Yesterday we showed you a wood cut in progress by David Tim, a graduate student at the San Francisco Art Institute. Last night we caught a few photos of it finished and we will put up more professional photos soon. It was inspiring work. Why? The scale, the narrative scenes, the directness of the central figure’s gaze, which looks at us knowingly. What is she thinking?
Founder/Executive Editor. I’ve been a Mission resident since 1998 and a professor emeritus at Berkeley’s J-school since 2019 when I retired. I got my start in newspapers at the Albuquerque Tribune in the city where I was born and raised. Like many local news outlets, The Tribune no longer exists. I left daily newspapers after working at The New York Times for the business, foreign and city desks. Lucky for all of us, it is still there.
As an old friend once pointed out, local has long been in my bones. My Master’s Project at Columbia, later published in New York Magazine, was on New York City’s experiment in community boards.
Right now I'm trying to figure out how you make that long-held interest in local news sustainable. The answer continues to elude me.More by Lydia Chávez