Beth Thornton is a freelance reporter for KCBX, and a contributor to Issues & Ideas. She is especially interested in how our daily lives are affected by the convergence of words, images, and technology.
Before radio, she worked in print and video for newspapers, corporations, and nonprofit organizations. Most recently, she was the editor of Connections, a monthly e-newsletter published by the Center for Media Literacy that includes research and media activities for K-12 educators. Originally from northern California, Beth moved to Santa Barbara to attend UCSB. She also holds a certificate in creative writing from UCLA Extension Writers' Program. Beth listens to public radio at every opportunity, and enjoys cycling on the Central Coast.