Fog City Journal / Articles Posted by Brian Rinker
Brian Rinker is an award-winning journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He earned an associate degree in journalism from the City College of San Francisco before transferring to SF State where he currently is seeking a bachelor's degree in journalism. Brian reports on a wide range of topics ranging from local politics to urban beekeeping to students who moonlight as porn stars, and his passion lies in telling stories through the eyes of the individuals affected by the issues effecting our communities. Having spent most of his twenties drinking alcoholically and shooting heroin, Brian didn't develop a passion for journalism-- or anything else for that matter-- until he got sober at 29. He put down the needle and picked up the pen. Brian now uses his experience and strength to help others and serve the community.
by Brian Rinker on Nov 13, 2012 | No Comments
Mia Tu Mutch, 22, identifies as transgender and prefers female pronouns. Mutch was refused health care access after service providers discovered she is transgender. She is not alone.
by Brian Rinker on Jul 28, 2012 | 7 Comments
The collapse of print media, combined with the rise of the Internet, has contributed to a boom in citizen journalism and blogging, as well as layoffs of thousands of newsroom staffers as advertising dollars have vaporized.
by Brian Rinker on Jul 19, 2012 | 2 Comments
Governor Jerry Brown approved Wednesday billions of dollars in government funding to initiate construction on a controversial high-speed rail line that will one day cut across the Central Valley and connect San Francisco with Los Angeles.
by Brian Rinker on Jul 09, 2012 | 4 Comments
Saturday evening, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts unveiled Occupy Bay Area — an exhibit showcasing political posters, photos and videos of the movement’s guiding principles — with an opening night celebration that included live performances by local artists dedicated to social change.