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Kaitlin Gillespie

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Redding, Calif.
Education Reporter — The Columbian
Covers:  breaking news, local news, northern california, redding, education

Schools reporter for @thecolumbian. Loves good stories, clean data and neat whiskey. Working hard so my cat can have a better life.🐱

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@newsladykatie — 3,143 followers, 42,875 tweets

Jul 21, 2017

RT @mccanner: Internet style reminder: 'commits suicide' is a holdover from when mental illness was criminalized. It was literally a crime. Don't use it.🚨

Jul 21, 2017

In place, say "died by suicide." Don't say people "commit suicide." Seriously.  https://twitter.com/mccanner/status/888130330267222016 

Jul 21, 2017

Okay news, don't happen while I'm flying. It's only two hours, we can do this.

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Society of Professional Journalists Award

2013 - General News Reporting
The Daily Evergreen received an award for general news reporting for its series on alcohol consumption on campus, "Cougs under the influence." I oversaw production of the series as editor-in-chief and contributed stories to the package.

Society of Professional Journalists Award

2013 - In-Depth Reporting
Myself and a small team of student journalists received a second place award for in-depth reporting for our look into marijuana legalization and how it would affect the Washington State University and University of Idaho communities.