loisc kazakoff

deputy editorial page editor, the San Francisco Chronicle
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Fellow for Best Practices: Editorial/Commentary in Cyberspace

loisc kazakoff is deputy editorial page editor at the San Francisco Chronicle where she has tried a variety of multimedia tools to convey the editorial views of the newspaper and its op-ed writers, while enabling readers to respond online. Before taking on this job in 2001, she was opinion page editor for two years and business wire editor for five years at the Chronicle. Earlier, Kazakoff was business copy editor, staff writer, interim assistant city editor and assistant business editor at the (Walnut Creek, Calif.) Contra Costa Times and California beat reporter for The (Sonora, Calif.) Union Democrat where she initiated wrote and edited the newspaper's first business pages. Her awards from Association of Opinion Page Editors include Best Overall Section in 2007 and 2005, Best Theme Page in 2002 and Best Op-ed Feature in 1999. Kazakoff was invited and testified before Congress on the need for the "Common Cents Stock Pricing Act of 1997." A board member of the National Conference of Editorial Writers, she is chairman of the futures committee. Kazakoff graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a bachelor's degree in French studies and from Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism with a Master of Science in journalism.


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