Cathryn Atkinson

Cathryn Atkinson is the former News and Features Editor for Her career spans more than 25 years in Canada and Britain, where she lived from 1988 to 2003.

Cathryn has won five awards for her journalism, including a national U.K. Press Award presented to Children’s Express News Agency, the youth journalism and literacy project she ran for two years in the mid-90s. She was a staff editor on the Comment and Analysis desk at The Guardian newspaper from 1999 to 2003.

She has written for The Guardian, The Observer, The New Statesman magazine, Agence France-Press, Elle magazine, The Irish Mirror, The Globe and Mail, CTV Online and many other media outlets. She has also taken photographs for Reuters, Rex Features, The Globe and Mail, The London Times, Time Magazine, The New York Times and the London Evening Standard.

Originally from Winnipeg, Cathryn holds a B.A. in English from The University of Winnipeg, post-graduate courses in journalism from City University, London, a post-graduate diploma in Photojournalism from The London College of Printing and Distributive Trades, and an M.A. in Theatre Arts (Playwriting) from Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Dec 23, 2017
Stitch-by-Stitch's Unsettling Canada Day Sewing Circle was held in solidarity with Unsettling Canada 150 National Day of Action by Idle No More and Defenders of the Land. Photo: Elizabeth Littlejohn

Plenty to do in a year of challenges: 2017 in rabble news

Cathryn Atkinson
From Indigenous demands for respect and recognition, to Donald Trump's dog whistles to racists, to the Canadian housing crisis, to changes in the NDP, 2017 was a busy news year for rabble writers.
Nov 15, 2011
From the Occupy Wall Street Livestream.

Occupy Wall Street is raided

Cathryn Atkinson
The police clear out Occupy Wall Street site after two months, destroying the camp and property.


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