Lin Taylor is a cross-platform journalist, editor and producer, currently working at the Thomson Reuters Foundation where she covers humanitarian crises, aid, conflicts, refugees, women’s rights, climate change, land and property rights, human trafficking and modern slavery, and other under-reported stories for the Reuters news wire.
Lin has reported from Jordan, Fiji, Vanuatu, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Calais in France, Spain, Serbia, Croatia, and of course, Australia, where she was born and bred after her family fled Vietnam as refugees in the late-70s.
Her Reuters stories have appeared on The New York Times, The Independent, The Huffington Post, The Irish Times, Mirror UK, Yahoo, MSN, Daily Mail, Christian Science Monitor, AllAfrica, Business Insider, The Sydney Morning Herald/The Age.
‘The Smuggling Game’, a multimedia project on the mechanics of migrant smuggling that she co-produced with a colleague, was a finalist for the ‘Innovation Award’ at the European Press Prize 2018. It was also long-listed for a One World Media award.
In 2018, Lin was one of 30 journalists selected for a fellowship at the Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University in New York. She was also awarded a media fellowship in 2018 by rights group CIVICUS to cover climate change in Fiji and the Pacific.
She previously freelanced as a digital journalist and editor with CNN International. Prior to that, she was a multiplatform journalist and editor at SBS Australia, an award-winning national television and radio broadcaster.
In her spare time, Lin mentors high school students with The Girls’ Network and Future Frontiers, and is part of the Women In Journalism mentoring programme.
In May 2021, she created and launched The First Gens, a safe space, online community and monthly newsletter for first gen refugees to be seen and heard, give virtual hugs and flourish. Read more about the project here.
Lin lives in London these days, but she is most at home swimming somewhere off the coast of Australia.