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Kara Platoni

Kara Platoni

Continuing Lecturer

Alumni

Kara Platoni teaches J200, the first semester class at the J-School, and she is a proud survivor of that very program. (She graduated class of 1999.) For the last decade, she’s run the class that runs the hyperlocal news sites OaklandNorth.net and RichmondConfidential.org.

In the spring, she teaches an all-platform class called Story Structures.

Kara is the author of We Have the Technology: How Biohackers, Foodies, Physicians and Scientists Are Transforming Human Perception (Basic Books, 2015). She was previously a staff writer for the East Bay Express for eight years, spent two years as the Senior Editor at Terrain, a Berkeley-based environmental quarterly, and co-hosted The Field Trip Podcast with fellow J-alum Eric Simons. She is also a freelance science writer whose work has appeared in Smithsonian, Popular Science, Air & Space, and other magazines.

More information and favorite stories at www.KaraPlatoni.com or on Twitter @KaraPlatoni.

TEACHING SCHEDULE:

Sec. Title Time Location
004 J298 Story Structures
Spring 2020
W 6:00 - 9:00 108 North Gate (Lower News)
003 J211 Reporting the News Lab: Oakland North-Section 003
Fall 2019
W 1:00 - 4:00 108 North Gate (Lower News)
024 J298 Reading and Review: Oakland North – section 24
Fall 2019
TH 2:00-4:00 108 North Gate (Lower News)
003 J200 Reporting the News: Oakland North- Section 003
Fall 2019
M 9:00 - 12:00 108 North Gate (Lower News)
6 J298 Story Structures
Spring 2019
W 9:00 - 12:00 108 North Gate (Lower News)
1 J201 Community Sites
Spring 2019
M 9:00 - 12:00 108 North Gate (Lower News)
2 J211 Reporting the News Lab – Oakland North
Fall 2018
Th 9:00-12:00 108 North Gate (Lower News)
2 J200 Reporting the News – Oakland North
Fall 2018
M 9:00 - 12:00 108 North Gate (Lower News)
6 J298 Story Structures
Spring 2018
W 9:00 - 12:00 108 North Gate (Lower News)
1 J201 Advanced Reporting: Community Sites
Spring 2018
M 9:00 - 12:00 108 North Gate (Lower News)
6 J219 Print Bootcamp – Oakland North/Richmond Confidential – Week of September 4-8 (class meets on Labor Day)
Fall 2017
M-F 9:00am - 5:00pm 142 North Gate (Library)
5 J219 Print Bootcamp – Police & Immigration – Week of August 28-September 1
Fall 2017
M-F 9:00am - 5:00pm 142 North Gate (Library)

REPORTING INTERESTS

Business, Criminal Justice, Investigative, Politics, Science, Technology, Urban Reporting

MEDIA PLATFORMS

Audio Journalism, Narrative Writing, New Media, Online Media Outlets, Print Journalism, Science Journalism