Otis Taylor, SF Chronicle Reporter, Joins Dominican University On Voter Registration Day

By Brandon Cadiz

Posted on October 16, 2017 at 7:53 PM PDT

Photo via Penguin Radio

Photo via Penguin Radio

On Tuesday September 26th, San Francisco Chronicle Reporter, Otis Taylor joined Penguin Radio on Dominican University’s Voter Registration day to discuss social justice issues that he covers for the newspaper, and talks about President Donald Trump’s stance on athletes kneeling for the National Anthem.

Taylor shared his primary area of focus in the bay area: homelessness, race/gender disparity, immigration, housing, and cannabis. He said he wants his stories to be  “focusing on engaging readers and people on situations they overlook or think they understand.”

Taylor also said that people tend to not see the entire narrative of an story. One major issue is homelessness, and he says that people see the wrong message: “All you hear about is the garbage, the filth, people not working. And now we’ve marginalized these people as if they’re ‘other,’ and that we don’t need to help them and that we overlook them.”  

Humanizing major issues is what Taylor tries to do in all of his pieces, “I try to engage readers by showing them people and having them see people, having them read people that are going through a struggle that they probably haven’t taken time to consider.”

You can listen to the rest of the interview right here on Penguin Radio: Otis Taylor Interview