Forrest Hartman



California State University

University of Nevada

Poynter's News University



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  • Veteran journalist focusing on entertainment technology, television, and video.
  • Academic lecturer in English and journalism.
  • Professional film critic.


Forrest Hartman is a former writer for Lifewire. His articles on the site cover entertainment technology such as smart TVs and video, along with television reviews.

In his more than a decade as a journalist, he has covered everything from America's conversion to high-definition television to the Academy Awards. He writes for newspapers, magazines, and the web. He is arts editor of the Reno Gazette-Journal and a regular contributor to Gannett News Service, Reno Magazine, and New Jersey View magazine. His byline has appeared in some of the largest newspapers in the nation, and he writes a syndicated DVD column that appears weekly in the Reno Gazette-Journal, Lansing State Journal, Florida Today, and several smaller publications.

He teaches English and journalism at the college level and is an adjunct faculty member at California State University, Chico. 


  • Bachelor's degree in information and communication studies with an emphasis on journalism from California State University in Chico (1990)
  • Graduate-level coursework in English at the University of Nevada, Reno
  • Poynter-Cronkite Certificate Program for Adjunct Instructors, Poynter's News University

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