Marcia Parker

Publisher

Marcia was Editorial Director for Patch’s West Coast local news sites, CIR’s California Watch site launch manager, and Assistant Dean at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. She is on the Institute for Nonprofit News board, the Stanford Knight Journalism Fellowships selection committee, and teaches at Northwestern University's SF campus.


The Latest From CalMatters

Like a bullhorn, hundreds of millions of campaign dollars are amplifying the message from key industries to California voters.

Politicians skirt disclosure law + Oil plays big in legislative races + Campaign money’s outsized influence

Teachers notice rise in homelessness among kids

Regulators loosen California’s groundbreaking rule to require residential rooftop solar

A hand holding a fistful of hundred dollar bills. With California's 2020 primary fast approaching, outside spending on California legislative campaigns is ramping up. Photo via iStock

Brace for the deluge: Special interests are spending millions to get the California legislators they want

Assemblyman Phil Ting in the rose garden at the California Capitol. Photo by Anne Wernikoff, CalMatters

California’s Phil Ting tilts at windmills — ban gas-powered cars! — hoping to start a conversation

Education advocates and school districts have settled a lawsuit that accused California of violating students' right to basic literacy. Photo via iStock.

California will pay millions to settle suit claiming it violated children’s rights by not teaching them to read