Professional and college reporters training collaboratively for the future of Bay Area journalism. Bay News Rising is a project of the Pacific Media Workers Guild made possible by the labor and contributions of its members.
Over the years, dozens of journalism students have been part of Bay News Rising. Many have gone on to careers at newspapers, broadcast outlets and Web sites. Some have played key roles in union organizing. Others have continued their education as graduate students or entered other professions. We are proud of all of them. These are just a few of our graduates; we’re working to make the list more complete. Not included here are the many Bay Area journalists who acted as mentors to our students and participated in professional workshops with us over the years. We thank them all.
Shajia Abidi: Developer, Pew Research Center
Garrett Berghthold: reporter, City News Service
Sarah Bloomberg: news assistant, Asahi Shimbun
Sarah Carpenter: writer, Hiago
Will Caruthers: reporter, North Bay Bohemian
Allison Ekevara Kitpowsong: lead photographer, Slava Blazer Photography
Brian Howey: student, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
Sarah Lapidus: reporter, Kodiak Daily Mirror
Alena Naiden: reporter, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Danielle Parenteau-Decker: managing editor, Richmond Pulse
Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez: reporter, KQED
Khaled Sayed: investigative producer, ABC News Maria Sestos: reporter, USA Today Network
Maria Sestito: reporter, USA Today Network