ABOUT JOSIE KAO

 

I'm a Toronto-based journalist from Vancouver with a passion for reporting on marginalized communities and the hyper-local effects of international news. I'm currently a desk editor at Reuters, where I work on breaking news stories for a global audience.

 

I previously worked at The Narwhal as an assistant editor, at The Globe and Mail as a content editor, and at The Varsity as editor-in-chief. You can find my words in National Geographic, The Toronto Star, and Canadian Geographic, among others.

In addition to writing, I am experienced in copy-editing, fact-checking, photography, videography, social media management, SEO, and audience development. I also have working proficiency in Chinese Mandarin and French. 

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CONTACT

                  josiekao.is@gmail.com

 

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AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

 

 

2018 — Emerge Media Award for Best Written Word

Data in a foreign land

2018 — Canadian Community Newspaper Award for Best Campus News Story

Data in a foreign land

2019 — Finalist for Fraser MacDougall Prize for Best New Canadian Voice in Human Rights Reporting

Muslim Students’ Association says executives receiving surprise visits from law enforcement

2020 — John H. McDonald Student Journalist of the Year

2020 — Emerge Media Award for Written Word: Editorial or Column

Enough is enough, this is an emergency: U of T must immediately address its mental health crisis​

2020 — Finalist for Emerge Media Award for Written Word: News Story

Ontario universities must slash tuition by 10 per cent, non-needs-based OSAP to be eliminated, government says​

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