Women in Multimedia

Join us and the Association of Women in Communications for a panel discussion on women in multimedia. Our panelists will discuss ethics, diversity, making your voice heard, and changes in the media landscape. They will also share advice for student journalists and communications professionals.

When: Wednesday, May 24 at 5p.m.
Where: The Communications building (CMU) in room 322
[Light refreshments provided]
Mark “going” on our Facebook event page to register.

Check out the panelists:

Corinne Chin

Corinne is a video editor at The Seattle Times, where she works with a dynamic photo staff to film and edit compelling documentary-style visual stories. Her 2016 body of work with Erika Schultz won second place in the individual portfolio category of the NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism awards.

Before joining The Seattle Times in 2014, Corinne was a freelance video journalist reporting in Washington, DC; Nairobi, Kenya; São Paulo, Brazil; and more. A Chicago native, Corinne also taught photography and film to teens on the city’s West and South Sides. She earned a bachelor’s degree in magazine writing and a master’s in video journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School. There she won a midwest Emmy for her master’s capstone, a documentary on an ex-gang member fighting violence in North Lawndale. Her work has also been recognized by the National Press Photographers Association, the Society for News Design, the Society of Professional Journalists and more.

Corinne regularly speaks on video journalism, diversity and inclusion to colleges and other public institutions in the Pacific Northwest. She has lent her skills as a coach for the Story Arc cinematic journalism workshop and as a judge for several journalism competitions. Corinne currently serves as a board member for the Seattle chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association.

Lauren Frohne

Currently based in Seattle, Lauren is a video journalist for The Seattle Times, where she collaborates with a small video team and staff photojournalists to produce engaging, character-driven stories that explore social issues, news, and the diversity of the Seattle community.

Previously, she was the multimedia producer for the Open Society Foundations, a human rights and social justice organization working with some of the most marginalized populations in the world. And before that, Lauren was a video journalist for The Boston Globe. Her work has taken her all over the world from Liberia to Slovakia, Haiti to the Galapagos Islands, and across the United States.

Lauren earned a master’s degree in journalism with a focus on visual communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010. She has led, managed and collaborated with teams on ambitious multimedia projects, and have taught multimedia storytelling and video production to students and professionals.

Right now, Lauren’s working on a longterm documentary film called ‘Spilling Over,’ focusing on the lasting effects of the BP oil spill on a family and community in Venice, La., with her partner Jessey Dearing.

Wudan Yan

Wudan is an independent investigative reporter whose beat is as hard to pin down as her location. Her writing about science, environment, supply chains, and human rights issues in Southeast Asia has appeared in The Daily Beast, Discover Magazine, Nature, The New Yorker, NPR, Public Radio International, STAT News, and Washington Post, among others. Last year, she was awarded a reporting grant through the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to investigate Southeast Asia’s palm oil industry, and received Michael Pollan’s 11th-Hour Food and Farming Fellowship. Wudan quit a PhD program in cancer biology to pursue journalism and hasn’t looked back since.

Starla Sampaco

As a video journalist, Starla enjoys telling stories that amplify the voices of immigrants and underrepresented groups. During the 2017 legislative session, she worked in Olympia as the host and producer of “Capitol Headlines,” a televised weekday program on TVW (Washington’s version of C-SPAN). Starla is currently a production intern for KING 5’s “Evening Magazine.”

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