The New America Foundation has announced a new list of California fellows.
They are Douglas McGray, Lisa Margonelli and Jennifer Washburn. McGary
writes about social and international issues, technology, and culture.
McGray will investigate a wide array of issues related to poverty and
immigration, from education and health care to housing and the criminal
justice system. Margonelli will look into California and the evolving energy
market, and how the state is poised to lead in the transition to clean and
renewable power. Washburn’s work will focus on the accelerating trend of
privatizing government services, and the “erosion of the public sphere in
America.” … The California Journal Foundation will not be resurrected. The
magazine, founded in 1970, stopped publication after its January 2005 issue,
and was looking to raise money to begin printing again. While the news was
not terribly unexpected, the formal announcement is still a sad ending for
one of the state’s best known publications dealing with California politics
and policy. Capitol Weekly’s editor Anthony York and Managing Editor John
Howard are both Journal alumni