Journalism Teaching

I’ve been teaching journalism skills to postgraduate and undergraduate university students and teens since 2004.

I’ve written about journalism education and the journalism industry: I’ve covered hyperlocal news for TIME Magazine, the challenges of being an arts and culture writer in 2014 for PBS Media Shift, and the obstacles of teaching online journalism skills to university students who really just want to write for PBS Media Shift.

Current work:

Lecturer/Newspaper Advisor
California State University East Bay, Fall 2013 to Present

Previous:

Magazine Advisor
San Francisco State University, Fall 2014

Guest Speaker
Stanford University’s Graduate Program in Journalism, May 19, 2014
Topic: freelancing as an arts & culture journalist

Student Newspaper Advisor
San Francisco State University, Fall 2013

Panelist
Spring Training for Journalists, San Francisco, May 4, 2013
Topic: freelancing as an arts & culture journalist

Guest Speaker
San Francisco State University, March 20, 2013
Topic: freelancing abroad

Visiting Lecturer
City University London, October 2009 to December 2012
Taught online journalism skills to international postgraduate and undergraduate journalism students

Lecturer
London School of Journalism, August 2009 to December 2012
Taught online journalism skills to international postgraduate journalism students and working journalists

Journalism Tutor
LIVE Futures, January 2009 to April 2010
South London-based magazine and nonprofit youth organization

Guest Speaker: BoldFaced Journalism
January 2008
Topic: Writing about pop culture and politics
Event: Teen journalism conference at San Francisco State University

Event Coordinator, BoldFaced Journalism, January 2007
Teen Journalism conference at San Francisco State University

Editor/Mentor
Bay Area Multicultural Media Academy, Summer 2005 and Summer 2006
Two-week teen journalism “boot camp” at San Francisco State University

Writing Coach
Center of Integration and Improvement of Journalism
Fall 2006
Mentored teen newspaper reporters at the International Studies Academy in San Francisco, California

Writing Coach
Center of Integration and Improvement of Journalism
2004-05 school year
Mentored teen newspaper reporters at Willow Glen High School in San Jose, California

Volunteer Writing Tutor
826 Valencia, 2004-05 school year
Worked with middle school students in the San Francisco Unified School District

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