James Cornsilk

San Francisco

Video Journalist

Education: University of California Berkeley, Master of Journalism ; University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Bachelor of Journalism

James Cornsilk is a video journalist based in The Washington Post's San Francisco Bureau. He joined The Post in 2019. Previously, he has produced video pieces for PBS Newshour and Wall Street Journal.
Latest from James Cornsilk

    California's Indigenous farmworkers struggle with vaccine barriers

    To encourage the covid-19 vaccine to California’s Indigenous farmworkers from Mexico, a Fresno non-profit provides resources in their native languages.

    November 24, 2021

      Climate change fuels a water rights conflict built on over a century of broken promises

      A historic dry spell has parched a region once dubbed the “Everglades of the West,” leaving thousands without water and worsening tensions between Native Americans, farmers, ranchers and the federal government.

      November 22, 2021

        Anger and elation in Kenosha after Rittenhouse acquittal

        There were celebrations and skirmishes outside the county courthouse in Kenosha, Wis., on Nov. 19 as Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted on all counts.

        November 19, 2021

          Hotel guests are back, but many housekeepers are out of work

          Hotel chains like Hilton and Marriott have ended the practice of automatic daily room cleaning, leaving many housekeepers without work.

          November 11, 2021

            Workers across the country strike over wage, benefit cuts in 'two-tier' contracts

            Workers across the country are on strike over proposed “two-tier” contracts that would cut wages and benefits for new hires and impact workplace morale.

            October 29, 2021

              The Facebook Papers: What Mark Zuckerberg told Congress vs. what Facebook said internally

              The Facebook Papers show what its employees knew about how the website fostered polarization and how it contrasted with CEO Mark Zuckerberg's public comments.

              October 25, 2021

                California oil spill could affect marine life for years

                Trace amounts of oil found in marine life can impact their development and ability to reproduce for years, especially if the oil gets into sensitive wetlands.

                October 6, 2021

                  Republicans were challenging the result of the California recall before there was one

                  Before the election was called, Republican candidate Larry Elder and former president Donald Trump both challenged the legitimacy of the California recall vote

                  September 16, 2021

                    California’s quirky recall process could put a conservative libertarian in the governor's office

                    California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) will face Republican front-runner Larry Elder on Sept. 14 in the state’s first recall election since 2003.

                    September 12, 2021

                      Caldor Fire sends South Lake Tahoe residents fleeing to Nevada

                      The fast-moving Caldor Fire moved into South Lake Tahoe, Calif., forcing evacuations and sending residents to evacuation centers in Reno, Nevada.

                      September 1, 2021