San Francisco Public Press -- 10/08-present
Executive director and founder -- Lead a noncommercial, member-funded, advertising-free news organization in San Francisco. Edit daily content online and produce quarterly print editions. Recruit and train a network of more than 50 freelance writers and volunteers. Manage foundation fund-raising, membership and Web production. (See http://www.sfpublicpress.org.)
University of San Francisco -- 1/10-present
Journalism lecturer -- Teach beginning and advanced reporting with an emphasis on social issues coverage of San Francisco. (Interviewing, primary and secondary sources, attribution, ethics, Internet and library database research, computer-assisted reporting.)
San Jose State University -- 8/06-5/09
Journalism lecturer -- Taught classes on editing and investigative reporting techniques. (Associated Press style, story selection, content editing, headline writing, ethics, avoiding libel, Web design, print design.)
Grade the News, Stanford University & San Jose State University
Associate director -- Wrote critiques and designed
content analyses on Bay Area news media for Web-based research
project affiliated with Stanford University's Graduate Program
in Journalism and later based at San Jose State University's School
of Journalism and Mass Communications. (More online at http://www.gradethenews.org.)
The San Francisco Examiner -- 11/00-11/02
City editor -- Directed and edited staff of 10 metro
reporters, selected stories daily for page one; editorial
page editor -- Wrote editorials, convened editorial board,
edited letters and solicited op-eds; investigative reporter
-- Produced in-depth projects, concentrating on environment
and public policy.
The Philadelphia Inquirer -- 3/99-11/00
Suburban staff writer -- Reported on local government
and schools for regional section and the front page.
The Press & Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton, N.Y. --
Enterprise reporter -- Covered congressional race and environmental
stories for upstate New York daily.
The New York Times -- 9/97-5/98
Stringer -- Gathered local news (during graduate school) in
collaboration with Metro Section staff writers.
KPFA Radio, Berkeley, Calif. -- 11/96-8/97
Reporter -- Recorded original news segments for listener-sponsored
station's evening broadcast.
The Hartford Courant -- 7/95-7/96
Correspondent -- Covered two-town beat in a bureau
for Connecticut's largest newspaper.
Columbia Journalism Review, Earth Island Journal, SF Weekly, E/The Environmental Magazine, San
Francisco Magazine, Quill Magazine, Media
File, Newsdesk.org, San Francisco Bay Guardian,
The Miami Herald, San Jose Mercury News,
The Christian Science Monitor.
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism,
Master of Science, 5/98. Thesis on anti-nuclear activism on
Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn.
Bachelor of Arts, 5/95. Double major: international relations
and Latin American studies.
The Wesleyan Argus student newspaper --
editor in chief -- 1993
The Wesleyan Argus Magazine -- founder and
editor -- 1995
AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS:
California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowship
2011 grant award and training, culminating in a team reporting project on the financial sustainability of the Healthy San Francisco universal health care program.
James Madison Freedom of Information Award
2009 prize jointly given to SF Public Press and McSweeney's Quarterly for the News Media category for the Bay Bridge Report — "Unparalleled Bridge, Unprecedented Cost," a special section in the San Francisco Panorama, an experimental newspaper.
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
2008 award for reporting trip to northern Guatemala to produce a multimedia package of published reports on conflicts among environmentalists over how to save the last roadless jungle areas while acknowledging human settlement and agriculture. See project blog at http://www.futureofpeten.com.
Punch Sulzberger News Media Executive Leadership Program
2008 Columbia University fellowship in media management, a yearlong series of seminars and consultations to advance the Public Press project.
Common Counsel Foundation
June 2007 writer in residence at the Mesa Refuge,
Pt. Reyes, Calif.
Mongerson Prize for Investigative Reporting on the
2006 special citation to the two-person Grade the
News team awarded by Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern
Professional Freedom and Responsibility Award
2006 award to Grade the News from the Association
for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources
Three weeklong expedition-style environmental reporting fellowships:
"Acadian," Maine, 1998; "Savannah River," Georgia, 1999; "Golden
Gate," California, 2000.
Ford Writing Fellowship at Wesleyan University,
SKILLS & INTERESTS:
• Former board member, Society of Professional Journalists, Northern
• Proficient in Spanish, familiar with French
• Computer-assisted reporting, photography, Web design,
• Member: Society of Professional Journalists, Investigative Reporters and Editors
Available upon request.