Caitlin Healy is a visual journalist wrapping up a social video fellowship with the McClatchy Video Lab in Washington, D.C. She produced over 100 Facebook-native videos during her six-month fellowship for McClatchy's 30 local newspapers across the U.S. That meant pitching, "prediting" and scripting everything from Puerto Rico's Hurricane Maria recovery efforts for The Miami Herald to shooting a "bipawtisan" Halloween dog party on the Hill for The Charlotte Observer.
She landed the fellowship right after graduating from Columbia Journalism School's Politics and Global Affairs M.A. program. Her coursework covered international and U.S.-based political reporting and investigative journalism. Subject-specific courses in migration, international banking and U.S. race policy. She was awarded a Correspondent’s Fund grant to travel to Nigeria in early 2017 to report on the mechanisms the Nigerian diaspora have developed, bypassing central bank regulations to send $21 billion in remittances home each year.
After graduating from the University of Florida in 2010 with a B.S. in Journalism (concentration in photojournalism) she covered Civil War reenactments, local politics and high school sports as a photo intern at The Gainesville Sun.
In 2011 Caitlin joined the Peace Corps and moved to Senegal, West Africa. She filmed 57 interviews in 10 local languages for a maternal health video project in 2014 with a USAID Maternal and Child Health grant. She managed media for the largest Peace Corps program in sub-Saharan Africa as the first Multimedia and Communications Coordinator from 2013-2014 while filming.
Caitlin has produced freelance work for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), AP Television News, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Marie Stopes International, USAID Senegal and Kepler Kigali among other clients. In early 2015 she traveled to Uganda on assignment with Photographers Without Borders. She was invited to take part in the Magnum Photo Professional Practices 2015 London Workshop and to participate in the first-ever Thread at Yale: Storytelling in Modern Media workshop in June 2015.
Caitlin earned a one-year New Media Narratives certificate from the International Center of Photography in 2016. She produced a video installation exploring remittance payments on code-connected mobile devices for ICP's "Another Side of Paradise" exhibit.
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