T.J. Johnston

OBJECTIVE: Edit copy and write news stories and columns in a print and/or online publication or nonprofit organization.

PROFILE: I have contributed articles, op-eds, reviews and humor pieces to several Bay Area publications primarily related to social and political issues, nationally and locally. I have also copy edited stories for factual correctness, grammar, spelling, punctuation and style.


Street Sheet – April 2002 to present. Assistant editor/Lead reporter since November 2014. Biweekly newspaper published by the Coalition on Homelessness-San Francisco, CA.

SF Homeless Project – June 2016. Over 70 media organizations dedicated to covering causes of and solutions to homelessness in San Francisco Bay Area (special to San Francisco Examiner).

SF Public Press – Nov. 2009 to Feb. 2014. Nonprofit news organization dedicated to public-interest journalism through print and interactive media not supported by advertising.

InTheFray – Sept. 2009 to April 2010. Monthly online publication exploring global issues through personal perspectives and critical analysis (Copy editor).

Newsdesk.org – June to Nov. 2008. Website featuring News You Might Have Missed, a weekly newsletter published by Independent Arts & Media, reporting items underreported in major outlets.

City College of San Francisco student publications – Jan. 2007 to Dec. 2007. Etc. Magazine – Writer/Copy Editor. Sept. 2006 to May 2008. The Guardsman – Writer/Copy Editor.

Poor Magazine – Aug. 2001 to present. Multimedia publication dedicated to issues related to poverty.

Street Spirit – Jan. 2001 to present. Monthly newspaper published by the American Friends Service Committee.

San Francisco Bay View – Oct. 2002 to June 2003. Independent news publication by Bay View Inc.

FreedomVoices.org – site of the Tenderloin Reflection and Education Center.

Trash Talk – Summer 2001. Magazine produced by Raising Our Voices Writing Program at Media Alliance.

AccessSF – Nov. 1998 to June 2000. Crew member of San Francisco cable access Channel 26. Served as cameraman, board operator and director.

EDUCATION: University of Massachusetts-Amherst, BA.


National Council on Crime and Delinquency PASS Award – Newspaper, 2011.

Journalism Association of Community Colleges – On-the-Spot Copy Editing competitions. NorCal, 2006 and 2007. First Place. Statewide, 2007. Fourth Place.


City College of San Francisco, Journalism Department
Raising Our Voices Writing Program of Media Alliance, San Francisco, CA


Coalition on Homelessness
Single Payer Now
Poor Magazine
Media Alliance

REFERENCES – Available upon request

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