Corinne Chin is the Director of News Talent and Recruitment at the Associated Press, working to bring new, diverse journalists to the news organization
Before joining the AP, Corinne founded and led The Seattle Times Diversity & Inclusion Task Force, growing the team from six journalists in 2017 to more than three dozen in 2022. Task Force members champion inclusive coverage, recruitment and retention, and working closely with newsroom leadership to improve policies to promote institutional change.
She is also a national Emmy Award-winning video journalist whose storytelling explores race, gender, immigration and other social issues. As a Senior Video Journalist at The Seattle Times, Corinne focused on in-depth digital video projects like Beyond the Border, a series of visual stories exploring asylum, deportation and femicide on the U.S.-Mexico border, supported by the International Women’s Media Foundation and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting; and Under Our Skin, an interactive documentary exploring the words we use – and misuse – to talk about race in America. She also previously worked as a Senior Video Producer for CNN.
Corinne’s body of work has been recognized by the national News and Documentary Emmys, National Edward R. Murrow Awards, the Online News Association, National Press Photographers Association’s Best of Photojournalism, Pictures of the Year International and more. Corinne is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University (MSJ and BSJ), the ASNE/NLA Emerging Leaders Institute and the Poynter-NABJ Leadership Academy for Diversity. As an alumna of the Poynter Leadership Academy for Women, Corinne offers free coaching to women and non-binary journalists via digitalwomenleaders.com.
Corinne is also passionate about making journalism a more inclusive industry through trauma-informed safety training, completing a Next Gen Safety Training fellowship through the International Women’s Media Foundation. She is a co-director of the Asian American Journalists Association‘s affinity group Women and Non-Binary Voices, and she is a past president of AAJA Seattle.
Articles, Publications, and Appearances
- Better News: Use Slack to host cultural conversations in your newsroom (It’s All Journalism)
- The Newsroom Guide: A living document shapes inclusive language, coverage (IRE Journal)
- Strategies for Safely Covering Civil Unrest (IWMF)
- Q&A: Corinne Chin (The Idea by Atlantic Media)
- How a Seattle Times Slack channel lets people speak up about insensitive coverage (Better News)
- Behind the Byline: Meet video editor Corinne Chin (The Seattle Times)
- Town Square: Seattle Times presents 2018 Pictures of the Year (Seattle Channel)
- Ni Una Más: Seeking justice for femicide in Mexico (IWMF)
- How to build empathy into reporting (American Press Institute)
- On Safe Spaces, Engagement, and Redefining What We Know (The Seventh Wave)