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Jane Stevens - Member
I'm editor of ACEsTooHigh, a site that focuses on reducing ACE scores. What's your ACE score? ACEs refers to the CDC's Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, which shows that child trauma is a leading factor in causing adult onset of chronic disease. I manage the ACEs Too High Network, for people who are implementing ACE concepts. I'm also setting up a network of local social-journalism health news sites in California. They're based on WellCommons.com, the first local social-journalism health news site launched in the U.S. while I was director of media strategies at The World Company in Lawrence, KS, from 2009-2011.
I've been a science/technology/health journalist for nearly 30 years. In 2008-2009, I was a fellow at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri. I started my career in newspapers and, after 12 years, founded a sci-tech feature service with 20 newspaper clients worldwide, including the Los Angeles Times, the Dallas Morning News, the Washington Post, and Asahi Shimbun's AERA Magazine.
I moved to the Web in 1996 as part of the first group of videojournalists at New York Times Television, and later did multimedia reporting for the New York Times, Discovery Channel, and MSNBC.com.
For four years, I lived and worked in Kenya and Bali, Indonesia. I've written for magazines including National Geographic, Nature, and Science. As editorial director of Oceans Now, I led a terrific team to create the ocean science niche news sites TOPP.org and the Great Turtle Race 2007. I've taught at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism and the Knight Digital Media Center, and consulted with news organizations transitioning to webcentric newsrooms. I'm co-director, with Dr. Lori Dorfman at the Berkeley Media Studies Group, of the Violence Reporting Project, which encourages news organizations to take a public health and solution-oriented approach to crime reporting.