writing, including two front-page stories. Traveled to Zimbabwe’s border to produce video on illegal border crossings into SA.

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Northmoor Country Club

Graphic Designer

Designed promotional material such as flyers, mailings and brochures.

The Working Press, Society of Professional Journalists

Photo Intern

Photographed for The Working Press, a daily newspaper covering The Society of Professional Journalists' national convention.

Meredith

Editorial Intern, Family Circle

Built and SEOed content for FamilyCircle.com, debugged and wrote copy for the relaunch of Momster.com and managed its Facebook page and Twitter feed.

American Cancer Society

Public Relations Intern

Used Adobe InDesign to format print advertisements; wrote and distributed press releases and media alerts.

The Daily Northwestern

Design Editor

Used Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and hand-drawing to creatively and strategically design templates and newspaper pages. Managed and instructed staff of 15 designers. Created and implemented design of new entertainment publication, The Current. Edited design for The Summer Northwestern in 2010.

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RefugeeLives.org/ImmigrantConnect.org

Reporter

Traveled to the Dzaleka refugee camp in Malawi to document refugee life. Produced four story packages on immigrants and resettled refugees in Chicago including an in-depth story for Pinoy Newsmagazine (Skokie, IL). Managed social media and appeared on Worldview, a public radio program (WBEZ). Listen at http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2011-01-11.

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Tribune Interactive

Entertainment/Lifestyle Intern

Published three Lifestyle articles. Wrote blog posts and recaps of television shows for Entertainment Desk.

Northwestern University

Master of Science (MSJ), Journalism

Northwestern University

Bachelor of Science (BSJ), Journalism