SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE -- As KQED’s executive director of news and public affairs, he was credited with shaping its award-winning state and regional news coverage. Previously, Mr. Ramirez had served as a reporter and an editor at the San Francisco Examiner and the Oakland Tribune, and president of the Center for Investigative Reporting's board of directors. He also taught journalism at San Francisco State University and University of California, Berkeley. He had given $25,000 to create the Raul Ramirez Diversity in Journalism Fund at San Francisco State, which will recognize Journalism students whose work promotes diversity. Those who wish to honor Mr. Ramirez's memory are asked to contribute to the fund.