Lecturer – California State University of Sacramento, August 2012 - Present
Teaching news-writing and developing course content in the communications studies department

Lecturer  – The Art Institute, Sacramento, January 2011 – September 2012
Developed course content and taught several classes of critical media theory and documentary film production

Video and Photo Journalist – The Las Vegas Sun, June 2008 – Dec 2009
Created video content for The Las Vegas Sun, Las Vegas Weekly and television

Multimedia Journalist – The Washington Post, June 2007 – June 2008
Produced video, photos and print stories for hyper-local projects.

Multimedia Producer Internship – Magnum Photos, March 2007 – June 2007
Associate producer for multimedia projects at Magnum in Motion

Web Producer– UC Berkeley School of Journalism, Aug. 2005 - May 2006
Helped implement a redesign of the journalism school's Web site using HTML and CSS

Staff Reporter – The Daily Democrat, Woodland, CA, Dec. 2002 - May 2004
Covered education, cops, courts and general assignments


Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award, Columbia University for "Bottoming Out: Gambling Addiction in Las Vegas"

National Headliner Award for Journalistic Innovation for "Bottoming Out: Gambling Addiction in Las Vegas"

Editor and Publisher Magazine “EPpy” Awards,
Best Web Special Feature – Enterprise

Online News Association Awards Finalist in the Following Categories

Multimedia Feature Presentation, Medium Site Multimedia Feature Presentation, Medium Site Outstanding Use of Digital Technologies, Professional


Columbia Journalism Review: See it Now! Video Journalism is dying. Long live video journalism.

Nieman Storyboard


University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism Master’s Degree, Journalism

University of California, Berkeley
Bachelor’s Degree, Mass Communications


Rob Curley, Editor, Orange Country Register

Tom Gorman Senior Editor, The Las Vegas Sun
tom.gorman [at]

Evelio Contreras
Videographer, CNN
contreras.evelio [at]

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