David Weir

David Weir
Lorry I. Lokey Visiting Professor in Professional Journalism

Rm.322 McClatchy Hall
(650) 725-2239

Office Hours: By Appointment

David Weir is a Visiting Professor of journalism, and a veteran journalist who was formerly Editor in Chief of 7x7 magazine in San Francisco; Vice-President of Network Programming and Product Design for Excite@Home; Senior Vice-President for Editorial Operations and Managing Editor for Salon.com; Vice President of Content and Managing Director of Programming for Wired Digital; Executive Vice-President and Acting Radio News Director at KQED; an investigative reporter for Rolling Stone; a senior editor of California magazine; Managing Editor of Mother Jones; an editorial writer for the San Francisco Examiner; and co-founder and Executive Director of the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR).

He's authored or co-authored three books, including the textbook Raising Hell: How the Center for Investigative Reporting Gets the Story (with Dan Noyes, 1983); and over 150 articles for various publications (including the New York Times, the Economist, New York, the LA Weekly, Rolling Stone, New West, The Nation, Mother Jones, HotWired, Salon and many others.)

He taught at the University of California Graduate School of Journalism from 1985-1999; and has won or shared over two dozen journalism awards; serves on various advisory boards, including the editorial board of The Nation, and the Board of Directors of CIR. He was named to the "Elite 100" by Upside magazine (1998); as a top executive in new media by the San Francisco Business Times (1999); as the University of California, Berkeley's first New Media Fellow (1998); and to the United Nations Environmental Program's "Global 500"(1989). He is currently at work on his fourth book, a biography of Rolling Stone founder, editor and publisher Jann Wenner.