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About the Host, Producers, and Advisors

The Host/Producer, Peter Berkow

Peter Berkow is an educator and working journalist. Currently the school newspaper advisor for Shasta College in Redding, California, he also teaches courses in news writing, mass communications, editing, computers and English composition. He has worked for several newspapers, currently writes a weekly column for a syndicated news services and has been published as a freelance writer in many national magazines.

Advisory Board

Field Experts

Peter Bhatia
Managing editor
The Oregonian
Portland, Oregon

Lorraine Dechter
KCHO-Radio and KIXE-TV
Redding, California

Dr. Richard Elk
Professor emeritus
California State University, Chico

Mark Hall
Telecommunications instructor
Butte College
Oroville, CA

Gerald Larson
Palo Alto Bureau Chief
San Jose Mercury News

Sigrun Kristamie
Journalism program administrator
University of California, Santa Cruz

Carole Rich
Journalism professor
University of Kansas

Tom Rolnicki
Executive Director
Associated Collegiate Press and the National Scholastic Press Association

Harry Smith
"CBS This Morning"
CBS News

Mitchell Stephens
Journalism Department Chair
New York University

Curriculum Evaluation Team

Dr. Robert Main
Head Professor of Mass Communication
California State University, Chico

Dianne Conrad
The Evergreen State College
Olympia, WA

Scott Hanson
Yuba College
Yuba City, CA
Butte College
Oroville, CA

Roberta Mantooth
Peninsula College
Port Angeles, WA

Bart Potter
South Puget Sound Community College
Olympia, WA


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