CEO and Founder
Eric was a staff writer at the Washington Post from 1993 until 2002. He has written for the
Metro, Style and the Sunday Magazine sections of the paper and has written numerous front-
page stories about the changing cultural shifts in American society. In 1999 he was a finalist for
the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing. His writing has also appeared in the New York Times and
the Wall Street Journal.
Eric is the founder of Journalismnext.com, the largest career website for media professionals of
color. Journalismnext also operates the National Association of Black Journalists career website, The NABJ Career Center and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists career website, The NAHJ Career Center.
He’s worked at the Oregonian newspaper in Portland, OR, as a general assignment and crime
reporter. He taught journalism at Georgetown University and at The University of Richmond.
Previously, he was a Georgetown University Journalism Fellow and a frequent contributor to the
Washington Post Magazine. He grew up in the San Francisco, Bay Area and has degrees from
UCLA, where he played on the national championship varsity tennis team, and Oxford