Corinne Chin

Corinne Chin is the Director of News Talent for recruitment at the Associated Press, working to build and mentor a competitive, diverse and inclusive newsroom staff across the globe. She is also a national Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker. Before joining the AP, Corinne was a Senior Video Journalist at The Seattle Times focused on in-depth digital video projects like "Beyond the Border," a series of visual stories exploring asylum, deportation and femicide on the U.S.-Mexico border, supported by the IWMF and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting; and "Under Our Skin," an interactive documentary exploring the words we use – and misuse – to talk about race in America. She also founded and led The Seattle Times Diversity & Inclusion Task Force, growing the team from six journalists in 2017 to more than three dozen in 2022. Previously, Corinne worked as a Senior Video Producer for CNN. Corinne's body of work has been recognized by the national News and Documentary Emmys, National Edward R. Murrow Awards, the Online News Association, National Press Photographers Association's Best of Photojournalism, Pictures of the Year International and more. Corinne is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University (MSJ and BSJ), the ASNE/NLA Emerging Leaders Institute and the Poynter-NABJ Leadership Academy for Diversity. As an alumna of the Poynter Leadership Academy for Women, Corinne offers free coaching to women and non-binary journalists via Corinne is also passionate about making journalism a more inclusive industry through trauma-informed safety training, completing an IWMF Next Gen Safety Training fellowship. She is a co-director of the Asian American Journalists Association's affinity group Women and Non-Binary Voices, and she is a past president of AAJA Seattle.

Reporting Locations


| Corinne Chin

‘Note smiling faces’: The legacy of a photograph

During the transportation of Japanese Americans to the Minidoka incarceration camp, a news photographer told Mitsuye Yamada and her family to smile for a photograph. The photograph ran on The Seattle Times’ front page on…

| Erika Schultz, Corinne Chin

Disappearing Daughters | Mothers search for justice and embrace fragile memories

Please view the full multimedia piece at The Seattle Time’s website here.

| Erika Schultz, Corinne Chin


Deportees build new lives, and embrace ‘two cultures, two homes’ Story by Tyrone Beason | Videos by Corinne Chin | Photos by Erika Schultz MEXICO CITY – Orlando Mendoza’s dream was to learn code and work as a software developer…

| Erika Schultz, Corinne Chin

Beyond the Border

A SPECIAL REPORT For asylum-seekers, dreams of a new life in the U.S. stall in Tijuana WRITTEN BY TYRONE BEASON | VIDEOS BY CORINNE CHIN | PHOTOS BY ERIKA SCHULTZ PUBLISHED AUGUST 4, 2019 In…

Left behind at the border

Where Baja California meets California, along a commonly-crossed section of the U.S.-Mexico border fence, discarded items tell stories about the people who left them behind. A bottle of water, perched upright and half full –…

Meet the Fellow: Patricia Clarembaux

Patricia Clarembaux is an award-winning reporter for Univision – and one of the most relentless, hardest working journalists I’ve ever met. Between long, non-stop reporting days, she recently shared how her experiences have shaped her…

Flying drones along the U.S.-Mexico border

For visual journalists, flying a drone is a great way to get a different angle on a story – literally! This is especially true for stories on the U.S.-Mexico border, where a physical fence blocks…