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Andrew Dyer


About Me

I write 'The Beerdist' column in San Diego CityBeat and am the Editor in Chief at The Daily Aztec, San Diego State University's independent student newspaper. I am a ten-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, father and third year journalism student pursuing my passion for writing and photography. I also do freelance community reporting for SD Metro magazine and the Mid-City Newspaper Group including North Park News and Adams Avenue News.

In the Navy I came to resent blind adherence to authority and saw first-hand the corrupting nature of power and the abuses those at the top can inflict on those beneath them. I made a mid-career course correction to become an investigative journalist in order to hold the powerful accountable.


National Finalist, Online Opinion and Commentary

2016 Mark of Excellence Award, Society of Professional Journalists

First Place, Opinion Story
Journalism Association of Community Colleges 2016 State Conference

First Place, College Media News Story
Society of Professional Journalists San Diego 2016 Journalism Awards

Second Place, News Story
Journalism Association of Community Colleges 2016 State Conference

Second Place, College Print: News
San Diego Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards 2016

Second Place, Critical Review
Journalism Association of Community Colleges 2016 SoCal Conference on-the-spot awards

​Fourth Place, Copy Editing
Journalism Association of Communtiy Colleges 2016 State Conference on-the-spot awards

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