About Me

Caitlin Johnson, multimedia journalist I swear, journalism profiles are as bad as dating site profiles. Sorry.

I suppose I’ll just tell you what you came here to find out. I am a freelance multimedia journalist, specializing in writing short and long pieces for print and web. Environmentalism and social issues such as homelessness and mental illness are of particular interest to me. Enhancing my photo and video editing skills is an everyday endeavor. Ultimately I want to work up to developing documentary films and multimedia projects.

I was trained by some very talented journalists-turned-professors at San Diego State University, where I completed my bachelor’s in journalism in 2014 (I minored in sociology). While in school I worked to stay afloat (good ol’ Southern California living, am I right?), which included a copy editor position with The Daily Aztec, the campus’ student-run newspaper. Simultaneously I worked as a multimedia newsroom intern at KPBS during my final semester. Both positions greatly helped shape my news writing/copy editing skills.

That’s the gist of my career thus far. Examples of my work can be found via the navigation bar at the top, so please feel free to meticulously comb through them and judge me!