Carrie Ching is an award-winning independent journalist and filmmaker based in the San Francisco Bay Area. For six years she led multimedia projects at the Center for Investigative Reporting, where she pioneered and developed their groundbreaking animated and graphic journalism initiatives. She's the director and producer of the Emmy-winning illustrated documentary short "In Jennifer's Room," and creator and series producer of the VICE News series Correspondent Confidential. Her specialty is narrative multimedia storytelling and exploring ways to use digital media tools—including video, audio, photography, animation, and interactive graphics—to push the boundaries of storytelling on the Web and other digital platforms. She's currently developing a feature-length animated documentary about the crystal meth epidemic in Hawaii. Before working in multimedia journalism she was a magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and video journalist. She completed a master's degree in journalism from UC Berkeley in 2005.