Talia Kennedy served as the 2006-2007 campus editor and the 2007 winter and spring-quarter features editor of The California Aggie. Prior to being a dual editor, she was a news writer for The Aggie's campus desk during the 2005-2006 academic year. During that time, she wrote stories for The Aggie's campus, features, science and technology and arts and entertainment desks. She wrote over 240 stories for The Aggie, more than any other single writer or editor then at the newspaper or since. At times in the summer, it felt like she was producing half of the Aggie's content.
In May 2007, some controversy came into play at The Aggie. In a public letter, 31 writers and staff asked for the resignation of the editor in chief, Peter Hamilton, and Kennedy. In response, both she and the editor in chief requested the resignation of the 31 people who signed said letter and wrote a letter responding to the group's allegations. She attempted to get back at one staff member for that person's role in the controversy by using a sockpuppet account to post mean things on that staff member's DavisWiki page.
Where is she now?
After graduating from UC Davis in two academic years, Talia attended the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, where she earned a master's in 2009. According to Facebook, she currently works at the San Francisco Chronicle. Oh dear.
She has continued to be published at UC Davis, in the form of a UC Davis Magazine article.
Other Davis activities
She was student life editor of El Rodeo, UC Davis' now-defunct yearbook, during the 2005-2006 school year. She wrote a ton of articles for it.
The Davis Enterprise
Kennedy worked as an intern for The Davis Enterprise during summer 2007, after which time the The People's Vanguard of Davis wrote an article on a controversial story she wrote about the UC Davis sociology department.
- California College Media Association honorable mention award for Best News Series, for the fall 2006 Aggie series on prominent UC Davis officials for which she shadowed Chancellor ["Larry Vanderhoef", April 2007.
- The Sacramento Bee's outstanding journalism scholarship, 2006
Talia's work has been published in the following publications.
- The California Aggie
- El Rodeo
- The New York Times
- The Sacramento Bee
- The Davis Enterprise
- Davis Life Magazine
|The California Aggie Staff 2006 — 2007|
|Editor in Chief|
|E. Ashley Wright|
|Melanie B. Glover|
|Science and Tech Editor|