KQED’s David Weir and Katrina Schwartz talk multiplatform news



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Northern California’s public media organization, KQED, began broadcasting in 1954 as an educational television station. Now comprised of KQED Public Television 9, KQED Public Radio and KQED.org, it draws the nation’s largest audience of public radio listeners for an individual station.

David DW05Weir, the senior editor for online news, is a founding member of the Berkeley-based Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR). The award-winning nonprofit, for which Weir serves as an emeritus board member, is at the center of his 1983 book, Raising Hell: How the Center for Investigative Reporting Gets Its Story.

Weir’s work displays a drive for impact rather than profit. His resume ranges from media consulting for Wikipedia and the California Academy of Sciences, to a post as head of content for Wired Digital, to guest lecturing at UC Berkeley (1985-2003) and Stanford (2002-2005). He has written for Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, The Economist, The Nation, The New York Times, Salon.com, and other publications.

KQED’s Community News Coordinator Katrina Schwartz began her career in public radio at KPCC in Los Angeles, as an intern with “Airtalk with Larry Mantle.” She has since worked at KQED as a general assignment reporter, blogger, intera601149_571983203986_1932097084_nctive producer and archivist. Schwartz’s work focuses on innovation in education and education technology, health, and climate change.

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Articles old and new from our guests’ reporting archives:

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http://www.7×7.com/tech-gadgets/traveling-spoon

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/08/four-essential-principles-of-blended-learning/

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/07/how-do-tech-tools-affect-the-way-students-write/

Text by Naomi Elias and Jessica Haro