Audrey Carleton is freelance environmental journalist and producer based in Brooklyn. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Arts in Journalism as a Knight-VICE Scholar at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York (CUNY), where she's specializing in health and science, investigative, data, and audio reporting.
Prior to moving to New York, she worked as a full-time freelance reporter and producer in Toronto, where she wrote scripts and worked as a producer on The Sound Of, a podcast for The Globe and Mail, Canada's newspaper of record. She also penned a weekly series on millennial personal finance for The Canadian Press, among other endeavors.
Audrey has written for The Guardian, Earther, The Globe and Mail, Fortune, VICE, Motherboard, CANADALAND, City Monitor, TV Ontario, Prism, Eater, J-Source, and more. She's reported everything from longform features to short breaking news hits on topics ranging from culture and media to climate change and gun violence. She has a passion for telling stories through data and statistical analysis (and she recently learned to code.)
She graduated from McGill University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts, Joint Honours diploma in Sociology and Environment, with a minor in Communications. She graduated with First Class honours and distinction. During her time at McGill, she served as Student Living Editor, then Managing Editor at The McGill Tribune, where she reported on the treatment of sexual assault survivors by the university and the state of the school's advising services.
In 2018, Audrey became one of ten young journalists selected from across Canada for The Globe and Mail's summer staff program. The following year, she was one of 18 journalists selected from across the world to participate in the University of Oxford Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism's inaugural summer fellowship program.
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