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Janine Kahn is the founding editor and former editor-in-chief of Dogster and Catster Magazines. She currently operates as the Executive Editorial Director for I-5 Publishing, Dogster's new parent company, and oversees the content for all its online titles.
Janine was named a "rising star" in media for 2013 by magazine industry organization Min. In previous career incarnations, she held web editor positions at Village Voice alternative newsweeklies (including SF Weekly and OC Weekly), the Los Angeles Times, and USC Annenberg’s Online Journalism Review. She has several pompous-sounding awards from her days at the weeklies in a box in her storage unit, but Janine thinks it’s way more impressive that she has her dog tattooed on her skin in four different locations. Janine hates that she had braces on when the video below was shot but thinks you should see it anyway, vanity be damned.
Location: San Francisco, CA (but born and raised in Manila, Philippines)
Where You Can Stalk Me on the Internet: @janinekahn
What I Do for a Living: I edit stories, editorial calendars, processes and people.
The Furry Members of My Household Are: Moxie (Italian Greyhound), Kaboom (English Angora rabbit), and Roger Sterling (American Chinchilla rabbit)
My Favorite Things to Write Are: Personal, bleeding-heart narratives; ridiculous listicles; general tomfoolery.
My Pet Peeves Are: People who misappropriate apostrophes; bigots and homophobes; retractable leashes.
How I Deal with Dog/Cat Hair: Mr. Mox doesn’t shed very much, and when he does I rarely notice because all my furniture is conveniently the same shade he is.
Jan 31, 2014 — Colonel Meow was taken from us far too soon. But we, his minions at Catster HQ, will never forget.
Oct 23, 2013 — My baby brother has a new love: a feral kitty named Tugboat.
Sep 18, 2013 — Massive congratulations to our cat-savvy columnists, who brought home certificates of excellence in this year's CWA awards.
Feb 13, 2013 — When the volunteers at CARA Welfare learned about the two cats rotting at the Pasig Rainforest Park, they set out to spring them straightaway.
Nov 27, 2012 — Christina Aguilera: accidental cat lady? When we saw her in this sweater we knew you had to have it. Or at least a knockoff of it.
Nov 20, 2012 — Ever wondered what goes on backstage at the world-famous holiday adoption event?
Oct 25, 2012 — If the fashion-forward types at Madewell can appreciate a good cat scarf, so can you.
May 9, 2012 — Clarion Alley, a sliver of a street in San Francisco's Mission District, is home to some of the most eye-catching murals in town.
Feb 5, 2012 — For someone who is more often than not a dog person, I have an odd history when it comes to showing up at brick-and-mortar stores...
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