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San Francisco CA 94108
Linda Jue is founding director and executive editor of the G.W. Williams Center for Independent Journalism. The Williams Center develops national reporting projects to encourage more journalists of color, women and youth in pursuing public interest and investigative journalism. She was associate director and founding staff member of the Independent Press Association, a 500-plus-member magazine organization, where she directed several national journalism programs including a subsidiary consortium of New York City ethnic media. Before going to the IPA, she directed San FranciscoState University's Community Press Consortium, the country's first advanced professional training program for reporters and editors working in community and ethnic media. Linda is a former associate of the Center for Investigative Reporting and a former editor at San Francisco Focus magazine. Her work has appeared in San Francisco Focus , Los Angeles Times Syndicate, Toronto Globe and Mail, GEO, MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, PBS’ Frontline and other outlets. She has also worked as the Northern Californiacorrespondent for C-SPAN. She has won two Thomas Moore Storke International Journalism Awards and a Western Publishing Association award for excellence in feature writing. She is also well known in national media diversity and media reform circles.
Linda served as president of the Northern Calif. Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for two and half years. Under her leadership, NorCal SPJ was the first SPJ chapter to actively engage its membership on issues about the future of journalism and the role of technological and business innovations to help preserve journalism’s mission as the Fourth Estate. Linda’s other affiliations include 10 years as a board director, vice president and president of Media Alliance during its period as a professional journalism and media watchdog association. She is also a member of the Media Consortium, a national collaborative of independent media outlets and producers working to increase the distribution and impact of their content on public interest issues. She remains on the NorCal SPJ board, serves on the board of California NewsReel, and was a founding member and senior advisor of the Chauncey Bailey Investigative Reporting Project.
Linda is also a contributing member of a Bay Area travel writing group that has published three collections of travel essays through Traveler’s Tales.
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