Casey Smith is a second-year graduate student studying narrative science writing and investigative reporting.
Before coming to California, Casey was a reporting intern at the Investigative Reporting Workshop, where she produced investigative stories about the Interior Department, and at The Washington Post, where she contributed to the paper’s national unsolved homicide data project. Her work has been published by USA Today, National Geographic, NPR, The Washington Post and others.
Currently, Casey is a research and reporting assistant at Berkeley’s Investigative Reporting Program. There, she’s investigating ethics in academia, juvenile justice, medical examiner fraud and other topics. She is also working with the California Reporting Project, where she contributes law enforcement corruption reporting.
During summer 2019, Casey is joining the news and investigations teams at The Indianapolis Star as a Pulliam Fellow. Once back in Berkeley, she’ll return to the Investigative Reporting Program as its 2019-20 graduate research fellow.
University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism (2020), Master of Journalism in narrative science writing and investigative reporting
Ball State University (Magna Cum Laude, 2018), B.A. in Journalism, Telecommunications and Anthropology; minor in Spanish
The Indianapolis Star, Pulliam Fellow
Investigative Reporting Program, Research and Reporting Assistant
Health/Science/Environment Reporter, Oakland North
Investigative Reporting Workshop & The Washington Post, Research and Reporting Intern
The Ball State Daily News, Editor-in-Chief
National Park Service, Digital Writer
National Geographic, Editorial Intern
USA Today, Reporting Intern
The Smithsonian Institution – National Museum of the American Indian, Research and Multimedia Intern
AWARDS & HONORS
Earth Journalism Network reporting grant, 2019
Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship, 2018
Indiana Student Journalist of the Year, 2018
Berlin Capital Fulbright Program, 2017
Emmy® Nomination for Writing, 2017
PUBLICATIONS & OTHER WORK
Perry Township, 2018. Arcadia Publishing: https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/Products/9781467128087
MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
National Association of Science Writers
Society of Professional Journalists
Investigative Reporters and Editors
REPORTING INTERESTSData Journalism, Environment, Human Rights, Investigative, Narrative, Police, Science, Water Quality, climate change