Publisher and chief operating officer, CALmatters
Marcia Parker is publisher and chief operating officer of CALmatters, a nonprofit journalism organization covering California politics, policies and personalities. Prior to joining CALmatters she was executive director of content and audience engagement for Penton’s Technology news portfolio. She previously was editorial programming and audience development director at State.com, a global opinion platform, and was West Coast editorial director of Patch.com, AOL’s venture into hyperlocal journalism.
Parker taught at and was assistant dean at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism for several years, and then joined the nonprofit Center for Investigative Reporting in Berkeley. She served as launch manager for the website of California Watch, CIR’s statewide investigative reporting unit. Previously she did stints at AOL, where she was a director of programming, and was assistant managing editor at Intuit’s quicken.com, then the leading personal finance website.