Deborah Petersen

What I learned from living through the unthinkable

When I was in college decades ago, I found myself feeling a similar mix of grief, shame and disbelief.

Joining the SF Homeless Project to inspire solutions

The visibility of the problem inspires some to seek solutions, but it makes others overwhelmed, frustrated or worse, complacent.

Doing good without realizing it

There’s a homeless man I see every day during my commute to The City.

How our publications decide to quote — and protect — unnamed sources

Sometimes we assume our readers know where we draw the line in acquiring information for a story.

San Francisco’s poop problem needs a 24-hour solution

A month or so ago, I was heading to catch BART at 16th & Mission after a half hour Muni ride.

Take our online reader survey

Just prior to making my way back to journalism, I attended an intense two-week Executive Education program at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Let’s continue meaningful conversations on The Examiner’s new website

We launched a new website site on Monday afternoon, and for a…