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Mr. Paul B. Kandell

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Board Member

Local Address:  California , United States
Journalism Education Association of Northern California
2000 O Street Suite 120
Sacramento , California 95811
United States

Company Description: The Journalism Education Association of Northern California, a non-profit organization headquartered in Stockton, CA, is committed to serving scholastic journalism...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • master's degree , journalism
    University of Missouri at Columbia
  • bachelor's degree , psychology
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About us | Newsroom by the Bay at Stanford University, 15 Aug 2015 [cached]
Paul B. Kandell, the 2009 Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year, and the 2009 California Journalism Teacher of the Year, earned a master's in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia and reported for Newsweek before becoming a high school journalism instructor in 1996. In addition to advising two award-winning journalism publications - Verde magazine and The Paly Voice ( - at Palo Alto High School, he serves on the board of the Journalism Education Association of Northern California and on the Student Press Law Center's Advisory Council Steering Committee. The Paly Voice is a five-time winner of the National Scholastic Press Association's Online Pacemaker Award and one of only two scholastic journalism winners of the Webby Award from the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. A frequent presenter at local, state and national scholastic journalism conventions, Paul has served as co-director of Internet Youth Journalism Advising, a traveling adviser-training program formerly headquartered at San Francisco State University's Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism, and director of the East Palo Alto Journalism Institute, a six-week educational/internship program designed to help EPA youth leapfrog into scholastic journalism programs and pre-professional media opportunities. The lead writer for the University of California's model Advanced Journalism curriculum, Paul also is one of the leading writers for 21st, an online curriculum for promoting digital, information and citizenship literacy in American high school English classes. He is one of the driving forces behind Palo Alto High School's $10 million media arts center, scheduled to open in 2014. Contact Paul at
Palo Alto High School | Home of the Vikings, 27 July 2015 [cached]
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"Any day some story could come ..., 4 Jan 2009 [cached]
"Any day some story could come to me and my students that would put me in a bad position," said Paul Kandell, a journalism advisor at Palo Alto High School. "Without some security, teachers like me would lose their jobs."
Kandell, who has advised journalism students for 13 years, considers himself fortunate. He said he hasn't had problems regarding story or censorship issues at his school.
Paly Voice - Aaron Lee, 8 May 2010 [cached]
Newsbrief: Paly teacher Paul Kandell receives journalism award Campanile, News, September 21, 2009 Palo Alto High School journalism teacher Paul Kandell was named the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Journalism Teacher of the Year on Sept. 14, 2009 . Kandell, the advisor for the Paly publications Verde Magazine and Voice the online news web site, applied for the prestigious award in June 2009.
Paly Voice - Paul Kandell, 8 May 2010 [cached]
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Faculty adviser (class of 1985)
Paul Kandell, adviser to The Paly Voice ( and Verde magazine, both at Palo Alto High School, has been teaching English and journalism since 1996. Before arriving in Palo Alto, he earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from UC-Berkeley and a master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri at Columbia, where he worked for the daily Columbia Missourian, covering police, courts and the Ku Klux Klan, among other things. Throughout the early 90s he worked as a stringer out of Newsweek's San Francisco bureau, covering news and features for 10 Western states as he earned his teaching credential at San Francisco State University. From 1996 to 2000, he taught and advised at Lowell High School in San Francisco. Throughout his teaching career, Kandell has been active in helping train other journalism advisers, speaking at local, state and national workshops and conventions. He is the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund's 2009 National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He lives in Mountain View, Calif., with his wife, Jacqui Kandell, a French teacher, and two children.
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