OC Weekly Alumni Doing Good in the World of Journalism, From The Atlantic to Reddit!

Alison Rosen
Alison Rosen
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Weeklings have come and gone . . . usually to places far larger than the Weekly. Good for them! The following is just a partial list of former staffers doing great things in the journalism world.

Daffodil Altan, staff writer: Video producer at the Center for Investigative Reporting. She was recently a producer for Rape On the Night Shift, a documentary that aired on Frontline earlier this year.

Rose Apodaca, staff writer: West Coast bureau chief for Women's Wear Daily from 2000 to 2006. Currently working on a book with OC goddess Dita von Teese, which will be out in December.

Lilledeshan Bose, music editor: Currently publications editor at UC Riverside.

Vickie Chang, staff writer/web editor: After serving as editorial director at MySpace for a year, Chang is now at Reddit.

Theo Douglas, staff writer: City-government reporter for the Bakersfield Californian.

Josh Dulaney, staff writer: Education reporter for the Long Beach Press-Telegram.

Marisa Gerber, editorial fellow: Currently a staff writer at the LA Times.

Victor D. Infante, contributor: Has worked as an editor and columnist in the Lifestyles section at the Worcester Telegram & Gazette since 2002. Remains an awesome poet.

Rich Kane, managing editor: After working as an associate editor at Editor & Publisher and for Patch.com, Kane was recently hired as director of digital operations for the Salt ?Lake Tribune.

Janine Kahn, web editor: Executive editorial director at Digital I-5 Publishing LLC, the world's largest online publisher in pets journalism.

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Spencer Kornhaber, editorial fellow: Staff writer at The Atlantic covering pop culture.

Anthony Pignataro, staff writer: Editor of Maui Time Weekly on and off since 2003. Author of the Charley Ridgway mystery series, which he calls "trashy noir set on Maui."

Alison Rosen, staff writer: Read Matt Coker's People Issue profile of her from earlier this year for her full story, then subscribe to her podcast, Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend.

Rebecca Schoenkopf, Commie Girl: Now your Wonkette over at wonkette.com.

Dave Segal, music editor: Staff writer with The Stranger in Seattle.

Will Swaim, founding editor: Vice president of journalism for the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity.

Luke Y. Thompson, staff writer: Currently editor of Topless Robot.

Jennifer Vineyard, associate music editor: Currently a senior editor at New York magazine, Vineyard has written for multiple national publications since leaving us, including MTV and Rolling Stone.


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