What was your first job as a journalist?
As a contributor to the alternative weekly East Bay Express, I broke the story about California’s 2012 campaign to label GMOs and conducted investigations into toxic art materials, incense burning and food waste in the Bay Area.
How is social media changing news?
It is becoming the mainstream channel by which we are all informed.
What does it mean to be a journalist?
Keep in mind that a free and independent press is good for everyone. It keeps democracy healthy and resilient, and it keeps power in check. PR is only good for the institution or person for which it stands. Consider this when you review any written material, including sponsored content and advertising. Who is it trying to help? If it’s true journalism, it’s trying to help everyone, for the public good.