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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My latest Medium piece debunks Trump's "energy dominance" messaging as a dangerous delusion. Find out how the oil industry and right-wing zealots are endangering coastal communities with this ruse. #ProtectOurCoast  https://twitter.com/endangeredocean/status/951935751729508352 
It was great to be back in SF Board of Supervisors chambers yesterday supporting this important resolution against offshore oil drilling and fracking. Thanks again @AaronPeskin #ProtectOurCoast https://t.co/EgEK29TflZ
We must #resist @realDonaldTrump's reckless assault on our oceans, climate and coastal communities. Californians, #ProtectOurCoast, East Coast residents, #StopAtlanticDrilling, and everyone #ProtectTheArctic https://t.co/ayoCazuOUo
The @realDonaldTrump administration is so corrupt and shameless. Industry-backed criminals who are ruining this country and causing global climate chaos. https://t.co/IDFgTMXjo5
RT @EndangeredOcean: Arctic offshore drilling is dirty and dangerous. New @BOEM_DOI estimates for Beaufort Sea would create 4.71 gigaton…  https://twitter.com/i/web/status/946089143414669312 
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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.