Carolyn Thompson

Carolyn Thompson

Series Editor, Investigative Journalist, Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism

Carolyn Thompson is a series editor at Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism and a freelance data and investigative journalist. Carolyn’s work has been published by Al Jazeera, the Washington Post, CBC, Radio-Canada, France 24, NPR, News Deeply, and Maclean’s Magazine, among others. Her Forced Out project in South Sudan using mobile phone research, statistical analysis, and satellite imagery won the third place Philip Meyer Award through the IRE in 2019.

She also works as a trainer, with a focus on data and OSINT skills. She has spoken at numerous conferences about her reporting, including the International Journalism Festival, NICAR, MozFest, and DataDriven 2.0. She was a Dart Center Ochberg Fellow in 2022, NewsCorp News Media Fellow through the International Centre for Journalists in 2020, the Visiting Journalist in Forestry at the University of British Columbia in 2018 and participated in the Investigative Journalism Intensive at the Banff Centre for the Arts in 2017.

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