I’m a writer and editor in San Francisco, the great city I’ve called home since 1994. My reporting and commentary have appeared in publications including Salon (where I was an editor from 2003-2009), Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today and Mother Jones, where I’m currently a senior editor. I’m also the associate director of MediaBugs. I have a MFA in Writing from University of San Francisco, and periodically teach journalism and creative writing at San Francisco State University and 826 Valencia.

I write about a broad range of things; you can check out a cross section of my long-form journalism here. I also blog on this site about politics, culture and media innovation. For my current writing at Mother Jones, go here.

I also serve on the advisory board of the Teacher Salary Project. When you’re done looking around here, please also click over to the TSP site and consider supporting our mission to boost pay for America’s woefully underpaid educators.

Feel free to send me e-mail, and for additional links and thoughts, follow me on Twitter here. Thanks for coming by.

-MF (Feb. 2012)

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