Thomas O Graham

Photo of Thomas O Graham Department Journalism Department 
 Office Bungalow 214
 Phone (415) 239-3446
 Mailbox V67
 Fall 2013 
 Office Hours
Fall 2013 Teaching Schedule
JOUR 19 Contemporary News Media 3.0 76160 001 Lec M W F 09:10-10:00AM MUB A280 Deadlines Final Book JOUR 29 Magazine Editing & Production 3.0
PREREQ.: JOUR 21 or 22
75930 551 L/L HOURS ARR  Deadlines Final Book T 06:30-08:20PM 1125 Valencia St. A217
JOUR 29-551 has 3 hours lab by arrangement.

B.A., San Jose State University

Adviser to Etc. magazine, the Journalism Department's student publication. Teaches courses in Magazine Editing and Production, Feature Writing, Publication Design, Contemporary News Media, Public Relations, and Copy Editing at City College of San Francisco. Graham, a former City College student and editor of the Guardsman, has taught Journalism part-time at City for 20 years.

He also worked for the San Francisco Chronicle as a feature copy editor and writer for more than 20 years, where he helped edit, design and paginate the daily Datebook and Pink sections, as well as the Style, Review, Home, Food, This World and People sections. He was one of a handful of editors who edited the late Herb Caen's column. He also regularly edited Jon Carroll and Leah Garchik's columns.

Graham wrote numerous cover stories for The Chronicle, including pieces for the Pink section, Outdoors, Home, Food, This World, Sunday and the Friday Marin-Sonoma sections, as well as the front page. One of his most popular stories was turned into a series on walking every street in San Francisco for the Pink section. The series was called "The Walking Man." Some of the stories that he wrote for the Outdoor section involved bungee jumping out of a hot air balloon, backpacking the 212-mile-long John Muir Trail, skydiving out of a plane at 15,000 feet and rock climbing in Yosemite.

Before coming to the Chronicle, Graham was editor for the Pulitzer Prize-winning Point Reyes Light newspaper in West Marin. He also worked as managing editor for the California Farm Bureau in Sacramento and the Mountain Messenger newspaper in Sierra and Nevada counties. He was communications coordinator for Northstar ski resort and was a reporter for the Tahoe World newspaper in Tahoe City.

Graham has won several California Newspaper Publisher Association awards for his writing, photography and design work.

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