Kim Bisheff

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Kim Bisheff


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  • M.J., UC Berkeley
  • B.A. UCLA 


  • Media Literacy
  • Public Affairs Reporting
  • Media Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Kim Lisagor Bisheff (M.A. UC Berkeley, 1999; B.A. UCLA, 1995) worked at the Los Angeles Times and Outside magazine before becoming a freelance writer, author and lecturer. Her most recent book, “Disappearing Destinations” (Penguin Random House, co-authored with Heather Hansen) won the Outstanding Book Award for General Nonfiction from the American Society of Journalists & Authors. Kim chaired the journalism program at Cuesta College from 2012 to 2016 and has taught journalism at Cal Poly since 2004. She specializes in multimedia journalism, media entrepreneurship and public affairs reporting, and writes frequently about the spread of misinformation through social networks.

Selected Publications

  • How to Tell Fact from Fiction and Trust the News Again ( Misinformation in the Time of COVID (
  • How to Turn Students Into Responsible News Consumers (


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