Jane Stevens Science/health/technology journalist, teacher and digital media consultant
Jane Stevens is long-time science/health/technology journalist, teacher and digital media consultant. She is editor of ACESTooHigh.com news site and the ACEs Too High Network, which launched in January 2012 with a focus on child trauma prevention and how people are integrating trauma-informed approaches into agencies, businesses, organizations and communities.
She is developing a network of local health sites in California modeled on WellCommons.com, a social journalism site created while she was director of media strategies at the Lawrence (KS) Journal-World (2009-2011). She taught at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism and was the co-creator of the Knight Digital Media Center's Multimedia Boot Camp training program (2000 - 2008). She has consulted with news organizations, including the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Ventura County Star, the Oakland Tribune, National Public Radio and Univision.
She began her career at the Boston Globe, moved on to the San Francisco Examiner, and after working in newspapers for 12 years, she founded a feature service with 20 newspaper clients worldwide, including the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and Asahi Shimbun's AERA Magazine. She moved to the web in 1996, as part of the first group of videojournalists at New York Times Television, and did multimedia reporting for the New York Times and Discovery Channel.
For four years, she lived and worked in Kenya and Indonesia, and has been to Antarctica three times on reporting fellowships. She's written for several magazines, including National Geographic. She is co-director of the Violence Reporting Project, which encourages news organizations to take a solution-oriented approach to crime reporting. She is the recipient of several fellowships (Reynolds Journalism Fellowship, 2008-2009; Knight-McCormick Leadership Institute Fellowship, 2010-2011), and is on the advisory panel for ReportingonHealth.org, a site for the California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships.