I am a journalist and documentary photographer specializing in human interest stories and issue-based features. My reportage includes crime; climate change and the environment; social justice; religion and culture; and health. My work has been published in the Toronto Star, the Sudbury Star, Women’s e-News, Verge magazine, the Saskatoon Star Phoenix, Intercultures magazine, The Africa Paper and the New Internationalist. In May 2014 I won an Ontario Newspaper Award for my work at the Sudbury Star.
I am also a communications specialist with experience in Egypt, Canada, Tanzania and Rwanda. I lived in Africa for a total of four years and have worked in the fields of media development, HIV and AIDS, mental health, women’s rights and climate change, with a focus on public and stakeholder communications, social marketing, network-building, media relations and strategic development. I have more than three years experience in project management and implementation, as well as six years in communications and public relations. The vast majority of that time has been spent working with non-profit organizations.
In 2013, I graduated from the University of Windsor with an MA in communication and social justice. I have significant experience working with marginalized and disenfranchised communities, and in multicultural settings.
Mary Katherine Keown
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