Paul Grabowicz is Senior Lecturer and Bloomberg Journalism Chair and directs the New Media Program at the Graduate School of Journalism. He teaches classes in introductory and advanced multimedia reporting, designing and developing online news packages, web skills and researching public records.
A professional journalist for more than 25 years, he spent most of his career as the investigative reporter at The Oakland Tribune. He also served as night city editor and acting city editor and developed an early prototype of a website for the paper in 1996 (it was rejected). He is co-author of "California Inc.," a book about how the entrepreneurial spirit shaped the politics, culture and economy of California, and has written extensively about issues in online journalism and digital technology.
In 1995 he started setting up the New Media Program at the Graduate School of Journalism. He pioneered teaching classes in new media topics ranging from entrepreneurial journalism and business models for online news in 1999 and blogging by journalists in 2002, to mobile reporting in 2004 and journalism video games in 2006.
co-authored by Joel Kotkin
- Taxonomy of Digital Story Packages (KDMC - March 3, 2013)
- Picking the Right Media for a Story (KDMC - Aug. 23, 2009)
- The Transition To Digital Journalism (KDMC - March 22, 2009)
- Blogging on J-School Video Game Project (Idea Lab weblog - Jan. 2, 2008)
- Oakland Jazz & Blues Clubs Video Game (3D Visualisation in the Arts Network - Oct. 9, 2006)
- Privacy Practices and Policies at Online Publications (Journalism Studies - Aug. 17, 2005)
- The Inconvenient Boss (Poynter Online - Dec. 6, 2004)
- E-Media Tidbits (E-Media Tidbits - Dec. 2, 2004)
- Weblogs Bring Journalists into a Larger Community (Nieman Reports - Sept. 1, 2003)
- Points to Click (Online Journalism Review - April 9, 2003)
- Privacy Polices at Online Media Sites (Online Journalism Review - Feb. 14, 2003)
- Basic Skills and Emerging Issues in Journalism (Nieman Reports - Nov. 30, 2002)