Contributor through January 2012
Jessica Plautz brought her writing, editing and multimedia skills to KPBS as a newsroom Web Producer. She began at KPBS in 2009 as an Associate Producer, returning to the station in 2011 to work on KPBS Evening Edition, a daily news show bringing San Diego local news and analysis.
She received her B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and her master's in Mass Communication & Media Studies from San Diego State University. Her research includes social media, politics, the intersection of social media and politics, and networked publics. Her previous professional experience includes film, television, theater and print journalism.
Jessica has received awards from the San Diego Press Club, the Society of Professional Journalists, Scholars without Borders, the SDSU Women's Association, the Mensa Foundation, and the John F. Reeves Memorial Foundation. She is fluent in Spanish.
Four employees including three reporters were let go from the nonprofit news organization voiceofsandiego.org, it was announced today.
San Diego Lifeguards today were determining what to do with a dead 50-foot fin whale that washed up ashore on an isolated Point Loma beach yesterday.
The local Pearl Harbor survivor, who was discovered living in squalor as a victim of elder abuse in January of this year, has died of pneumonia at a convalescent home in Chula Vista.
A new report finds there are now more Hispanic children living in poverty than any other ethnic group.
Two local congressmen are weighing in on the federal government's attempt to block Arizona's new immigration law. The law is scheduled to take effect this month.
In 1975, over 50,000 Vietnamese refugees passed through the gates of Camp Pendleton after the fall of Saigon. The Camp Pendleton Historical Society has opened an exhibit to remember the "Tent City" constructed on base to house thousands of people after the war.