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Jane Ellen Stevens

Jane Ellen Stevens is a Webcentric journalist, consultant, and associate faculty at the Knight Digital Media Center at the University of California Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. A long-time science and technology journalist, she’s worked for the Boston Globe, the San Francisco Examiner, and founded a syndicated science and technology feature service with clients that included the Los Angeles Times, the Dallas Morning News, the Washington Post, and Asahi Shimbun's AERA Magazine. She’s written for many magazines, including National Geographic, and worked for New York Times Television as a videojournalist. She did multimedia reporting for several Web sites, including the New York Times, Discovery Channel, and She consults with news organizations that are making the transition to Webcentric newsrooms, including the Ventura County Star (an E.W. Scripps organization), the Oakland Tribune (part of Media News Group), and National Public Radio. In this endeavor, she trains journalists to be multimedia reporters and editors, assists in redesigning the newsroom and beat structure, and develops special Web sections, including health & safety and neighborhood Web sites. She developed the first multimedia reporting class at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, which she taught from 2000 to 2007. She also co-developed a multimedia reporting workshop for mid-career journalists, which was first offered by the Western Knight Center for Specialized Journalism in 2001, and now the Knight Digital Media Center. In 2007, she developed two science news and information sites for Tagging of Pacific Predators. She is spending the 2008-2009 academic year as one of the first group of Fellows at the new Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.