Speaker profile

Carolyn Robinson

Carolyn is a video journalist, media development program director and educator. She began her career with CNN’s medical news unit in Atlanta before relocating to Asia and the Middle East, first as a senior news producer in Hong Kong, and then in East Timor, where she ran the local TV station for the United Nations. She has received a Jefferson Fellowship, a Freedom Forum Fellowship and four Knight International Journalism Fellowships, and has trained journalists in almost two dozen countries around the world. At Al Jazeera English, she produced a daily talk show as well as a documentary on the North Dakota oil boom, among many other roles at the network. She was the Internews Program Director in post-revolution Libya, overseeing journalism training projects in Tripoli and Benghazi, and she has taught journalism at the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University.