FORA.tv Speaker - Paul Grabowicz
Paul Grabowicz directs the New Media Program at the Graduate School of Journalism and teaches classes in multimedia reporting, new media publishing and computer assisted reporting.
He is co-author of California Inc., a book about how the entrepreneurial spirit shaped the politics, culture and economy of California, and has been a contributor to the E-Media Tidbits group Weblog on online publishing.
A professional journalist for more than 25 years, he spent most of his career as the investigative reporter at The Oakland Tribune. He also served as night city editor and acting city editor and developed an early prototype of a Web site for the paper (it was rejected).
A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology, he began his journalism career in 1973 working for local papers in the San Francisco Bay Area, including the Bay Guardian. He has written for publications such as the Washington Post, Esquire magazine, The Village Voice and Newsday.
In 1995 he began setting up the New Media Program at the Graduate School of Journalism. That same year he launched J-JOBS, a journalism jobs digest distributed on the Internet, which evolved into the J-JOBS online journalism job bank. He also was involved in creating a Multimedia Reporting & Convergence resources site and the CAL-FOI First Amendment archive, both at the Graduate School of Journalism's Web site. He also runs an e-mail discussion list on freedom-of-information issues.
04.26.08 | 00:52:12 min
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