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William Lobdell & Joelle Casteix-Insider Media Consulting-USA



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 William Lobdell is an award-winning journalist for more than two decades, including 18 years with the Los Angeles Times and its sister newspapers. The OC Weekly called Lobdell “a multiple-award-winning titan, one of the best reporters ever to grace American newspapers.” He currently is the publisher of an Internet media company and operates blogs on religion, Orange County news and the sport of triathlon. Lobdell’s new book —  “Losing My Religion: How I Lost My Faith Reporting on Religion in America” — was released by HarperCollins in February. He also has been a visiting faculty member for 12 years at the University of California, Irvine.  He attended Stanford University and graduated from the University of California, Irvine.


 Joelle Casteix Headshot

A former journalist, Joelle Casteix is now a sought-after spokesperson, trainer and consultant to organizations in times of crisis.  During the past ten years, she has developed and launched scores of successful crisis plans, awareness campaigns, and press events nationwide.  Joelle has also served as a local, regional and national spokesperson for non-profit groups, corporations and advocacy organizations, appearing on the morning shows and news magazines of the four major networks, local and national radio, and the 24-hours news stations, including CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC.  She has been the principal spokesperson in more than 100 regional and national press conferences, fielding questions from local, national and international media on controversial issues in times of crisis.  In addition, Joelle has also testified in front of numerous state legislatures, directly and immediately addressing lawmakers questions on pending legislation. Her print and digital experience is also expansive, having been profiled or interviewed in more than 1,000 print and digital media/blog articles.  As a result, Joelle is a popular information source for journalists across the United States. She is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara and completed graduate work at the University of Colorado, Denver.  

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