Cynthia Gorney

Professor of Journalism
School of Journalism
(510) 642-4579
(510) 643-9136
Research Expertise and Interest
ethics, law, journalism, writing, reporting the news, profiles

Cynthia Gorney is a former staff writer for The Washington Post, where she worked as a West Coast-based national correspondent, South America bureau chief, and metro reporter. She is the author of "Articles of Faith: A Frontline History of the Abortion Wars," and has written for numerous magazines, including the The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Mother Jones, Health, O: the Oprah Magazine, and Bazaar. She has also worked as a visiting Poynter Institute teacher, a newsroom writing coach and consultant, and a host and interviewer on "Forum," the Northern California public affairs radio program on KQED-FM. Gorney is a past recipient of the American Society of Newspaper Editors feature writing award, and at the Journalism School she teaches feature writing, reporting the news, law and ethics, profiles, and a variety of other writing courses.

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