Katie Lin is a multimedia journalist, campaigner and storyteller, who’s contributed to social justice and environmental contribution projects around the globe for organizations that include Greenpeace and SeaLegacy. In the last decade, she’s worked across digital and traditional media channels, producing stories that engage audiences and drive change at local, national, and international levels.
Though Katie has led incredibly high-level campaigns to tackle issues like petroleum development, mining and endangered species, she tells us that some of her favourite stories have a much smaller footprint, and come from the heart. This leads into a discussion about the importance of using our voice to tell the truth, through telling everyday stories. As those privileged to have the access, training, equipment and platform to be heard, it’s critical for journalists to use story to give people a voice, help them be seen and remind them that they belong – they matter.
While Katie shares stories of her work in Tibet, the Amazon and SeaLegacy, we explore the concept of citizen journalism as the next big movement – the most powerful way to make change. Through her work, Katie shows us that only by enabling people everywhere to use their inner storyteller to make the world into a place they love, can we create a future that works for all.
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