Journalists


Danielle Cervantes
has been obsessed with columns and rows since studying research methods in college 20 years ago. It wasn’t until she was a research librarian focusing on demographics at The San Diego Union-Tribune, however, that she discovered her tribe of data journalism nerds through Investigative Reporters & Editors. Read more...

Osha Gray Davidson is the senior science writer for the NASA-funded journal, Earthzine, a freelance writer and photographer with investigative pieces in Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, Slate, among many other publications. He has written six books of non-fiction, Read more...

Anthony DePalma Anthony DePalma spent 22 years as a reporter and foreign correspondent for The New York Times, serving as Bureau Chief in Mexico and Canada. In 2001 he published “Here: A Biography of the New American Continent,” Read more...

Elizabeth Douglass is a veteran journalist whose work in print and online has received national recognition. She was a finalist for the Gerald Loeb Award, and her stories have led to appearances on The Rachel Maddow Show, Public Radio International, Chicago public radio, and local radio and television stations, as well as in a PBS documentary about turmoil in the defense industry.             Read more...

Joanne Faryon is a journalist and documentary producer specializing in long-form multimedia projects. Her work has been broadcast on the PBS NewsHour; NPR; The National, CBC’s flagship TV news program, and across multiple PBS affiliates in California. In 2014, she was the first journalist to report on California’s “vent farms,” special nursing home units where thousands of people are kept alive artificially, lingering for years in various states of consciousness. Read more...

Jamie Gold is an editor who has worked at several news organizations since starting her journalism career at the Washington Post decades ago. She was the readers' representative at the Los Angeles Times from 2000 to 2011. Read more...

 

Robert P. Laurence covered city hall, politics and rock ‘n’ roll music for The San Diego Union (later the Union-Tribune) for 35 years. He found his nirvana as the paper’s TV critic, a job he approached in the spirit of the rude kid sitting in the back of the class.Read more...

Nancee E. Lewis is a documentary and freelance photographer based in San Diego, CA. She began her career as a freelancer in New Orleans and has been a staff photojournalist at the Shreveport Times, the Chicago Tribune and most recently for 15 years at The San Diego Union-Tribune. Read more...

Photojournalist John Nelson has had a lifelong interest in shooting images—whimsical, sad, or thought provoking—that reflect all facets of the human condition. He has worked for decades as a staff photographer at a number of news organizations and, now based in Read more..

Bill Pitzer is an illustrator and writer specializing in creating compelling content in print and online. He has consulted and lectured widely on information design for numerous academic and corporate clients. Read more...

Sam Quinones is a Los Angeles-based freelance journalist and author of three books of narrative nonfiction. His latest book "Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic" (Bloomsbury, 2015), was just awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award.
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Alex Roth has been a reporter at the Wall Street Journal, The San Diego Union-Tribune and the Detroit Free Press, among other newspapers. He has written extensively about the criminal-justice system as well as business and politics and was named the Union-Tribune's Writer of the Year in 2005. Roth lives in San Diego with his wife, three dogs and a cat. Read more...

New York Times bestselling author and investigative journalist Caitlin Rother has written or co-authored 10 books, drawing from decades of newspaper experience covering topics ranging from criminal justice, suicide, addiction, mental illness and murder to corruption, incompetence, and waste at City Hall and in Congress. Read more...

Mark Sauer spent 27 years as a reporter and editor at The San Diego Union-Tribune after stints at The Houston Post and at two papers in his native Michigan. He joined KPBS as senior news editor in October 2010 and currently hosts the KPBS Roundtable an influential talk show Read more...

Marcus Stern is a third-generation journalist who has covered a range of local, national and foreign issues for Copley News Service, ProPublica and Reuters. He shared the 2006 Pulitzer Prize and the George Polk Award for work leading to the jailing of a corrupt congressman, Read more...

In his 40-year journalism career, Ken Stone excelled at fact checking and copy editing at 10 newspapers (ending with The San Diego Union-Tribune for 24 years) and several websites (including three years with the Patch hyperlocal network). Read more...

Eileen Truax is a journalist and writer. She was born in Mexico City, where she was a political reporter and a Congress correspondent for five years. In 2004, she moved to Los Angeles and for seven years worked for La Opinión, the largest Spanish-Language newspaper in the US, covering immigration, politics, and Mexico-U.S. relationship. Read more...

Angie Vorhies is an independent radio producer based in San Diego and Los Angeles, who believes in the power of connecting people through stories. Through her studies at The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke and UnionDocs in Brooklyn, she is producing a podcast that explores the individual citizen’s role in modern democracy. Read more...

Twenty years as the administrative coordinator for The San Diego Union-Tribune business department trained Sandra Young to follow the money, question authority and keep a watchful eye on motive. She provided a layer of filters and structure that was dependable and forward thinking—in the end, helping to create a highly functioning team. Read more...