Lecturers and Fellows

Lecturers and Fellows

Our current visiting lectures are distinguished journalists from around the world teaching their craft and expertise to our students each semester. Faculty student ratio is small, allowing for ample faculty student contact through the two year program.


Tom Burke

Burke is a Northern California practicing attorney with extensive experience in media and First Amendment law.

Todd Carrel

Todd Carrel is a journalist who covered Asia for more than a decade, first as a reporter for the Associated Press based in Tokyo, then as the ABC News bureau chief and correspondent in China. He has worked for National Geographic on many projects, contributed numerous freelance stories to newspapers, and produced an independent documentary aired on PBS stations.

Mimi Chakarova

Chakarova received her BFA in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute. She completed her graduate thesis in the Visual Studies Department at UC Berkeley. She has had numerous solo exhibitions of her documentary projects on Africa and the Caribbean. She is the recipient of the 2003 Dorothea Lange Fellowship for outstanding work in documentary photography and the 2005 Magnum Photos Inge Morath Award for her work on sex trafficking in Eastern Europe. In 2007, Chakarova became the series curator of FRONTLINE/World's FlashPoint, featuring the work of established and emerging photographers from around the world. In 2008, Chakarova's work on sex trafficking was awarded a People's Voice Webby. She was also a 2008 nominee for a News & Documentary Emmy Award.
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Marilyn Chase

Marilyn Chase is a graduate of Stanford University with a BA in English, and the University of California at Berkeley with a Master's in Journalism. As a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, Chase covered a variety of medical beats including the biotechnology industry, disease research and personal health. She is the author of "The Barbary Plague: the Black Death in Victorian San Francisco," (Random House, 2003).

Edwin Dobb

A former editor and acting editor-in-chief of The Sciences, Edwin Dobb has been an independent writer for the past 20 years, contributing to Harper’s, The New York Times Magazine, and National Geographic, among others. Dobb is the co-writer and co-producer of a documentary film, called “Butte, America,” that aired on Independent Lens in the fall of 2009. He is a former Hewlett Teaching Fellow in Environmental Journalism and member of the Editing Workshops. Dobb also is an adjunct professor in the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Montana.

Deirdre English

Deirdre English has written and edited work on a wide array of subjects related to investigative reporting, cultural politics, gender studies, and public policy. She has contributed articles, commentaries and reviews to Mother Jones magazine, the Nation, and The New York Times Book Review, among other publications, and to public radio and television. She is the former Editor-in-Chief of Mother Jones magazine where she worked for eight years, ending in 1986. She has taught American Studies and magazine writing and production at the College of Old Westbury at the State University of New York and has been a lecturer at City College of New York and the University of California at Santa Cruz. Her most current work includes a revision of For Her Own Good: Two Centuries of the Experts’ Advice to Women (Anchor), co-authored with Barbara Ehrenreich and published with a new Afterword in 2004, and an essay on the work of photographer Susan Meiselas, published in Carnival Strippers, Whitney Museum of American Art, 2003. She has directed the editing workshops program since 1988.

Karen Everett

Karen Everett is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and editor based in San Francisco. She has directed five documentaries which have received educational distribution and aired on PBS. Everett teaches editing at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. She has edited the nightly news for a top-ranked NBC affiliate, taught at several Bay Area colleges, and recently authored "Reality in Three Acts: What Documentary Filmmakers Can Learn From Screenwriters."

Bill Gannon

Bill Gannon is the Director of Digital Media at Lucasfilm Ltd. where he has company-wide strategic and operational leadership roles and responsibilities. Before joining Lucasfilm he served as Senior Editorial Director and Managing Editor of Yahoo! Inc. where he had corporate-wide editorial strategy and content leadership responsibilities in product development, content programming, front page news, brand voice, and a range of policy issues. Gannon was previously Editorial Director & Managing Editor of Financial Engines Inc., of Palo Alto, Ca. For more than a decade Gannon was a national correspondent and staff writer for The Star-Ledger of NJ, and Newhouse Newspapers Inc., where he covered a range of international, national and regional issues for the newspaper and the news service. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he has received a number of national journalism awards. He currently serves as co-chairman of the Knight Digital Media Center and also serves on the Board of Advisors to New Voices, a community news incubator project sponsored by J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism at American University . He has served as an adjunct lecturer in the New Media program at the University of California-Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism since 2005.

Sam Grant

Samantha Grant is a Bay Area documentary film and radio producer. Through her production company GUSHproductions, LLC Samantha has worked with ABC, MTV, CNN, NPR, PRI, FRONTLINE/World, PBS, Al Jazeera International, and Current TV, as well as several national corporate clients like Merrill Lynch, AT&T, and Electronic Arts. Samantha's work has received several awards including a student Emmy and a South Asian Journalists Association award for a short documentary she produced about the black market trade in Human Kidneys in India. In 2006, Samantha began work on a documentary film which is still in production about the Jayson Blair/New York Times scandal. In 2007, Sam was named a Carnegie/Knight fellow and through the News21 fellowship Sam directed a short documentary about life after Polygamy called "Now Leaving Colorado City." When she's not shooting, recording, producing or directing independent documentaries, you can find Sam lecturing at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and the Knight Digital Media Center.

Rob Gunnison

Rob Gunnison is Director of School Affairs at the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley. He arrived in 1999 after writing for 15 years for the San Francisco Chronicle in Sacramento, where he covered state government and politics with an emphasis on budget and tax issues. Before that, he was Sacramento Bureau Manager for United Press International where he covered government and politics for 11 years. His reporting on the savings and loan debacle was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

Mr. Gunnison teaches "Reporting and Writing the News" and has co-taught an investigative reporting class with Professor Bergman for six years.

Scot Hacker

Scot Hacker is the Webmaster at the school of Journalism and the author of O'Reilly's "MP3: The Definitive Guide," as well as Peachpit's "The BeOS Bible." He is the author of dozens of technology articles for PC Magazine, Byte, MacWorld, and ZiffNet. Hacker also runs an independent web hosting and consulting business.
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Tyche Hendricks

Tyche Hendricks writes about the intersection of culture and politics, covering immigration, demographic trends and immigrant communities for the San Francisco Chronicle. She has reported extensively on the U.S.-Mexico border and her work has taken her across the continent from the Gulf of St. Lawrence to Lake Nicaragua. Along the way, she has trekked through deserts and jungles, helped pregnancy test cattle and bury hurricane victims, monitored polling stations and learned to cook pollo en mole. Hendricks has worked at the Hearst-owned San Francisco Examiner, the San Jose Mercury News and the Seattle Times and as a freelance radio producer. Her work has won awards, including a Best of the West prize and an NFCB Golden Reel. She is currently writing a book about the border for the University of California Press. She holds a BA from Wesleyan University, and an MA in Latin American Studies and an MJ in Journalism, both from UC Berkeley.

Cassandra Herrman

Cassandra Herrman is a documentary filmmaker based in Berkeley, California. She recently co-directed and photographed “Tulia, Texas”, the story of a small town struggling with the aftermath of a controversial drug sting. “Tulia, Texas” broadcast on the PBS series INDEPENDENT LENS in 2009. For PBS’ FRONTLINE/World, she has produced and filmed numerous documentaries, including stories about human rights in Zimbabwe; female runners in Kenya; and the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, nominated for a 2006 National Emmy Award. Cassandra received her master’s degree from U.C. Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2001.

Deborah Hoffmann

Teaching Fellow Deborah Hoffmann received an Academy Award nomination in 1995 for her documentary Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter and again for Long Night's Journey into Day in 2000. She is widely acclaimed as editor of such classic documentaries as The Times of Harvey Milk, Marlon Riggs' Color Adjustment and Ethnic Notions, and Jon Else' Mullholland's Dream and Sing Faster. She has received two National Emmys, a Peabody, and a DuPont Columbia Award for her work.

Jenn Kahn

Jennifer Kahn has been a contributing editor at Wired magazine since 2003, and a feature writer for The New Yorker, National Geographic, Outside, Discover, Mother Jones, and the New York Times, among others. A graduate of Princeton University and UC Berkeley, she has degrees in astrophysics and journalism, and has been a recipient of the CASE-UCLA media fellowship in neuroscience. Her work has been chosen for the Best American Science Writing series four times in the past seven years, most recently for “A Cloud of Smoke,” about a policeman whose death four years after 9/11 was not what it seemed.

Holly Kernan

Holly Kernan is the news director at public radio station KALW-FM in San Francisco and the architect of the award-winning Public Interest Reporting Project. She is also the director of the Public Radio Program at Mills College in Oakland. Kernan has worked at New America Media, Youth Radio, KQED, Link TV and Canal Sur in Spain, where she produced historical documentaries for public television. She has received numerous awards for her work, including the Society for Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi, Edward R. Murrow, American Women in Radio and Television, Northern California Society for Professional Journalists’ Public Service Award and was recently named "Journalist of the Year" by the Northern California Society of Professional Journalists.

Richard Koci Hernandez

Richard Koci-Hernandez is a national Emmy award winning video and multimedia producer. Koci Hernandez worked as a photojournalist and Deputy Director of Multimedia at the San Jose Mercury News for 15 years.  In 2008, Richard was awarded a national Emmy award for the New Approaches to Documentary. In 2003, Richard was the recipient of the James K. Batten Knight Ridder Excellence Award. His work for the Mercury News has earned him two Pulitzer Prize nominations. His photography and multimedia work has won numerous awards on the regional, national and international level.

Ben Manilla

Ben Manilla is one of America's foremost audio producers. His 30-year career spans all aspects of radio. He has produced series for National Public Radio, The Disney Company, The Library of Congress, CBS, and many others. His consulting firm, Media Mechanics, created a full-time satellite channel for Starbucks, invented a new music format for public radio in Milwaukee, and is developing a new cable TV series starring Laura Dern. For fifteen years, Ben has collaborated with Dan Aykroyd on the House of Blues radio series. Together, they wrote the book, "Elwood's Blues". Ben's work has been honored with the Major Armstrong Award, The Edward R. Murrow Award, The Music Journalism Award, The Ohio State Public Service Broadcasting Award, Billboard Magazine's Syndicated Radio Show Award, and many more. Ben is currently working on a multi-hour TV and radio series on The History of Recorded Music with Sir George Martin. Ben has a degree in Drama from New York University.
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Jerry Monti

Jerry Monti is technology training instructor at the J-School's Knight Digital Media Center.

Alan Mutter

Alan D. Mutter began his career as a newspaper columnist and editor at the Chicago Daily News and later rose to City Editor of the Chicago Sun-Times. In 1984, he became the No. 2 editor of the San Francisco Chronicle. He left the newspaper business in 1988 to join InterMedia Partners, a start-up company that became one of the largest cable-TV companies in the country. Mutter was the COO of InterMedia when he moved to Silicon Valley in 1996 to lead the first of the three start-up companies he led as CEO. The companies he headed were a pioneering Internet service provider and two enterprise-software companies delivering cutting-edge solutions for media companies. Mutter now is a consultant specializing in corporate initiatives and new media ventures that combine his twin passions, journalism and technology. He joined the adjunct faculty of the Journalism School in January, 2009.
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Lanita Pace-Hinton

Lanita Pace-Hinton is the director of the J-School's Knight Digital Media Center.

Marilyn Pittmann

Marilyn Pittman is a 25-year broadcast veteran. Originally trained as an actor, she has played many roles in radio and television, including news anchor, reporter, writer, producer, and host. She currently makes a living as a voice actor, a stand-up comic, and a talk show host. Since 1989 she has been teaching broadcasters and executives what she knows about performance. She co-teaches the Introductory Multimedia Reporting Class.
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Jeremy Rue

Jeremy Rue is a multimedia training instructor for the Knight Digital Media Center located at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. He previously worked as a multimedia journalist for the Oakland Tribune, where he produced a number of Web-based projects related to the rise of Oakland homicides in 2006. Rue started out as a photojournalist for a number of publications, including The Fresno Bee, The Modesto Bee and the Duluth News-Tribune in Minnesota. He then went on to become a reporter for the Selma (Calif.) Enterprise, where he covered beats ranging from city government to courts and crime. Rue is also the recipient of the 2007 Dorothea Lange Fellowship for his photo documentary work on migrant farm workers in the California Central Valley. He has a programming background and is an expert with Adobe Flash/ActionScript, HTML, CSS, as well as variety of other web scripting languages.

Martha Saavedra

Martha Saavedra is the Associate Director of the UC Berkeley Center for African Studies. Trained as a Political Scientist at UCB, she has taught at St. Mary’s College of California, UC Berkeley and Ohio University. Her research and publications have ranged from agrarian politics, development and ethnic conflict in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan to gender, sport and development in Africa to representations of Africa in Chinese popular culture. She has co-edited a forthcoming volume, China and Africa: Emerging Patterns in Globalisation and Development, and is currently co-editing a special issue of Politque Africaine on the politics of football in Africa. She is also on the editorial boards of Soccer and Society; Sport in Society; and Impumelelo: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Sports in Africa. At the Center, she coordinates the UnderstandingSudan.org and the Horn of Africa curriculum projects, oversees public programs and fellowships, and works closely with the African languages program among other things.

Kean Sakata


Kyoichi Sasazawa

Kyoichi Sasazawa is a senior science writer and a research fellow for Yomiuri Shimbun in Tokyo. From 2002 to 2006 he was a correspondent in Washington, D.C. He received an Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship in 2008 from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. In the 1990s, he covered the Kobe earthquake and the Sarin nerve gas attacks in Matsumoto City and the Tokyo subway. He has also reported on North Korea’s missile and nuclear development programs. He has written several science books, including Dinosaurs in Japan (Nippon no Kyoryu). Sasazawa is a graduate of Tohoku University.

Linda Schacht

Linda Schacht is an Emmy award winning television reporter with more than 20 years experience in local television. Her career began at KQED-TV on the highly regarded Newsroom nightly news show. She then covered politics, locally and nationally, for KPIX, the CBS owned and operated station in San Francisco, for nineteen years. Linda has won two Emmy awards and an American Bar Association national award for her political coverage. She has been on the faculty since 1992 and continues to write television scripts and do special television and documentary projects.

Shane Sharkey

Shane Sharkey is the owner and director of Big Toe Audio, an audio production company specializing in syndicated radio production. Shane has produced radio specials and syndicated programs for music, sports and talk radio for over 13 years. His award winning work includes projects for The Oakland Raiders, KGO 810 AM, The House of Blues, Putumayo World Music, Walt Disney World, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and much more. Shane lives with his wife and three children in Castro Valley, California.

Kat Snow

A 20-year veteran of public radio, Kat has worked as a reporter, talk show host, newscaster, news director and editor at stations from Astoria, Oregon to San Francisco.  In the early days, Kat toted a remote antenna around town to host live broadcasts of concerts or protests; now she focuses on writing and editing for radio or online.  Most recently she worked as News Editor at KQED, editing stories for newscasts and The California Report.  Her reporting and editing have won numerous regional and national awards.

Sharon Tiller

Sharon Tiller joined FRONTLINE in 1995 as senior producer for special projects. In that role she has overseen and helped shape numerous programs for the series, including the critically acclaimed four-part special "Drug Wars." Other projects include "So You Want to Buy a President," "Why America Hates the Press," "Fooling with Nature," "Secrets of the SAT," and "Blackout." In 1997, she helped establish and runs the "FRONTLINE West" project at the University of California at Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, where producers-in-residence work with graduates of the documentary program on a number of FRONTLINE and "World" projects each academic year. In 2001, Tiller and executive producer David Fanning jointly developed an international news magazine series FRONTLINE/World that is housed at the journalism school and features the work of a new generation of video journalists. As Series Executive Director, she has helped develop seventy-five broadcast stories and seventy Web-exclusive videos. Before joining FRONTLINE, Tiller was the executive director for the San Francisco-based Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR), where in 1989 she launched an independent documentary unit. As executive producer, she developed seven investigative documentaries for FRONTLINE: "Global Dumping Ground with Bill Moyers," "The Great American Bailout," "Best Campaign Money Can Buy," "Your Loan Is Denied," "The Politics of Power," "Public Lands, Private Profits," and "School Colors." Tiller has received three Dupont-Columbia University Broadcast Journalism Awards, a George Polk Award for National Television Reporting, a World Affairs Council Award of Excellence for International Reporting, two National Education Writers, First Prizes for Documentary Television, three National Emmys and the George Foster Peabody Award for "Drug Wars," as well as the Overseas Press Club Edward R. Murrow Award for the 2004 season of FRONTLINE/World.

More than fifty Journalism School graduates have worked as Frontline/WORLD staff or helped produce stories since 2002.

James Wheaton

James Wheaton is Founder and Senior Counsel at the First Amendment Project, a public interest law firm. He is also President of the Environmental Law Foundation, an environmental enforcement program. He is a former City of Oakland Public Ethics Commissioner, Executive Director of California Common Cause, and co-chair of the Society of Professional Journalists (NorCal) Freedom of Information Committee. He is a graduate of Brown University and UC's Boalt Hall. He received the Playboy Foundation First Amendment Award for Law in 2001 for defending against SLAPP cases, and the Society of Professional Journalists, James Madison award for Pro Bono Counsel in 1993 and 2001 for his work and leadership on behalf of Freedom of Information.

Josh Williams

Josh Williams, formerly new media projects editor at the Las Vegas Sun, is a Multimedia Teaching Fellow at the J-School, where he is involved in the school's News21 project and Knight Digital Media Center. He managed the launch of the Sun's new website in 2008, which won awards from the Online News Association for general excellence and from Editor & Publisher for best overall newspaper affiliated site. Prior to that, Josh was a multimedia exhibit developer at the Smithsonian Institution for three years. He has a master's degree in interactive journalism from American University and a bachelor's degree in multimedia journalism from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.


Previous Lecturers and Fellows

Block Adam

Adam Block formerly was director of product development at PC World Online Services.

M.J. Akbar

Akbar is the Executive Editor of Asian Age, the author of several books on India and one of its foremost Muslim writers.

Dan Akst


Lamis Andoni

Andoni, an Arab journalist who has covered Middle East affairs for two decades for a wide number of Arab, European and American newspapers, has traveled the region extensively focusing on Iraq, the PLO, Jordan, Islamist movements, the Israeli-Arab conflict/negotiations and American foreign policy. She is currently working on the impact of "the war on terrorism", impact on political and press freedoms in the Arab World and on the Palestinian movement. Her works have been published in the Financial Times, Christian Science Monitor, the Guardia, le Monde Diplomatique, and Al Hayat, among many other publications.

Bill Barich


Kathy Baron

Carnegie Fellow Kathryn Baron is the education reporter and morning news anchor at KQED Public Radio in San Francisco. She is spending the academic year as a Fellow at the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity. Baron has been reporting for 23 years for magazines, television and commercial and public radio. In addition to KQED and The California Report, her reports have aired on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, The World, Art Beat, Soundprint, and Crossroads. She is a graduate of SUNY Albany and Stanford University.

John Battelle

John Battelle is one of the co-founders of Wired magazine and former CEO of The Industry Standard.
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Andrea Behr

Andrea Behr is features copy desk chief at The San Francisco Chronicle, where she has worked since three weeks before the Loma Prieta earthquake. Before that she held a variety of editing positions at the San Jose Mercury News. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from San Francisco State University.

Gregg Bell

Gregg Bell has covered college and professional sports extensively for the Sacramento Bee and appeared frequently on the broadcast airwaves over the past seven years, and is currently the newspaper's beat writer covering the Oakland Raiders. His work has also appeared in the New York Times and numerous other publications.

Jean-Phillipe Boucicaut

Jean-Philippe is a world-class editor, best known for his work on Orlando Bagwell's monumental "Citizen King," "Matters Of Race," and "Africans In America," as well as "The Last Conquistador," "American Blackout," and numerous Frontlines, including the cult favorite "Secret Daughter," and the four-part "The Gulf War." He has extensive experience teaching editing, and has served as advisor at the Sundance Edit and Story Lab for the past four years. He is fluent in French, Spanish, and Creole. After twenty years working in New York and Boston (where he and I first met at Henry Hampton's Blackside operation), Jean-Philippe and his family have just moved to the Bay Area, where he is currently editing a 1-hour biography of Congresswoman Patsy Mink, directed by our own alum Kim Bortfeld ("Cheerleader").

Bill Boyarsky

Boyarsky is a former LA times columnist and city editor and is currently working on a biography of Jesse Unruh. He is the John Jacobs Memorial Fellow.

Patricia Brown

Patricia Leigh Brown has been writing features for The New York Times since 1986, starting as a staff writer for the Thursday "House & Home Section." She now contributes to "House & Home," the National news desk, the Friday "Escapes" section and the Sunday "Week in Review." Before coming to The Times she was a staff writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer (1984-6), Metropolis magazine and for Clay Felker's East Side Express. In addition to The New York Times, Patti is a contributing writer for Architectural Digest.

Stephen Buel

Stephen Buel is the editor of the East Bay Express. He has worked primarily for alternative newsweeklies since 1985, when he started Spectrum Weekly, a paper inspired by the one he leads today. He also has worked as a reporter and editor at the Arkansas Democrat, United Press International, and San Jose Mercury News. He attended the Graduate School of Journalism.

Tom Burke

For over 17 years, Mr. Burke has successfully handled media law, access and other First Amendment matters in California's trial and appellate courts. During the past decade, Mr. Burke's practice has increasingly focused on Internet content liability issues, including Section 230 immunity, user-generated content, social networking, domain ownership, privacy, IP and online security issues, across all industries.

Charles Burress

Charles Burress is a staff writer for The San Francisco Chronicle who covers Asia-Pacific news and has just returned from one of many research and reporting trips to Japan. Charles is a JSchool graduate and frequent contributor to our ongoing Japan reporting course. He is currently a Carnegie Fellow at the Journalism School.

Bob Butler

Bob Butler comes to UC Berkeley after spending 18 months as a corporate diversity director at CBS. He recruited diverse candidates for positions in news, sales, engineering and management at CBS television and radio O&O's. He retains a rolodex with many contacts at radio and television stations across the country. Before that Butler worked as an editor and reporter at KCBS Radio in San Francisco for 24 years. Butler doesn't want to lose touch with his roots and still "hits the streets" from time to time for KCBS. Butler is president of the local chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists, the Bay Area Black Journalists Association. He served in the U-S Navy during the Vietnam War and received my bachelor's degree in Broadcast Communication Arts from San Francisco State.

William Carlsen

Carlsen reported for the New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle for 25 years, including more than a decade as a legal affairs reporter. He has covered dozens of court cases, including the sensational trials of the century of Patty Hearst and O.J. Simpson.

David Charron

Charron has a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford and his MBA from Haas. He joined the faculty in 2003 after having served as CEO of 6Gear Inc. and Osner Inc. Charron has also consulted for various startups, serves as Executive Director of the Berkeley Entrepreneurship Laboratory and is a Mentor to the Global Social Venture Competition at Haas. Charron teaches several courses at Haas including, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Entrepreneurship Workshop for Start-Ups Life as an Entrepreneur, Business Model Innovation for New Ventures.
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Neil Chase

Neil Chase is managing editor at CBS MarketWatch.com in San Francisco. MarketWatch's 120 journalists in 9 bureaus worldwide produce breaking financial news around the clock on the Web, on television and radio, and in print. He is a member of the board of directors of the Online News Association. Chase spent five years as a professor at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, where he launched the graduate and undergraduate new-media journalism programs and was the school's director of technology. Before joining the Northwestern faculty he worked as an editor at The San Francisco Examiner and The Arizona Republic and helped to launch a Russian-American newspaper that was a joint effort of Hearst and Izvestia. He has consulted for dozens of news and technology companies and written for magazines ranging from Time and Digital Chicago to Nightclub and Bar Journal.

Steve Cheng

Steve Cheng worked in network television news for twenty eight years, first with ABC News in Washington, D.C. and New York, then, until 2006, as a producer with Dateline NBC. He was also a producer on Bill Moyers' PBS documentary on Chinese American history. He is a graduate of Yale University.

Harriet Chiang

Harriet Chiang has been a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle for more than 18 years. She has been a features writer and for many years was the legal affairs writer, covering same-sex marriages, the death penalty, abortion, disability rights and tobacco and gun industry litigation. She has an undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley and a law degree from UC's Hastings College of the Law.

Russell Chun

Russell Chun is a senior producer for Art and Media at Benjamin Cummings, an educational science textbook publisher in San Francisco, where he develops and directs instructional media. He has authored three books on Macromedia Flash, a program for interactive animation for the web: "Flash 5 Advanced Visual QuickPro Guide," "Flash MX Advanced Visual QuickPro Guide," and "Flash MX 2004 Advanced Visual QuickPro Guide" published by Peachpit Press in association with Macromedia Press. Russell has a Bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and a Master's degree in medical illustration from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Roger Cohn

Roger Cohn was Editor-in-Chief of Mother Jones from 1999 through 2004, leading the magazine to the highest circulation in its history and winning numerous journalistic honors, including the National Magazine Award for General Excellence. From 1991 to 1997, Cohn was Executive Editor of Audubon, helping transform it from a nature publication into a magazine of environmental journalism. Prior to that, Cohn was a staff writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer for 12 years, where he was awarded an Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship for his reporting on the federal public housing system.

Marla Cone

Cone is an environmental reporter for the Los Angeles Times.

Kathy Corcoran

Katherine Corcoran has been an award-winning newspaper journalist and magazine writer for more than two decades, including 13 years as a staff writer at the San Jose Mercury News. She was a 2005 Jefferson Fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu and is currently Latino affairs writer at the Mercury News. Her journalism teaching experience includes visiting lecturer positions at Stanford and San Francisco State universities.

John Curley

John has an extensive background in journalism, and most recently served as a deputy managing editor at the San Francisco Chronicle. John was the operational leader at the paper, helping to direct the work of reporters, editors and photographers. On a daily basis, he was responsible for the content and presentation of Page One. Previously, he was a beat writer, general assignment reporter and a columnist. From a multimedia perspective, for two years he appeared nightly on San Francisco's KPIX television during the 11 p.m. newscast, giving updates from the newsroom about the paper's biggest stories. He also wrote and did photography for the Culture Blog, an online-only, street-level look at some of the people and things that make the Bay Area the unique place it is.

Geeta Dayal

Geeta Dayal worked most recently as a researcher at the M.I.T. Center for Future Civic Media, which won a $5 million Knight News Challenge grant to design new technologies to foster community engagement. She holds two bachelors' degrees from M.I.T. and a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She taught several courses in journalism and related subjects as an adjunct lecturer at Fordham University and at the State University of New York. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Village Voice, Bookforum, The International Herald-Tribune, and many other national and international publications. She has also worked on many award-winning broadcast projects, including documentaries for PBS and public radio. She is the recipient of several honors, including a 2005 Arthur F. Burns Fellowship, awarded by the International Center for Journalists. Her book Another Green World will be published by Continuum in 2009.

Pete Deemer

Pete Deemer, is an executive at CNET and former vice president of ZDNet. He is a co-founder of SpotMedia Communications, whose flagship publication, GameSpot, grew to become one of the largest entertainment information sites online and later merged with ZDNet.

Brad DeLong

J. Bradford DeLong is Professor of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley. He is also Co-Editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. His major current projects are two books: an intermediate macroeconomics textbook called--no surprise--Macroeconomics, and The Economic History of the Twentieth Century: Slouching Towards Utopia? DeLong is currently a Carnegie Fellow here at the Journalism School.
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Nick Denton

Nick Denton is a former Financial Times reporter based in Hungary.

Andrew DeVigal

Andrew DeVigal is an information designer, illustrator, speaker and educator and a principal of DeVigal Design, a design firm. He is assistant professor at San Francisco State University, teaching visual and online journalism, and a visiting professonal with The Poynter Institute, teaching and directing seminars in the area of new media and Visual journalism. He was involved with the Stanford-Poynter Project, a research study on how users read online news using an Eye Tracking System. Formerly he was an interface designer for Knight-Ridder New Media in San Jose, designing many of the early verticals offered by Real Cities, and a producer for chicagotribune.com, shaping the look and format of the original Internet version. Before making the transition to online,he was an informational graphic artist working with reporters creating the visual stories, including at the Contra Costa Times for a number of years. He also runs a site called InteractiveNarratives.org that chronicles examples of storytelling on the Web.
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Frances Dinkelspiel

Mark Dowie

Investigative reporter Mark Dowie is a former Publisher and Editor of Mother Jones. He has written over 200 investigative reports for fifty five periodicals worldwide. And he has written six books on subjects ranging from environmental history to organ transplantation to foundation philanthropy. He has received eighteen American journalism awards, including four National Magazine Awards. In 1982 he was awarded the bronze medallion by Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), his fourth award from that organization.

Dave Eggers

Eggers is an author and the editor of McSweeney's.

Barbara Ehrenreich

Ehrenreich,the Koret Teaching Fellow, is an author and regular contributor to several publications including Harper's, The Nation and Newsweek.

Tom Engelhardt

Engelhardt is Consulting Editor of Metropolitan Books, co-creator of the American Empire Project (www.americanempireproject.com), and runs Tomdispatch.com, a news service/website of the Nation Institute. He is the author of a history of the Cold War, The End of Victory Culture, and a novel, The Last Days of Publishing. He has written for many magazines and newspapers and has been a book editor for 30 years.

Terisa Estacio

Terisa started working with KRON in 2001. A veteran of the news business, Terisa's experience spans much of the nation. She previously worked as a correspondent for CBS's Newspath traveling the nation to all breaking news events. Terisa has covered numerous high-profile court cases including the trial of the men accused of beating and killing Matthew Shepard's because he was gay, and the trial and execution of Timothy McVeigh. Terisa has also traveled the country covering national disasters including the country's worst floods, hurricanes, and fires. Turning to politics, Terisa worked as a White House correspondent for Tribune Broadcasting during President Clinton's first term. She was later on the scene for much of the breaking news surrounding the 2000 Presidential race between President Bush and then Candidate Al Gore. In more than two decades as a journalist, Terisa has worked for television stations in Los Angeles, Houston, Texas, Sacramento, Reno and Eureka. Now settled in the Bay Area, Terisa covers a wide range of topics for KRON-TV, with an emphasis on crime, the courts and top investigative stories of the day. Terisa was born and raised in the Bay Area and is very proud and extremely happy to be back home covering the important stories for Bay Area residents. She lives in the North Bay with her dog, Kalvin.

James Fallows

Fallows has written magazine articles, mainly for the Atlantic Monthly, about a wide variety of topics, including about technology. He is author of the book, "Breaking the News: How the Media Undermine American Democracy."

Charles Ferguson

Ferguson has a BA in Math from UC Berkeley and a PhD in political science from MIT where he also completed post-doctoral work. He has significant experience in the private sector; having founded and served as the CEO of Vermeer (sold to Microsoft). He is currently a Brookings Institution member, and his area of interest in International Economic Policy.

Peter Finch

Peter Finch has worked in radio news since 1979. As a reporter he has covered a wide range of major stories from Super Bowls to national political conventions, and one civil war. Since 1993 he has been the News Director at KFOG-FM in San Francisco. He writes, edits, and anchors the morning news, and hosts and produces a weekly public affairs show as well as an award winning weekly feature known as The Fogfiles. He was also a contributor to Beyond Computers, a weekly show on technology distributed by Public Radio International. He serves on the board of the Northern California Chapter of the Radio-Television News Directors Association and was President of the organization from 1999 to 2003. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, two children, two cats and one dog.

James Finefrock

Jim Finefrock has been a journalist in San Francisco for more than 35 years for both the old San Francisco Examiner and the San Francisco Chronicle. He was the first head of the Examiner's investigative team, Metro editor and editor of the editorial pages. He helped to create the Chronicle's Insight section and was its editor for the last six years. He's won several national awards for his reporting, including the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel, and numerous state and local awards.

Elizabeth Fishel

Elizabeth Fishel has contributed to Vogue, Redbook, O, Family Circle, Ms., McCall's, Parents, and Parenting, among many others. She was a Contributing Editor at Child where her series, "Through the Eyes of a Child" was nominated for a National Magazine Award. She is also the author of four nonfiction books including Sisters: Shared Histories and Lifelong Ties (Conari paperback, 1997) and Reunion: The Girls We Used To Be, The Women We Became (Random House, 2000).

Doug Foster

Douglas Foster, a visiting professor this year, is a magazine writer and editor. He worked previously as senior editor at the Center for Investigative Reporting, investigative correspondent at KQED-TV, the editor of Mother Jones Magazine, director of the Stanford University News Service, and director of the Graduate School of Journalism. He writes on science and politics.

Mary Louise Frampton

Mary Louise Frampton, director of the Center for Social Justice, has a long record of involvement in social justice issues. She recently retired from a Central Valley civil rights practice that focused on issues of discrimination in employment. Prior to the establishment of that firm in 1974, Frampton was the directing attorney of the Madera office of California Rural Legal Services. She was on the first board of directors of the California Women Lawyers Association, was the founder of the San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and helped establish the first local chapter of the federal Inns of Court.

Larry Friedlander

Larry Friedlander has been a professor of English Literature and Theater at Stanford University since 1965, with a specialty in Shakespeare and performance. In addition to his academic and critical activities, Friedlander worked in the professional theater as an actor and director for many years. He was founder and co-director of the Stanford Learning Lab, and e also co-directed the Wallenberg Global Learning Network, an international consortium dedicated to exploring issues of technology and learning. Friedlander has been heavily involved in museum design and planning, working with such institutions as the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Exploratorium. Friedlander is currently a Carnegie Fellow here at the Journalism School.

Joel Garreau

Garreau, a Washington Post journalist, is the author of the book "Edge City: Life on the New Frontier". He is currently writing another book on the influence of technology on change in human nature.

Konstanty Gebert

Gebert is a working journalist, who over the last dozen years has covered ethnic conflict i.a. in the Balkans and in the Middle East.

Don George

George is the former travel editor for the SF Examiner and Salon and is now an editor at Lonely Planet.

Andrew Gilbert

Andrew Gilbert has covered music, modern dance and film for numerous publications since 1989. He is a regular contributor to the Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, San Diego Union-Tribune and Contra Costa Times. His CD reviews air monthly on KQED's "California Report." Born and raised in Los Angeles, he earned a B.A. in politics from U.C. Santa Cruz. His master's thesis for U.C. Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, a half-hour documentary on jazz/cabaret singer Wesla Whitfield, won a Golden Spire award at the 1999 San Francisco International Film Festival.

Dan Gillmor

Dan Gillmor, a former newspaper columnist, is this fall's I.F. Stone Teaching Fellow and author of "We the Media." He is director of the Center for Citizen Media, a project affiliated with the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University Law School.

Thomas Gold

Professor Thomas Gold is an Associate Professor in the Sociology department at UC Berkeley and Director of the Berkeley China Initiative, (bci.berkeley.edu) which aims to make Berkeley the premier institution for the research, training and communication of all aspects of China, past, present and future.

Paul Goldberger

The winner of a Pultizer Prize in Criticism for his work at the New York Times, Goldberger has been the architecture critic of the New Yorker since 1997. He is author of several books.

Tim Goodman

Goodman is the television critic for the San Francisco Chronicle. Among his national awards are a first place for criticism from the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors, the 2003 Herb Caen Memorial Award from The National Society of Newspaper Columnists and in 2001 he was named best TV critic in the country from the media web site Newsblues.com. He has written for Business 2.0, Ironminds.com and was once the golf writer for South African Sports Illustrated.

Sam Green

Sam Green is a documentary filmmaker based in San Francisco. His most recent film The Weather Underground was nominated for an Academy Award and included in the 2004 Whitney Biennial. Green received his Masters Degree in Journalism from University of California at Berkeley, where he studied documentary with acclaimed filmmaker Marlon Riggs. His other award-winning documentaries include The Rainbow Man/John 3:16, N-Judah 5:30, and Pie Fight '69. He has received grants from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and Creative Capital Foundations. Green is currently a Carnegie Fellow at the Journalism School.
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Katherine Griffin

Katherine Griffin (MJ 88) is managing editor of Yoga Journal magazine. She's held senior editorial positions at Health magazine (a four-time National Magazine Award-winning monthly) and WebMD and was a staff writer at Health for eight years. She's written for the Los Angeles Times, Real Simple, Islands, Reader's Digest, the Sacramento Bee, the Contra Costa Times, Family Therapy Networker, and the East Bay Express, among other publications. She has taught journalism at San Francisco State University; in 2002 she was a science journalism fellow at the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory.

Ann Grimes

Grimes is the deputy bureau chief in San Francisco for The Wall Street Journal.

Roberto Guareschi

Guareschi is the former Executive Editor of Clarin, the largest paper in Argentina. During his tenure, Clarín achieved its highest circulation: 550.000 copies on weekdays and 1.050.000 on Sundays. The paper won many prizes: two "Rey de España," the most important in investigative reporting in Spanish-speaking journalism; one "Visa D`or," the most prestigious awards in photojournalism, and many prizes in design and infographics.

Katie Hafner

Katie Hafner is a reporter for The New York Times. She has written four books: "Cyperbunk: Outlaws and Hackers on the Computer Frontier" (with John Markoff); "The House at the Bridge: A Story of Modern Germany"; "Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet" (with Matthew Lyon); and "The Well: A Story of Love, Death and Real Life in the Seminal Online Community". She is currently at work on a fifth book. She has also worked at Business Week and Newsweek. She has been writing about technology since 1983.

Helen Ann Halpin

Carnegie Fellow Professor Helen Ann Halpin, the director of UC Berkeley's Center for Health and Public Policy Studies and a Professor of Health Policy, who writes widely on the subject and is a frequent commentator on the issue of health care reform.

Ryochi Hamamoto

Ryochi Hamamoto, a Senior Research Fellow of The Yomiuri Shimbun, Tokyo, has covered China and Southeast Asia for more than twenty years, most recently as Beijing Bureau Chief for The Yomiuri Shimbun from 2001 to 2004. Previously he served as the newspaper's Hong Kong Bureau Chief, 1993-1997; Beijing correspondent, 1988-1990; Shanghai Bureau Chief, 1987-1988; and Jakarta Bureau Chief, 1985-1987. Since March 2006 he has also been Senior Research Fellow at The Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIS). His current interests are China-Japan relations viewed historically and Japan's role in Asia in the 21st century. He is the Japanese translator of Ten Episodes in China's Diplomacy by Qian Qichen, China's former deputy prime minister, published by Toyoshoin in 2007.

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John Harte

John Harte is a leading climatologist and a professor in UC Berkeley's College of Natural Resources as well as the Energy and Resources Group. He is currently a Carnegie Fellow at the Journalism School.

Robert Hass

Robert Hass is a Professor in the English Department at the University of California. He works on contemporary American poetry and translation; he has also been interested recently in environmental history and literature. Hass is currently a Carnegie Fellow here at the Journalism School.

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Ruriko Hatano

Ruriko HATANO is an editor and staff writer in Tokyo for the Foreign News Department of Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan's largest circulation daily newspaper, where she is in charge of news about Southeast Asia and the United States. She began her career with Yomiuri as a staff writer in 1982. Ms. Hatano was first assigned to the Business News Department covering the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, financial sectors and distribution industries where she remained until 1989. She was then transferred to the Foreign News Department where she was responsible for China coverage. From November 1989 to September 1992, she served as a correspondent in Washington, DC. In November 1994 she became the Jakarta bureau chief for Yomiuri, covering Indonesia until September 1997. A graduate of Tokyo University, Ms. Hatano has also studied international journalism at the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University.

Christopher Hawthorne

Christopher Hawthorne is architecture critic for the Los Angeles Times. His work has also appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Washington Post, Slate, and Metropolis. With Alanna Stang, he is the author of The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture (Princeton Architectural Press, 2005).

Kathleen Hennessy

Kathleen Hennessy has been a picture editor for the San Francisco Chronicle for the last four years. Before coming to San Francisco, Hennessy was a Knight Fellow at Ohio University, where she received a Masters in Journalism. Before entering graduate school, Hennessy was a picture editor at the White House, under the Clinton Administration. Prior to that, her staff positions included director of photography for the Washingtonian Magazine in Washington, D.C. and a picture editor for USA Today. Among her photographic projects are essays on Soviet women during the fall of communism, published by the San Francisco Examiner Magazine and humanitarian medical missions to Vietnam, Romania and Gaza. Additionally, she was a picture editor for a photographic book, The Mission, published by Time/Warner. Hennessy has been a past lecturer at the International Center for Photography in New York, taught picture editing at Ohio University and San Francisco State University. She received her Bachelor's degree in photography from Arizona State University.

Katrina Heron

Heron is an editor and writer as well as a consultant on digital media projects. She recently founded Heron Ventures, an independent book production company, and is currently editing a book on technology and terror to be published by HarperCollins in 2004. Ms. Heron is a former Editor-In-Chief of Wired magazine, which she joined in 1995 as editor-at-large. Previously, she was a senior editor at The New Yorker, a senior editor at Vanity Fair, and an editor and writer at The New York Times Magazine. She was a recipient of the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford in 1994. A graduate of Yale, Ms. Heron lives in Berkeley, California, with her two daughters.

Mark Herstgaard

Mark Hertsgaard is a journalist, author and broadcaster. An author of numerous books, his next, The Eagle?s Shadow: Why America Fascinates and Infuriates the World, will be published in the fall. He has contributed to newspapers and magazines the world over and appeared on many television and radio programs at home and abroad. He is a regular contributor of both feature stories and commentary to NPR, particularly to the weekly environmental program, "Living On Earth." He has lectured at Johns Hopkins, Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Princeton and many other universities.

Laura Hilliger

Laura Hilliger is part of Rudner Design Works and teaches classes in Flash, design and other subjects for the Bay Area Video Coalition and Sonic Training.

Christopher Hitchens

Hitchens is a former columnist for The Nation, a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and the author of a number of books, including No One Left to Lie For, Letters to a Young Contrarian and Orwell?s Victory.

Jack Hitt

Jack Hitt is a regular contributor to Harper's Magazine, the New York Times Magazine, and to the public radio program "This American Life". Aside from a brief stint as senior editor at Harper's, he's worked freelance his entire career. Jack is a graduate of Columbia University's journalism school. He writes on an unusually wide variety of topics, and is one of the best freelance journalists working today.

Adam Hochschild

Adam Hochschild is the author of six books, many of them on human rights issues. His latest, Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves, was a finalist for the 2005 National Book Award. His Finding the Trapdoor: Essays, Portraits, Travels, collects some of the articles he has done in several decades of writing for various newspapers and magazines. In the past he has been a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle, a commentator on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered," and an editor and writer at Mother Jones magazine. He recently spent several months putting some of the material in 'Bury the Chains' into interactive form for the BBC History website.
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Hans-Henrik Holmes

Hans-Henrik Holm is Jean Monnet Professor of World Affairs at the Danish School of Journalism. He is the author of several books on world affairs and international reporting. He has previsouly been attached to the European University Instiute in Firenze, Italy and has been a columnist for several Danish newspapers. He has been an editor and an international consultant to media projects in several Third World countries, e.g. Zambia, Mongolia, Mozambique, South Africa and Nicaragua. He is currently a journalism consultant to Unesco.

Mariko Horikawa

Horikawa joined The Yomiuri Shimbun as an assistant editor in 1984. From police reporting to the Seoul Olympic games, from bureau chief in Sydney, Australia, to supervisor of the health and medical news department, she has acquired unusually wide-ranging journalistic experience. In September she was appointed supervisor of the news department of The Yomiuri Shimbun's digital news bureau.

Brad Inman

Inman is a real estate journalist who covers housing, growth, architecture and urban planning.

Itsuki Iwata

Mr. Iwata, who joined The Yomiuri Shimbun in 1977 as a staff writer, brings rich experience to the Reporting on Japan class. He has been a police reporter covering organized crime and white collar crime in Tokyo; an environmental reporter covering issues from the North Pole to the tropical savanna in Africa; bureau chief for 4 years in Los Angeles covering US trends and the 9/11 attacks; and most recently an environmental commentator examining links between environmental problems and government policies.

Paul Jacobs

Jacobs covers biotechnology for the San Jose Mercury News. He has had a varied reporting career, much of it at the Los Angeles Times, where he covered biotech, medicine and state government and was part of an investigative team in the paper's Sacramento bureau. He has written often on environmental issues, including toxic dumps, pesticide use, and management of public lands. Earlier he was managing editor of the Capital Journal in Salem, Oregon. Jacobs spent two years at Harvard Medical School before getting a degree in English literature at Columbia University. He is the author of three novels for young adult readers-most recently, "James Printer: A Novel of Rebellion," which won the PEN Center USA West Award in Children's Literature. His journalism honors include the National Association of Science Writers in Society Award for a series on the first, failed attempt at gene therapy. He was a John S. Knight fellow at Stanford University.

Raj Kamal Jha

Jha is the executive editor of The Indian Express. He received his MA in Journalism from USC in 1990 and his BA from The Indian Institute of Technology. Author of the novel, The Blue Bedspread.

Jason Jones

Jason Jones graduated from UC Berkeley in 2000 with a double major in Mass Communications and African American Studies. He received his Master's degree from UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism in 2002. He has written extensively about sports for the Sacramento Bee, and currently works as the beat writer covering the Oakland Raiders for the newspaper.

Grace Kahng

Grace Kahng has spent 25 years investigating social justice and international human rights issues for national print and network broadcast media as a reporter and documentary producer. She has worked for PBS, ABC, CBS, and NBC NEWS producing for the top network anchors and broadcasts including the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, Primetime Live, 60 Minutes, and Dateline. She currently runs Santoki Productions where she continues to produce news and documentaries for all three networks. Her clients include Katie Couric of CBS EVENING NEWS, the TODAY SHOW and NBC News. Kahng has been awarded journalism's highest honors including multiple National News Emmy Awards, the Robert F Kennedy Journalism Award for International Broadcast, an IRE Medal, George Foster Peabody Awards, the Sidney Hillman Award for Social Justice , Amnesty International Journalism Award, and numerous National Emmy nominations. In 1994, Kahng was selected for the William Benton Fellowship at the University of Chicago where she received an honorary degree in public policy. During her network career, Kahng reported some of the most high profile and news-breaking investigations at ABC News including exposes about the U.S. Military auctioning off toxic waste to unsuspecting citizens, malfeasance on the part of US officials after the rape and torture of an American nun in Guatemala and the most extensive case of priest pedophilia and cover up by the Catholic Church. Many of those exposes resulted in significant policy changes including the way the U.S. Military handles hazardous waste and the way abuse cases are handled by the U.S. Catholic bishops. Santoki's most recent documentary, SEX SLAVES IN AMERICA, about human trafficking can be seen on MSNBC. Kahng received her B.S. in Radio/TV/Film from Northwestern University. She credits much of her career to the rigorous education she received from legendary Chicago editor, Dick Hainey at the Medill School of Journalism.

Yehuda Kalay

Yehuda Kalay, a professor in the UC Berkeley Architecture Department, is author of "Architecture's New Media" and director of the UC Berkeley Center for New Media.

Sheila Kaplan

Sheila Kaplan is a prize - winning investigative reporter and television producer who covers power, money and political influence. She is a freelance producer for Dan Rather Reports, on HDNet; and writes for a variety of magazines and Web sites, most recently The New Republic, Discover magazine and Salon.com. Kaplan was a senior writer for U.S. News & World Report's investigative unit; producer for the I-team at ABC News in Washington, D.C.; chief political/investigative producer for MSNBC on the Internet; senior writer for Legal Times and investigative editor at Mother Jones. Kaplan's work has also appeared in The Washington Post. Kaplan received her Master's degree in Journalism from Berkeley, and BA in Urban Studies from SUNY Buffalo. Kaplan produced a PBS Frontline documentary with Bill Moyers on the impact of campaign contributions on the courts, and worked on other Moyers documentaries for public television. A 2001-02 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, Kaplan has won numerous honors, among them the Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) Prize for Distinguished Reporting, The Lowell Mellett Award for Media Criticism (now called the Bart Richards Prize), a Screenwriters Guild nomination and several national Emmy nominations. Her recent nomination is for a Business and Financial Emmy, in the category of "investigative reporting, long form," for a piece she produced last year for Dan Rather Reports, called "Plastic Planes," about safety problems in the new Boeing 787 composite aircraft.

Ann Killion

Killion is a sports columnist for the San Jose Mercury News.

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Andreas Kluth

Andreas has been a correspondent for The Economist since 1997. He currently covers technology and other stories from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he has been based since 2003. In his previous beat, Andreas was based in Hong Kong for four years, covering primarily business and finance in China and South-East Asia. Before that, Andreas was based in London, covering global stories in corporate finance, investment and insurance. Before becoming a journalist, Andreas was an investment banker for two years at JP Morgan in London. He has a Masters degree in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts from Williams College, Massachusetts. Andreas grew up in Germany but moved to America during high school. He is married with one daughter, and practices Ashtanga Yoga almost daily.

Kim Komenich

Komenich was awarded the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for News Photography for his coverage of the fall of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos. The story also earned him the National Distinguished Service Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. He has received two National Headliner Awards (1983, 1988), a World Press Photo first place award in the "News Features Series" category (1983), and several National Press Photographers Association and Associated Press honors. He has been a Pulitzer Prize juror (1996, 1998) and a Pictures of the Year judge (1995).

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Valerie Krist

Carnegie Fellow Valerie Krist is a web and Flash interactive designer for a series of marine life websites for TOPP (Tagging Of Pacific Predators) out of the Stanford Hopkins Marine Station in Monterey. She has collaborated on and created projects for Yahoo!, the University of California, Oceans Foundation, California Dept. of Fish and Game, the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley (the U.S. Military Abroad), and Stanford University as well as privately owned businesses and corporations. With a background in illustration, Valerie has licensed her artwork to greeting card and publishing companies including Portal Publications, Renaissance Greeting Cards and Design Design. Her portfolio also includes home and business murals. More about Krist.
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Toru Kunimatsu

Toru Kunimatsu is Deputy Economic Editor of the Yomiuri Shimbun, Tokyo. He spent two years in Brussels and was Washington correspondent covering US-Japan trade relations and the US economy during the first Clinton admiminstration.

Andrea Lampros

Lampros is the Director of Alumni Affairs at the J-School, and an alum of the school.

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Don Lattin

Don Lattin is one of the nation's leading journalists covering alternative and mainstream religious movements and figures in America. He is the author of "Following Our Bliss - How the Spiritual Ideals of the Sixties Shape Our Lives Today" (HarperSanFrancisco 2003) and co-author (with Richard Cimino) of "Shopping for Faith - American Religion in the New Millennium" (Jossey Bass 1998). His work has appeared in dozens of U.S. magazines and newspapers, including the San Francisco Chronicle, where Don covered the religion beat for nearly two decades. He has also worked as a consultant and commentator for Dateline NBC; PrimeTime Live and Good Morning America on ABC Television; American Morning on CNN and Religion and Ethics News Weekly on PBS. Don has taught religion writing at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley, where he holds a degree in sociology. He was also a fellow in the Program in Religious Studies for Journalists at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

Andrew Leckey

Leckey is the nationally syndicated investment columnist for the Chicago Tribune and contributing editor of the Quicken.com financial web site. Leckey was previously a financial anchor on the CNBC cable television network. Leckey has written six books on investment and is series editor of the annual Best Business Stories of the Year anthology. He was a fellow of the Freedom Forum Media Studies Center in New York City and a Knight Bagehot Fellow in business journalism at Columbia University.

Wendy Lesser

Lesser is the founding editor of The Threepenny Review, which has been published continuously since 1980. She is also the author of five books, most recently The Amateur: An Independent Life of Letters. A holder of advanced degrees from Cambridge University and UC Berkeley, she has won fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Open Society Institute; in 2000-2001 she was a Senior Fellow at Columbia University's National Arts Journalism Program.

George Lewinski

George Lewinski has worked in radio and television since college in 1965. He is senior producer of "Pacific Time" a KQED-produced and Public Radio International-distributed weekly program on Asia and Asian America. Previously, he was foreign editor of the award-winning "Marketplace" program. Up to 1988 he was employed the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Montreal, Toronto and London, England, as writer, editor, program producer and reporter for both radio and television news and current affairs. He has taught at the School for a decade.

Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis, a Koret Teaching Fellow, is a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine and author of The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story, which will be published in fall of 1999.

David Lewis

David Lewis is a projects editor at the San Francisco Chronicle, where he specializes in narrative journalism. He is also an independent filmmaker whose work has been shown at film festivals throughout the world. During his 18 years at The Chronicle, Lewis has edited numerous narrative serials, and he helped oversee an investigative narrative project about needle contamination that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. These days, Lewis is preparing for a newly created position at the newspaper in which he will help plan and edit Page 1 centerpieces and enterprise stories.

Mia Lobel

Mia Lobel in an independent audio producer and journalist based in Oakland, CA. After graduating from the jschool in 2001 she went on to work for media outlets across the country including KQED, The Tavis Smiley Show, Youth Radio, Antenna Audio, and B-Side Radio. She is co-founder and senior producer of Distillations - a chemistry podcast for the Chemical Heritage Foundation, a Philadelphia-based non-profit specializing in the history of chemistry. Mia is also the founder of Freelance Café, a support, networking and resource center for Bay Area independents. (You may have seen her posts on the jschool jobblog.) The group encourages both online and in-person collaboration with freelancers of diverse fields. In her spare time, Mia is a mommy blogger and book club enthusiast.

Kelly Lunsford

Kelly Lunsford is Assistant Editor at Macworld.

Robert Magnuson

Robert Magnuson has 25 years experience in the media business, as a journalist, news executive, publisher, CEO and consultant. He has been an economics editor at Business Week, Hong Kong Bureau Chief of the Asian Wall Street Journal, Business Editor of the Los Angeles Times and a Senior Vice President of The Times. He most recently was President and CEO of InfoWorld Media Group, a leading information technology publishing company. Currently, he is CEO of The Magnuson Group, a media and business strategies firm that provides senior counsel to corporations, governments, universities and non-profit organizations. Bob began his journalism career as an economics editor at Business Week. He returned to his home town of Los Angeles as a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times and three years later moved to Hong Kong as Bureau Chief for the Asian Wall Street Journal. He served briefly as Business Editor of the Oakland Tribune before rejoining the Los Angeles Times in 1984. He was a member of The Times staff that won two Pulitzer Prizes, in 1993 for coverage of the Los Angeles Riots and in 1995 for coverage of the Northridge Earthquake.

Ed & Betsy Marston

Betsy and Ed Marston are the Editor and Publisher, respectively, of High Country News, a regional Western newspaper based in Paonia, Colorado. The paper may be seen on-line at http://ww.hcn.org.

John Marvel

John Marvel is a journalist located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Marvel most recently served as the Freedom Forum Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications during the Spring 2006 semester. He taught upper-level courses in sports journalism and in-depth reporting. Before moving to Florida, Marvel was a Vice President at ESPN, where he directed investigative and enterprise reporting for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com. He also served as editor for the acclaimed E-Ticket feature on ESPN.com and contributed to ESPN's Outside the Lines. He joined ESPN in 1997 as Managing Editor of ESPN.com and was promoted to Vice President/Executive Editor in 2000. During his tenure with ESPN.com, the site was honored for outstanding journalism by the Online News Association, the Webby Awards, Yahoo Internet Life and Forbes Magazine. The site also pioneered online-exclusive programming in deals Marvel produced with the National Hockey League (live in-game user-player interactivity), United States Golf Association (on-course web cams and web-only video productions), National Football League (ESPN.com NFL Draft WarRoom) and many others. Marvel joined the journalism pioneers on the Internet during stint as Managing Editor of GolfWeb. Before hitting the web, he spent four years at the Contra Costa (Calif.) Times, where he was a sports columnist and general assignment reporter. He also was the lead sports columnist at the Peninsula Times Tribune and was a member of sports staffs at The Houston Post, Arizona Republic, Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News. He has covered nearly every major event from the Super Bowl to the Olympics, and was often on loan to news and entertainment sections for a variety of assignments. A board member of the World Free Press Institute and a member of the Journalism Advisory Council at the University of Florida, Marvel is also a longtime member of the Society of Professional Journalists and is active with the Online News Association and the Golf Writers Association of America. He was the Hearst Visiting Professional at the University of Florida in 2004, and works with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Hemingway Preservation Foundation. His work has been honored by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Associated Press Sports Editors, Society of Professional Journalists, Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Peninsula Press Club, and the Texas High School Coaches Association. Marvel and his wife, Julie, live with their son, James, in Moraga, CA. He was educated at Boston University and Metropolitan State College.

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Michael Mechanic

Michael Mechanic (Berkeley MJ, 1994) has been managing editor of the East Bay Express since 2002. Prior to that he was a special reports editor and senior writer for tech-business magazine The Industry Standard. He also served stints as science editor for doomed environmental journalism startup Verde, as a copy jockey for the Hearst San Francisco Examiner and Mother Jones, a staff writer for Metro newspapers, and a freelancer for various other newspapers and national magazines.

Susan Meiselas

Meiselas is an award-winning freelance photojournalist and member of the prestigious Magnum Photos Agency.

Joseph Menn

Menn is author of "All the Rave: The Rise and Fall of Shawn Fanning's Napster," published in April 2003 by Crown Business and hailed by Newsweek as "the best seat yet to the online music revolution." He covers Silicon Valley and Microsoft for the Los Angeles Times, which he joined more than five years ago. He was a finalist for a 2003 Gerald Loeb Award, the most prestigious in business journalism, for his Microsoft coverage and is a past recipient of a `Best in Business' award from the Society of American Business Writers & Editors. He is co-author of The People vs. Big Tobacco: How the States Took on the Cigarette Giants (1998) and worked for Bloomberg News and The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer. He grew up outside Boston, earned an A.B. in English from Harvard and lives in San Francisco.

Parvathi Menon

Parvarthi Menon is Bureau Chief, Bangalore, for Frontline, a fortnightly magazine of national and international current affairs and analysis published from Chennai by The Hindu publications group. She is the author of Breaking Barriers: Stories of Twelve Women (2004). Over the years her reporting has covered the impact of market reforms on changes in employment, wages, standards of living, women's work, social status. She has also reported on the agrarian crisis and the reasons for suicides among farmers, the politics of religious fundamentalism, caste in contemporary society, the changing status of women, the energy sector, the impact of World Bank loans. Menon is currently a Carnegie Fellow here at the Journalism School.

Victor Merina

Merina is a former investigative staff reporter with The Los Angeles Times. Most recently he has been a Ford Foundation Diversity Fellow working forthe Poynter Institute for Media Studies.

Jonathan Mirsky

Mirsky is the former Asia editor for the Times of London and current regular contributor to the New York Review of Books.

Izumi Miyachi

MIYACHI Izumi is a former deputy editor of the Lifestyle and Culture section at The Yomiuri Shimbun. She started her career at the newspaper's bureau in Ibaragi prefecture, then went on to cover women's issues, food, fashion and other cultural topics. She is also co-author of "Sexual Harrassment." Miyachi is a graduate of International Christian University.

Peter Molnar

Peter Molnar is a former Hungarian Member of Parliament specializing in media law

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Cy Musiker

Cyrus Musiker is the evening news anchor and a reporter at KQED Public Radio. During his 13 years at the station, Cyrus has also worked as Senior Editor for News and as Senior Producer for The California Report. He files, on occasion, for All Things Considered and Morning Edition on National Public Radio, and for PRI's The World. Cyrus graduated from Hampshire College eons ago, then worked in the wine business before finding his calling as a radio news hound. Cy received a master's degree from the School of Journalism at UC Berkeley, then freelanced for years. for KPFA, NPR's Latin File, Living on Earth, Marketplace, the BBC, CBC, UPI, and "the smiling man," Charles Osgood. The Society for Professional Journalists gave Cy their Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service in Journalism back in 2001.

Yoshimi Nagamine

A veteran lifestyle and social issues reporter at Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan's largest circulating daily, Nagamine is the current Deputy Editor of the Commentary & Analysis Department. Ms. Nagamine spent 1999 as a correspondent in Taiwan.

Davia Nelson

Nelson and Silva, also known as the "Kitchen Sisters", are frequent contributors to NPR.

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Marion Nestle

Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, which she chaired from 1988-2003. Her degrees include a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an M.P.H. in public health nutrition, both from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on the analysis of scientific, social, cultural, and economic factors that influence dietary recommendations and practices. She is the author of Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (2002) and Safe Food: Bacteria, Biotechnology, and Bioterrorism (2003), both from University of California Press.
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Ori Nir

Nir, an Israeli journalist, has covered the Arab-Israeli conflict for more than a decade for Israel's leading daily, Ha'aretz, serving as the paper's Palestinian affairs correspondent and its US. bureau chief in Washington, DC.


Marcia Parker

Marcia Parker is a veteran business journalist who has worked for print and online media companies including the Contra Costa Times, AOL, and Yahoo, and is now working as a manager in San Francisco for a company called Globe7 that runs leading social networking web sites in Asia. She ran the business reporting program and taught at the J School for nearly a decade. Marcia also founded two magazines, and is still editor of one of them, a regional magazine called Living East Bay.

Pam Pfiffner

Pam Pfiffner has been editor in chief of several publications, including MacUser and Publish magazines.

Francis Pisani

Pisani is the Bay Area based technology correspondent for El País (Madrid), Le Monde (Paris) and Reforma (Mexico). His articles have been published by more than one hundred publications, in Europe, Latin America, the U.S. and Asia. He has recently contributed to several collective works about online journalism, networks and netwar. He has recently been awarded a Ford Foundation Grant to study Transnational Communities and Networks in the Hurricane Basin. More can be found at http://francispisani.net
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Kara Platoni

Kara Platoni has a strong background in covering the East Bay for a community-oriented publication, the East Bay Express, where she was a staff writer for 8 years, and previously a contributor for two. Platoni built and ran the Express' original Web site from 1999-2001, and during her last few years there edited its daily blog. Platoni spent the last year as a freelance editor and science writer, including working as a contract editor for Terrain, the environmental magazine produced by Berkeley's Ecology Center. Next year, she will join the Terrain staff as Senior Editor.
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Xiao Qiang

Xiao Qiang, a Beijing native, is a professional observer and commentator on Chinese Internet, media and politics. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of the China Digital Times, an independent China news portal and directs the Berkeley China Internet project. Xiao also studied physics in China and US and has been a long time human rights activist. He is a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship in 2001, and is profiled in the book "Soul Purpose: 40 People Who Are Changing the World for the Better."

Federico Rampini

Rampini is the Global Economic Columnist, West Coast and Pacific Rim Correspondent of the Italian daily newspaper La Repubblica. He has a weblog and a syndicated column for radio networks. From 1997 to 2000 he was the European Correspondent of La Repubblica. In the 80s he was based in Paris as French and European correspondent for the Italian daily Il Sole 24 Ore. He is the author of books on the European Union, the single currency, the competition between American and European capitalism models. He serves in the Scientific Board of several French and Italian reviews of international affairs.

Frances Reid

Frances Reid has been working as an independent producer, director, and cinematographer of documentaries since the 1970's. Her work is has been nationally broadcast on HBO and PBS. She has been twice nominated for Academy Awards, most recently for "Long Night's Journey Into Day" (Directed with Debbie Hoffmann) which also won the Grand Jury Award for best Documentary at Sundance. Cinematography credits include "The Times of Harvey Milk," and Hoffmann's "Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter."

Tim Reiterman

Reiterman, a journalism graduate of bachelors and masters programs at UC Berkeley, has worked as a reporter and editor for more than 35 years. He is the author with the late John Jacobs of Raven: The Untold Story of the Rev. Jim Jones and His People, widely recognized as the definitive book on the Jonestown tragedy. He has worked as a reporter for the Associated Press, as an investigative team member and city editor for the San Francisco Examiner, and as a projects editor and reporter for the Los Angeles Times, where he currently covers criminal justice, prisons and state government topics for the Times. As an editor for the paper, he helped supervise Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Los Angeles riots and the Northridge earthquake. And he oversaw a prize-winning 20-month study of homicides in Los Angeles County during the O.J. Simpson murder case, as well as a worldwide investigation of the finances of the International Olympic Committee.

Matthew Richtel

Matt Richtel is a journalist, novelist and cartoonist. Since 2000, he has worked as a technology reporter for the New York Times out of its San Francisco Bureau. Prior to joining to Times, he was a freelance writer for four years, working for the Times, and an array of online and print publications. He is the author of 'Hooked,' a fast-paced thriller about "love and other addictions" that was published in June of 2007. He writes the daily syndicated comic strip "Rudy Park."
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Katharina Rill

Katrina Rill is the producer of Mother Jones Radio hosted by Angie Coiro. It is nationally distributed by the Air America Radio Network Katrina has produced national talk radio for the last three years at Icicle productions. Katrina has worked in long format video production for about ten years. She is a graduate of the Journalism School.

Dan Robinson

Carnegie Fellow Dan Robinson is a co-founder of CivicActions and the Technology Practice Lead. Mr. Robinson began his technology career in High School in 1977 in a programming course. He has extensive experience in data center operations, system administration and management, system security, electronic publishing, programming, system's analysis and design, system's architecture, relational database design and programming, design and programming of client-server and distributed systems, fault-tolerant and highly-available systems. Before forming CivicActions Mr. Robinson worked with a wide variety of commercial companies including Time-Life, Hewlett Packard, Bank of America, Varian, EDS, MCI and Charles Schwab. Mr. Robinson's deep technical experience and his ability to understand and communicate how they effect and are effected by critical business issues puts him in an excellent position to bridge the gaps between technology and it's effective utilization in real world situations. In addition to Mr. Robinson's professional background he also has a long history of community organizing and the promotion of social justice and positive social change. In the early 80s he worked to oppose the U.S. wars in Central America and spent time in Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua. He also worked in San Francisco's Mission District assisting political refugees, and raising money and support for community and technology projects in Central America. Since that time Mr. Robinson has been heavily engaged in civic life at the community as well as national level. Mr. Robinson's work at CivicActions allows him to apply his technical experience to tackle pressing social, environmental and political issues that he feels deeply about.
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Paul Rogers

Roger is an environmental reporter with the San Jose Mercury News and was on the team that won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the Loma Prieta earthquake.

Laurel Rosenhall

Laurel Rosenhall has covered education for The Sacramento Bee since 2002, writing daily stories about testing, school lunches and church-state conflicts, as well as long-term projects that show how education policy decisions play out in the lives of individual students. She has reported on schools across California's varied landscape, from a one-room schoolhouse in the Sierras that served only two students to inner-city campuses where few students can read at grade-level.

Robert Rosenthal

Robert Rosenthal is a Carnegie Fellow and former San Francisco Chronicle editor.

Abigail Rudner

Abigail Rudner is a designer and faculty member at Cal State in the Art and Multimedia Department. She is a graduate of Parsons School of Design with a BFA in Communication Design and Photography.
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Joan Ryan

Joan Ryan is an award-winning journalist and author. She is currently working on her third book, The Water Giver (2009, Simon & Schuster). It is a chronicle of two journeys: her 16-year-old son's recovery from a severe brain injury last year and her own transformation as a mother. Her newspaper work spans 25 years, the last 22 in San Francisco, first as a sports columnist, then an Op-Ed columnist and finally a metro columnist. She left the Chronicle in 2007. Her first book, "Little Girls in Pretty Boxes: The Making and Breaking of Elite Gymnasts and Figure Skaters'' (1995, Doubleday) was a controversial, ground-breaking expose. Sports Illustrated named it one of the "Top 100 Sports Books of All Time.'' Her most recent honor, in 2007, was the prestigious Edgar A. Poe Award from the White House Correspondents Association for her searing four-part series about wounded soldiers, "War Without End.''

Russ Rymer

Russ Rymer is an award-winning journalist and author whose career has been split between editing and writing. His freelance work has appeared in many magazines, including The New Yorker, Harpers, Atlantic, Smithsonian, The New York Times Magazine and The New York Times Book Review. He has written two books. His first, Genie: A Scientific Tragedy, received a Whiting Writers Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics' Circle Award. His second book, American Beach: A Saga of Race, Wealth, and Memory, was named a New York Times Notable Book and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Mr. Rymer has served as the editor-in-chief of Mother Jones magazine, executive editor for Portland (Oregon) Monthly, and as senior editor for other regional and national magazines including the Sunday magazine of the Atlanta Constitution, National and International Wildlife, and Science '86. He has also been contributing editor for The Sciences and Hippocrates and writer-at-large for Los Angeles Magazine. His editing helped garner several National Magazine Awards for General Excellence; the 1988 National Magazine Award for Single Topic Issue went to a special edition of Hippocrates concerning medical ethics which he conceived, assigned and edited. He taught science writing at the California Institute of Technology and has lectured on journalism topics at Columbia, Sciences Po Paris, The Commonwealth Club and other universities and foundations and has talked about his books on The Today Show, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, the Diane Rehm Show and other national television and radio shows. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 2002. He is currently at work on his third book, Out of Pernambuco, to be published by Houghton Mifflin and Berlin Verlag in 2008.

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Sarah Sarasohn

Sarasohn is current the Commentaries Editor for National Public Radio's "All Things Considered." She has also produced, directed, edited and reported for "All Things Considered" for over a decade.

Masahiko Sasajima

Sasajima is a longtime reporter for the Yomiuri newspaper who has covered Japan, China and the United States.

Scholle Sawyer

Scholle Sawyer is Executive Editor of Macworld

Robert Scheer

Scheer, a journalist with over 30 years experience, has built his reputation on the strength of his social and political writing. His columns appear in newspapers across the country, and his in-depth interviews have made headlines. From 1976 to 1993, he served as a national correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, where he wrote articles on such diverse topics as the Soviet Union, arms control, national politics and the military. He is currently a contributing editor at The Times, as well as a contributing editor for The Nation magazine. An accomplished author, Scheer has written six books including "Thinking Tuna Fish, Talking Death: Essays on the Pornography of Power"; "With Enough Shovels: Reagan, Bush and Nuclear War" and "America After Nixon: The Age of Multinationals." For links to his work, visit www.robertscheer.com

Orville Schell

Orville Schell has devoted most of his professional life to reporting and writing about Asia. Author of 14 books, nine about China, including "Discos and Democracy," "Mandate of Heaven," and "Virtual Tibet," Dean Schell also has written for WIRED, Foreign Affairs, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, The Nation, Salon, The New Yorker, Harper's and Newsweek. In the broadcast sector, Schell has served as correspondent for several PBS FRONTLINE documentaries and an Emmy-winning program on CBS 60 Minutes. He is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Alicia Patterson Fellowship, an Overseas Press Club Award and the Harvard/Stanford Shorenstein Award for covering Asia. Schell has a bachelor's degree in Far Eastern history from Harvard University and a master's degree and Ph.D. (ABD) in Chinese history from the University of California at Berkeley.
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Claire Schoen

Claire Schoen has been an independent media producer for over 25 years, working on a wide variety of documentary, educational and corporate projects. As a producer/director, she has created over 20 long-format radio documentaries and numerous short audio works as well as several documentary films. As a sound designer she has recorded, edited and mixed sound for film, video, radio, museum tour and theater productions. Her radio pieces have enjoyed international as well as national distribution through venues including American Radio Works, Marketplace, Living on Earth and CBS Radio. Schoen's radio productions have garnered numerous awards for Best Documentary, including two Gracies, two Clarions and an NFCB Golden Reel. She has also shared in both a Peabody and duPont-Columbia award.

Siri Schubert

Siri Schubert is a veteran reporter who has spent a good part of her career in an international setting as a foreign correspondent for Handelsblatt, the leading business daily in Germany. She won the 2004 Koerber Foundation journalism award on "Living together: Integration and Diversity" (shared first prize) and has contributed a chapter to "Seeds of Hope (Hoffnung saehen)," a book that illustrates immigration issues in Europe through life stories of immigrants. Siri was selected as one of the participants of the Journalist Alumni Study Trip: Berlin-Ankara/Istanbul 2005, organized by the Fulbright Commission, the German Marshall Fund and the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship, among others. Being from Europe and having lived on both sides of the Atlantic (USA, Germany, England) with parts of her family living in France and Switzerland, she brings unique perspectives and insights to this area of study.

Tom Segev

Segev is a journalist in Israel, a Ph.D historian, and author of several books on Israeli history, including "One Palestine, Complete," "1949: The First Israelis," and "The Seventh Million," as well as an upcoming book on the Six Day War.

Ellen Seidler

Ellen Seidler is an 18-year broadcast journalism veteran. She worked for ABC News in New York as an assignment editor, then joined KRON-TV in San Francisco as a photojournalist and editor. Currently, she is a tenured professor in Media Communications at Contra Costa College in San Pablo, CA. She is also a lecturer in Digital Media at U.C. Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. Ellen also recently created a non-profit website, www.breastcancernetwork.org, which provides categorized links to a variety of breast cancer resources across the web. Ellen received her Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Harvard University, and her Master's degree in Journalism from UC Berkeley.

Peter Sellars

Sellars is a Professor in the Department of World Arts & Cultures at UCLA. He can be contacted c/o: Prickle@aol.com

Harley Shaiken

Carnegie Fellow Professor Harley Shaiken is the Director of the Center for Latin American Studies and an expert on labor and trade issues. Professor Shaiken writes widely on both issues and is frequent commentator for the News Hour on PBS.

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Marley Shebala

Marley Shebala is an award-winning journalist and photographer for the Navajo Times newspaper, which is headquartered in Window Rock, Ariz. She was elected to the Native American Journalists Association Board of Directors in June. Her traditional clans are To'aheedliinii (The Water Flow Together clan) and born for The Frog clan. She started her journalism career with the Navajo Times as an intern from Dine' College. During her 19 years of news reporting, she has worked for two dailies, the Farmington, N.M., Daily Times and the Gallup, N.M., Independent. Her work has also appeared in the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian magazine, the New Mexico Magazine, News From Indian Country, the Navajo Hopi Observer and the Associated Press. She accepted a Medal for Distinguished Journalism that the University of Missouri School of Journalism awarded to the Navajo Times for "its lessons to journalists everywhere on how to practice the best in journalism, even in the face of economic, social and physical hardships."

Hani Shukrallah

Shukrallah is former Editor in Chief of Al-Ahram Weekly, the Cairo-based paper that for many years was a magnet for free expression and intellectual debate for Arab voices around the world. He wrote a regular column for the Weekly for more than ten years, and has written for the Guardian, Outlook, (India), Al-Hayat (London), and the Journal of Palestine Studies. Shukrallah is now a consultant to the Al Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, one of the leading think tanks in the Middle East.

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Eric Simons

Eric Simons is the author of Darwin Slept Here: Discovery, Adventure, and Swimming Iguanas in Charles Darwin's South America in February. Simons brings a strong background in writing for daily, weekly, and monthly outlets, and a few years professional copy editing and line-editing experience (at the former ANG Newspapers). Simons grew up in the East Bay, and has done considerable reporting on East Bay history.
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Stephen Small

Stephen Small earned his doctorate in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley (1989); his MSC in Social Sciences from the University of Bristol, England (1983); and his B.A. (honors) in Economics and Sociology from the University of Kent at Canterbury, England (1979). He teaches courses in the comparative historical sociology of Africans throughout the Diaspora, with particular focus on the United States, England and the Caribbean. He also teaches qualitative methods. He taught at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1988-1992) and in England at the University of Warwick and the University of Leicester. He was Director of the Study Center of the University of California's Education Abroad Program in France (Bordeaux and Toulouse), 2002-2004; and he has been Director of UC, Berkeley's Summer Sessions program in Brazil (Salvador and Rio de Janeiro) each summer since 2001. Stephen Small's research concentrates on an analysis of links between historical structures and contemporary manifestations of racial formations and racialized relations. He is particularly concerned with changing expressions of racialization. At present his work is organized around two types of concentration: firstly, institutional experiences, material resources and ideological articulations of "race mixture"; and secondly, representations of slavery in contemporary museums. Currently, he has research in progress on two projects. The first explores discussions of 'race mixture' in a range of US sites including far right organizations, popular culture and politics; the second examines the collective memory of so-called "slave cabins" in the USA. He is also working on a collaborative project that examines government policies and academic research around immigration and race in the United States, England, France and the Netherlands.

Jason Snell

Jason Snell is Editor of Macworld.

Rebecca Solnit

Solnit (UCB MJ '84), who writes regularly for Tom Englehardt's Tomdispatch, the London Review of Books, and Orion magazine, has worked as an editor, environmental journalist, museum researcher, and art critic. She has eight books in print, including three dealing with different eras of San Francisco history, from the 1870s to the dot-com boom. Her 2003 River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West won the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism, the Lynton Prize for the book-length work of history that best combines intellectual or scholarly distinction with felicity of expression from Harvard's Nieman Center and Columbia School of Journalism, the Society for the History of Technology's annual book prize, and several other awards.

Tabitha Soren

Tabitha Soren has worked as a television reporter for ABC's Vermont affiliate, NBC News and MTV Networks, where she won a Peabody award. She has written a column syndicated by the New York Times as well as feature stories for magazines.

Deborah Stead

Stead, a journalist living in New York, has been an editor at The New York Times and at Business Week (where she also worked as a reporter in the Moscow bureau). She was the creator and editor-in-chief of Oxygen Media's online literary webzine, "The Read," which won the Columbia University Online Journalism Award for Commentary in 2000. She has taught journalism and English literature at Baruch College/C.U.N.Y. and other colleges and universities in New York City.

Andrew Stern

Senior Lecturer Emeritus Andrew Stern came to the Graduate School of Journalism in 1969 from New York and Washington where he had been an award-winning producer for ABC and PBS. At Berkeley he inaugurated the television news and documentary programs. While at Berkeley, he produced several documentaries, including "How Much is enough? Decision making in the Nuclear Age from Kennedy to Reagan," which won the Polk Award and was broadcast on PBS in the United States and in England, France and Israel. After retiring in 1993, Stern traveled to and in the former Soviet republics working with newly independent television stations, and the Moscow School of Journalism. In the last few years Stern went back to his first profession, photography, and scanned and printed images of Appalachia that he had shot in the early sixties. These photographs are now touring museums and galleries in the South, and can be seen on his website, andresternphoto.com.

Jane Stevens

Jane Stevens is a freelance multimedia journalist who began a newspaper career at the Boston Globe and San Francisco Examiner. She's been an assistant foreign/national editor, Sunday magazine writer, and technology reporter and columnist. She founded a syndicated science and technology feature service with 20 newspaper clients worldwide, including the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and Asahi Shimbun's AERA Magazine. For four years, she lived and worked in Kenya and Indonesia. She's written for magazines, including National Geographic, and worked for New York Times Television as a videojournalist. She has done multimedia reporting for the New York Times, Discovery Channel, and MSNBC.com. E-mail Jane Stevens.

Teresa Stojkov

Teresa Stojkov has a PhD in Latin American literature and most recently wrote a book, Poet of the Hearth, on the Chilean poet Jorge Teillier. She studies the nexis between art and literature and has lectured on this subject at the Cleveland Art Museum and elsewhere. She also created the Latin American film series at Cal and is presently vice chair at the Townsend Center for the Humanities. Stojkov is currently a Carnegie Fellow at the Graduate School of Journalism

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Linda Strean

Strean has worked as a reporter, editor and newsroom executive. She was most recently deputy managing editor for news at the San Francisco Chronicle, where she directed the reporting teams covering the aftermath of September 11 and the California energy crisis.

Laura Sydell

Sydell has been a reporter for National Public Radio and for WNYC in New York.

Laura Sydell

Sydell is a Correspondent for National Public Radio. Her reports on the impact of technology on culture and everyday life can be heard regularly on NPR's "Morning Edition," and "All Things Considered." She previously covered race relations, religion, and entrepreneurship for NPR and was formerly the Senior Technology Reporter for Public Radio International's "Marketplace."

Steve Talbot

In a career of more than 25 years in public television, Stephen Talbot has written and produced over 30 documentaries, including ten films for the PBS series, Frontline. Along the way, he has won nearly every major award in the field - Emmys, Peabodys, a DuPont, a George Polk, even an "Edgar" from the Mystery Writers of America. His most recent work is "News War: What's Happening to the News" (2007) a 90-min. Frontline report on the state of the news media with reporter Lowell Bergman. Talbot is also the Series Editor for Frontline/World, Frontline's international news magazine, where he helps commission and supervise broadcast stories and oversees the series web site. Talbot was senior producer for two Frontline/World stories that won Emmys in 2007: "Saddam's Road to Hell," a broadcast story, and "Libya: Out of the Shadow," an online video. Some of Talbot's Frontline documentaries include: "Justice for Sale" with Bill Moyers, "Spying on Saddam," "Why America Hates the Press," "The Long March of Newt Gingrich," "Rush Limbaugh's America," "The Heartbeat of America" about the travails of General Motors, and "The Best Campaign Money Can Buy." In 2004, he was the correspondent for the Frontline program, "Diet Wars." In 2005 he went to Lebanon and Syria for Frontline/World to produce "The Earthquake," a report on the political turmoil there. Talbot began his public television career in 1980 as a staff reporter and producer at KQED in San Francisco where he did local investigative reporting and a series of PBS biographies of writers, such as Dashiell Hammett, Beryl Markham, Maxine Hong Kingston, Carlos Fuentes and Ken Kesey. He also produced numerous feature reports for "The MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour."

Peter Tarnoff

Peter Tarnoff is a longtime diplomat and foreign policy professional who has held many government positions, including serving as Undersecretary of State from 1993 to 1997. He is a former president of the Council of Foreign Relations and of the World Affairs Council.

Olga Tellis

Tellis is an editor with Asian Age.

Rone Tempest

Rone Tempest, a longtime foreign correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, has reported from India, China, France, Afghanistan and Pakistan, among many other stories.

Sandy Tolan

Tolan is co-founder of Homelands Productions and a regular contributor to National Public Radio. He has extensive experience reporting in Latin America and the Middle East, specializing in coverage of social and political tensions over natural resources. He has written for The New York Times Magazine and many other publications, and is the author of Me and Hank, an exploration of race and sports in America.

David Tuller

David Tuller was a reporter and editor for ten years at the San Francisco Chronicle. He served as health editor at Salon.com and frequently writes health stories for the New York Times. He received his masters in public health at Berkeley in 2005.

Ken Turan

Bill Turner

Turner is a San Francisco lawyer who specializes in unusual litigation, including constitutional law. He has published over 30 articles in various magazines, newspapers and law reviews.

Siddharth Varadarajan

Siddharth Varadarajan is Associate Editor of The Hindu newspaper in New Delhi. He is the editor of Gujarat: The Making of a Tragedy (Penguin, 2002), a book about the anti-Muslim violence which took place in the Indian state of Gujarat in 2002. In the more than 10 years he has worked as a journalist, he has reported on the crisis in Kashmir, the Nato war against Yugoslavia and the situation in Afghanistan during the Taliban years. In November 2005, the United Nations Correspondents Association awarded him the Elizabeth Neuffer Memorial Prize Silver Medal for Print Journalism for a series of articles on Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency. Varadarajan studied economics at the London School of Economics and Columbia University and taught at New York University for several years before returning to India to work as a journalist.
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Lola Vollen

Vollen, M.D., founded the Life After Exoneration Program - a nationwide service to help the wrongfully convicted rebuild a life on the outside. A physician who specializes in the aftermath of human rights abuses and social injustice, she directed Physicians for Human Rights' exhumation and identification programs in Bosnia from 1996-2000. She is a visiting scholar at the Institute for International Studies at the UC Berkeley and runs the Center for Communities Emerging from Injustice.

Carolyn Wakeman

Carolyn Wakeman directs the Asia-Pacific Program. Author of "To the Storm: The Odyssey of a Revolutionary Chinese Woman," Wakeman also co-wrote with Harry Wu "Bitter Winds: A Memoir of My Years in China's Gulag" and most recently edited with adjunct faculty member Ken Light "Assignment Shanghai: Photographs on the Eve of Revolution." Wakeman holds a bachelor's degree from Brown University and a doctorate from Washington University, both in English literature, and formerly taught at Yale University and Beijing Foreign Studies University.
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Brant Ward

Brant Ward has been a photographer for the San Francisco Chronicle since 1985. He has covered international crises from Haiti to Somalia, and also major California events. Lately, Ward has been documenting the streets and the homeless of San Francisco.

Steve Wasserman

Wasserman is Book Editor of the Los Angeles Times and is former editorial director of Times Books, a division of Random House, Inc., as well as past publisher of Hill and Wang and Noonday Press, both divisions of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Inc.

Jonathan Weber

Jonathan Weber is editorial director for Standard Media International ("The Standard"), publisher of the weekly newsmagazine The Industry Standard, and daily Web site TheStandard.com. As founding editor-in-chief of The Industry Standard, Weber propelled the three-year-old newsweekly and its Web site into an award-winning news organization, garnering two National Magazine Award nominations, a Maggie award and numerous other national honors and accolades. Weber formerly served as technology editor for the Los Angeles Times, and was responsible for launching the Times? highly successful technology section, "The Cutting Edge." Prior to that, he was a reporter for the Times in San Francisco and New York.

David Weir

David Weir is a Lokey Visiting Professor of Journalism at Stanford. He's a veteran journalist who was formerly Editor in Chief of 7x7 magazine in S.F.; Executive VP and Acting Radio News Director at KQED; an investigative reporter for Rolling Stone; a senior editor of California magazine; Managing Editor of Mother Jones; an editorial writer for the San Francisco Examiner; and co-founder and Executive Director of the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR). He's authored or co-authored three books, including the textbook Raising Hell: How the Center for Investigative Reporting Gets the Story (with Dan Noyes, 1983); and over 150 articles for various publications (including the New York Times, the Economist, New York, the LA Weekly, Rolling Stone, New West, The Nation, Mother Jones, HotWired, Salon and many others). He is currently at work on his fourth book, a biography of Rolling Stone founder, editor and publisher Jann Wenner.

Molly Williams

Molly Williams is a former Wall Street Journal reporter who covered Intel, Hewlett-Packard and other technology companies out of the paper's San Francisco bureau. She spent six years at Bloomberg News as a technology reporter and has a master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

Lance Williams

Williams is an investigative reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle. He has written on subjects including the California cocaine trade, the BALCO sports steroid scandal and the career of San Francisco mayor and political power-broker Willie Brown. His journalism has been honored with the George Polk Award; the Edgar A. Poe Award of the White House Correspondents' Association; the Gerald Loeb Award for financial writing; the California Associated Press' Fairbanks Award for public service; and the Center for California Studies' John Jacobs Award for political reporting. He was the SPJ's Northern California Journalist of the Year in 1999. Before joining the Chronicle, he worked as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner, the Oakland Tribune and the Hayward Daily Review.

Robin Wise

Robin Wise is an independent audio engineer working from her post-production studio, Sound Imagery, in Sebastopol, CA. Robin has engineered and served as technical director for over 150 radio documentaries. Awards received for these programs include The Peabody Award, The Robert Wood Johnson Award, AAAS Award, Silver Baton of the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award, Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, Women in Communications Award, and the Clarion Award. Robin has provided digital audio technology training and consulting at the United Nations, AARP Headquarters, Marketplace, Savvy Traveler, radio stations, SoundPrint Media Center, and to countless radio documentarians. Her field recording locations include India, Pakistan, South Africa, Central America and Europe. Robin performs post production for Simon & Schuster Audio Books, and creates CD masters and DVDs for diverse projects.
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William Woo

Bill Woo is a lecturer for the Graduate School of Journalism and former editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Gregg Zachary

Gregg Zachary is a former Wall Street Journal correspondent based in London.

Min Zin

Min Zin got involved in student activism early in his life when in 1988, as a 14-year-old high school student, a pro-democracy movement swept through Burma. He founded a nation-wide high school student union and worked closely with pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. He went into hiding in 1989 to avoid arrest by the military, and his underground activist-cum-writer life lasted for nine years until he fled across the Thai-Burma border in August 1997. He was a cultural page editor (1999 to 2002) of the Thailand-based Irrawaddy magazine (www.irrawaddy.org), later becoming its assistant editor (2002 to 2004). Shifting from print to radio journalism, from 2004 to 2007 Min Zin delivered hard news, commentary, features, and interviews as an international broadcaster with the Washington-based Radio Free Asia (Burmese Service). He was a visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley's School of Journalism in 2001-2002. He is now a freelance journalist writing for Far Eastern Economic Review, The Bangkok Post, The Irrawaddy and other publications.


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