About Alan Siporin
|During Alan Siporin's twenty-year public
radio career, he's received more than one hundred national and
state awards for his writing, commentaries, feature reporting,
investigative reporting, interviewing, and talk show hosting.
The ACLU and NAACP have also presented Siporin with awards in
recognition of his significant service to the community. He
is one of only two recipients of the Tom McCall Award, named
after Oregon's late governor, and presented by the Associated
Press for exceptional reporting on quality of life issues.
|Between 1983 and 1993, he was National
Public Radio's primary freelance reporter for Oregon stories. He served
as NPR's analyst during President Clinton's Forest Summit, and his
commentaries have aired on NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
He's also filled in as an editor at NPR. He served as moderator for
Oregon's Gubernatorial Debate in 1994 and has moderated numerous community
forums. He's written for the New York Times and Northwest
Magazine, and he wrote a regular editorial column for The Eugene
Weekly. He contributed the chapter on activism to the Eugene City
Club's history of Eugene, Eugene 1945 - 2000.
Siporin designed and taught the PRNDI Project, a workshop for top
level public radio reporters that produced a nationally-aired documentary
each year, from 1992 through 1999, sponsored by the Public Radio News
Directors, Inc. He's also taught at the Fishtrap Writers Conference
and at Haystack Writers Conference, both in Oregon; and he's taught
classes at Lane Community College, in Eugene, Oregon.
Currently, he hosts and produces Critical Mass, the award winning
listener call-in program at KLCC, the NPR affiliate in Eugene.
You can listen to some of Alan's
Commentaries and programs on KLCC 89.7 FM
Copyright @2002. Alan Siporin.
All rights reserved.
2002 / hardcover / ISBN 0-9722806-0-X / 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" / 320
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