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Lee Romney's blog posts

posted 03/01/2022
The evening that cemented my relationship with my collaborator involved a waterfront bar, a deafening tuba solo, and my attempt to take a call from a now-disgraced former sheriff.
posted 05/30/2019
In a city that has been rapidly losing its black middle class, challenges for those who remain are heightened by poverty, isolation and systemic bias. But how does a journalist do more than just report on the problem?
posted 07/25/2018
Today’s San Francisco is both a microcosm of the challenge facing African-American public school students and a beacon for potential change.

Awards and Updates

2020 Regional Edward R. Murrow for Best Series — awarded by RTDNA

For Center for Health Journalism supported KALW series Learning While Black: The Fight for Equity in San Francisco Schools 

2020 Excellence in Journalism Award for explanatory journalism - awarded by Society for Professional Journalists, NorCal Chapter

For KALW two-part series on the failure of public schools to serve low-income Black students with dyslexia

2019 Excellence in Journalism Award for ongoing coverage - awarded by Society for Professional Journalists, NorCal Chapter

For CHJ-supported KALW series, Learning While Black: The Fight for Equity in San Francisco Schools

Lee Romney's Blog

The evening that cemented my relationship with my collaborator involved a waterfront bar, a... more »
posted 03/01/22
In a city that has been rapidly losing its black middle class, challenges for those who remain... more »
posted 05/30/19
Today’s San Francisco is both a microcosm of the challenge facing African-American public school... more »
posted 07/25/18

Lee Romney's Work

To tell the story, we needed to track down a man who was committed to a state hospital over a half-century ago. Even if we found him, would he talk to us?
A story from an era before the rights of gay people were recognized as inherent to their humanity and right to privacy, an era that suddenly seems less far away than it used to.
The series has received support from the Fund for Journalism on Child Well-Being, a program of USC's Center for Health Journalism....