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Janine is the founding editor and editor-in-chief of Dogster and Catster Magazines. She 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, the tallest Italian Greyhound I know.
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.
What I Want to Be When I Grow Up: As a theatre kid growing up in Manila, Broadway was once my ultimate goal. But this was before I learned that the stage can be a cold, cruel mistress. Niche journalism, my other love, has proven to be a less temperamental partner.
Jul 16, 2014 — And now, five things we're crazy about at Dogster HQ this week.
Jul 11, 2014 — We called her "The Bee's Knees," our little one-eyed sloth, our little monkey. She loved the ocean, and shrimp, and her rescued human, Lori.
Jul 9, 2014 — The damn thing actually put tears in my eyes because I came so close to losing my little guy, Moxie, mere weeks before. And here he was, immortalized on rice paper in watercolor.
Mar 5, 2014 — Our favorite Berlin-based dog lifestyle brand has partnered with travel brand TUMI. Moxie and Beasley put their collaboration to the test.
Dec 13, 2013 — Dogster Editor-in-Chief Janine Kahn shares her top picks for dogs and their humans this year.
Nov 28, 2013 — Five years ago today, a ridiculously special pup came into the world. This year, I almost lost him.
Oct 17, 2013 — Don't worry, I had him in this orca outfit for less than five minutes. And you better believe he earned his treats. But can he earn your vote?
Oct 16, 2013 — The actor told Katie Couric his life lacks a dog. Well, this is Dogster, and we have suggestions.
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