Longtime newspaperman, now writing for the environmental movement.

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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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@SFscribe — 1,101 followers, 946 tweets

Nov 16, 2017

GOP's tax cuts for the wealthy and big corporations would hurt most Americans, hobble government & explode the national debt. Greedy, lying hypocrites! Time to #TaxTheRich, #OustTheGOP & restore sanity & compassion. That's how to #MAGA https://t.co/jEqdFSrFyq

Nov 13, 2017

RT @CenterForBioDiv: "Californians shouldn’t be forced to choose between eating crab and eating ethically." - @SFscribe on whale entangl…

Nov 13, 2017

RT @EndangeredOcean: “Confessions of Whale-loving Crab Eater," rising whale entanglements need to be addressed as crab season opens in C…

Nov 09, 2017

RT @johnrplatt: Welcome to the Age of Humans • @SFscribe reviews the new book "Living in the Anthropocene" for @Revelator_News  http://therevelator.org/welcome-age-humans/ 

Nov 09, 2017

Check out my latest piece on how humans are irreparably changing our world, the most pressing issue facing humanity. #Anthropocene https://t.co/Qm2IoR0wF2

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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.


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.