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Freelance Journalist Independent
Susie Cagle is a freelance journalist. She covered the Occupy movement in Oakland, California in 2012. As one of IWMF’s 2013 Women Entrepreneurs in the Digital News Frontier grantees, Cagle is interested in exploring a single social issue in Oakland each year, starting with gun violence. The gun violence pilot project, Shine in Peace, encompasses a well-rounded mix of community narratives, data visualizations, maps, statistics, audio, illustrations, and photos. In addition to securing the support of the IWMF, Cagle has partnered with students at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, the Dart Society of violence reporters, and the Center for Investigative Reporting on this initial reporting project.
Cagle holds a Bachelors degree in literature and creative writing studies from the University of California in Santa Barbara, as well as a Masters degree in Magazine Journalism from Columbia University.