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Karen Pinchin

I write features, briefs, and longform stories about food, culture, and food systems for a broad range of magazines and newspapers in Canada and the United States, including The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, National Geographic, Maclean's Magazine, and Modern Farmer. Most recently I was an acquiring editor of non-fiction at Goose Lane Editions, Canada's oldest independent publishing house, and the local food columnist on CBC Radio Information Morning in Fredericton.

In past lives I edited for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games and Maclean's Magazine's higher education platform OnCampus, and in 2012 I founded and managed a community-based editorial team for the now-defunct OpenFile Vancouver. I've studied journalism at Carleton University, French as a second language at Université Laval, international affairs at Bard College, and graduated with a professional culinary diploma from Northwest Culinary Academy in 2012.

In 2017, I received an Access Copyright Marian Hebb Research Grant that supported the travel, research, and reporting for a piece of longform journalism that ran April 2018 in Report on Business.

I'm from Toronto, have lived in Quebec City, Vancouver and Fredericton, and am heading to Columbia University in the fall for a masters in science journalism.





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