Caitlin Dewey is a reporter covering food and agriculture policy at the Washington Post. She previously served as the paper’s first digital culture critic, where she pioneered the social media beat and launched The Intersect -- a two-time winner of the Society for Features Journalism best blog award. While at The Intersect, Caitlin published an investigation into the FBI’s response to the “Gamergate” onslaught that prompted a Congressional inquiry. She also broke the story of the people-rating app “Peeple,” which sparked thousands of follow-up articles and a massive international controversy.
Outside the Post, Caitlin’s work has been published in The New York Times, The Atlantic and Cosmopolitan, among other national publications. She has been a regular guest on NPR and the BBC, and her personal newsletter -- “Links I Would Gchat You If We Were Friends” -- comes New York Times-, WNYC-, and Fast Company-recommended.
Caitlin graduated summa cum laude from Syracuse University in 2011 with degrees in magazine journalism, international relations and Spanish. While she has forgotten most of what she learned in school, she’s always trying to learn new things: at present, how to compost and do a proper headstand.