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Karen Pinchin

Journalism is the ultimate privilege and my lifelong passion, one that has taken me from hard news reporting for The Canadian Press newswire service in Toronto to my current work as a freelance journalist, book editor and radio columnist.

I write and have written freelance features for a diverse 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. I'm the 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. The thread binding all that together is a love of building community, starting meaningful conversations, and telling stories that risk being lost in the clamour of modern media.

In past lives I edited and wrote cultural features for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games as well as Maclean's Magazine's higher education platform OnCampus, and in 2012 I founded and managed a stellar 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 early 2017, I received an Access Copyright Marian Hebb Research Grant, which will support the travel, research and reporting for a piece of longform journalism. Work on that project is ongoing, and I'm looking forward to bringing it to life.





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