The Vox Indie blog is written and edited by Ellen Seidler. A 27 year film and journalism veteran, Seidler began her career in journalism at ABC News in New York as an assignment editor, and later joined KRON-TV in San Francisco as a photojournalist and editor. Seidler is currently a professor of Fine & Media Arts at Contra Costa College in San Pablo, California. She has also been a lecturer in Digital Media at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism and taught workshops for the Knight Digital Media Center at Berkeley.
Over the past two decades, she has also produced/directed/ and worked as a cinematographer on a variety of independent film and documentary projects. Her directing credits include the award-winning documentary “Fighting for Our Lives-Facing AIDS in San Francisco” and the indie feature “And Then Came Lola” which screened in LGBT film festivals throughout the world.
Following the release of “And Then Came Lola” in 2010 Seidler began to speak out on the issue of online piracy and created a blog www.popuppirates.com. to document online piracy’s link to profit (via advertising revenue ) and its negative impact on content creators.
Seidler received her B.A. in fine arts from Harvard University, and her M.A. in journalism from U.C. Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.