R.B. Brenner, Stanford’s journalism program deputy director, was recently named the next director at the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Journalism.
Brenner came to Stanford in 2010 after serving as an editor at The Washington Post. Brenner headed The Post’s coverage of the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007, which earned The Post a Pulitzer Prize in 2008.
Brenner has served as a lecturer in the Department of Communications, teaching courses in public issues reporting, digital journalism and narrative writing. He also assisted the Peninsula Press, the Graduate Program in Journalism’s multimedia news website.
Brenner worked at U-T San Diego prior to his time at the Post. In 2009, Brenner served as a consultant for the movie “State of Play,” in which he had a cameo appearance.