Corinne Chin 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 J. Schultz won second place in the individual portfolio category of the NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism awards.
Corinne is also the President of the Seattle chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association, as well as the leader of the Diversity & Inclusion Task Force at The Seattle Times and the curator of the Diversity section of Better News by the American Press Institute. She is a graduate of the Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media and the ASNE Emerging Leaders Institute.
Before joining The Seattle Times in 2014, Corinne was a freelance video journalist reporting in Washington, DC; Nairobi, Kenya; São Paulo, Brazil; and beyond. A Chicago native, Corinne also taught photography and filmmaking to teens on the city’s West and South Sides. Corinne earned a bachelor’s degree in magazine writing and a master’s in video journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School, winning a Midwest Emmy for her master’s capstone, a documentary on an ex-gang member fighting gun violence. Her work has also been recognized by the Radio Television Digital News Association, the Online News Association, the Society for News Design, the Society of Professional Journalists and more.
Corinne regularly speaks on video journalism, diversity and inclusion at conferences, colleges and other public institutions around the Pacific Northwest. She has lent her skills as a coach for the Story Arc Cinematic Journalism Workshop and as a judge for several visual journalism competitions.