Longtime newspaperman, now writing for the environmental movement.

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Biography

I have the dubious distinction of being the final editor-in-chief of the San Francisco Bay Guardian, which was suddenly shut down on Oct. 14, 2014. So my 24-year newspaper career is currently at a crossroads. As I work on my next steps -- including wrapping up the Guardian-in-Exile Project, worki...

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Sep 22, 2017

@realDonaldTrump Nobody is buying it, #dotard. Your crazy threats actually made Kim Jong Un seem reasonable. You're turning the US into a rogue nation. Stop!

Aug 11, 2017

Explore the ravages of Capitalism, and consider its alternatives, at Oakland's Museum of Capitalism. Read my take:  http://brokeassstuart.com/blog/2017/08/11/learn-whats-ailing-museum-capitalism/ 

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What was your first job as a journalist?

City editor of the Lassen County Times in Susanville. I did everything and learned a lot.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, I started my writing career using a typewriter, as ancient as that practice now sounds.

How is social media changing news?

In good and bad ways. It has given citizens more access to information, but it has also narrowed what they read and killed the town square.

Awards

Western Magazine Association (the Maggies)

2009 - Best Essay
Recognized for reported essay published on the fifth anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq, in which I interviewed those arrested at protests in San Francisco that day and looked at the dispiriting blow this war delivered to the very notion of representative democracy.

California Newspaper Publishers Association

2012 - General Excellence
The San Francisco Bay Guardian, where I was city editor, won the CNPA's general excellence award for large weeklies two years in a row, 2011 and 2012.