Kelsey Hamlin


Reporting primarily for nonprofit publications South Seattle Emerald and International Examiner.

I freelance, and it’s not nearly enough to pay the bills. If you like my work, please support me in any way you can through my Patreon account.

Obtained a Journalism B.A. from the University of Washington (UW) with Interdisciplinary Honors, and a minor in Law, Societies & Justice

Previous President and VP of the Society of Professional Journalists UW student chapter. Reported for the UW’s student-run newspaper, The Daily, for three years.

Categorical expertise: Politics, legalities and policies, immigration, and homelessness.

My primary clips can be accessed here

There’s a separate website for my undergraduate experience and what I accomplished.


Photo by Agatha Pacheco-Flores

I know my route in journalism involves legalities, social movements, politics, and injustices.

As media and society progress, or regress, journalism transforms. I want to be a part of that transformation, maybe even pioneer it.

The world has been moving toward some social revolutions: #BlackLivesMatter, LGBTQIA+ rights, and feminism. People are joining sides, sometimes people are creating dichotomies, and some people simply don’t want to get involved. To top it off, more extreme polarized groups are coming out of the woodwork. These are some of the most profound moments of our current, personal histories. I am here to document it, and document it accurately. Hint: context without false equivalency. The way America defines, perpetuates, socializes, and structurally tracks race, gender, and intersectional identities is a very real issue.

One thought on “Kelsey Hamlin

  1. Kelsey, please get in touch if you are interested in some history on the model that actually worked in the 90’s. This is a great example of for-profit privatization of a government service with crappy consequences. Can give you contacts of other people to interview as well.


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