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Reach Further

It Begins With Reporting

UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism is looking for the leaders of the next generation of journalists—strongly motivated individuals with reverence for truth, a hunger to discover and to inform, a deep regard for thorough analysis, and an ardent embrace of civic engagement.

Come and join us.

The Berkeley Difference

  • Journalism, exclusively. No public relations, no advertising, no strategic communications.
  • Program built on small classes, close faculty contact, creative collaboration with outstanding fellow students.
  • Emphasis on producing high-quality, publishable work while enrolled.
  • A two-year educational immersion, because there are no shortcuts. We call our degree a Master of Journalism for a reason.

The Right Time, The Right Place

The digital explosion has created an unparalleled appetite for news as more and more people hunger to witness, experience and learn about what’s happening around them. That’s why, more than ever, our world needs professionals who are committed to reporting on contemporary realities with precision and eloquence. You’ll be prepared not just to make a living, but to make a difference.

News & Highlights

J-School students, alumni, faculty and staff in the news.

Dean Ed Wasserman offers condolences to Medill community for James Foley's death

A day after militants published a video showing the beheading of photojournalist James Foley in Syria, Berkeley J-School Dean Ed Wasserman reached out to Bradley Hamm, dean of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism — Foley's alma mater — to offer thoughts of condolence.


Celebrated filmmaker Orlando Bagwell to Direct UC Berkeley J-School's Documentary program

Noted social justice filmmaker and former Ford Foundation director Orlando Bagwell will succeed Jon Else as director of the J-School's documentary program.

Documentary fellowships named for maverick filmmaker Riggs

A $300,000 fundraising drive, now under way, honors the legacy of alumnus and professor Marlon T. Riggs.


J-School Events

Bringing the World to the J-School.
The J-School hosts public events with distinguished speakers from the media, politics, business and other fields, many at North Gate Hall.

Red Ball of a Sun Slipping Down
Friday, September 19th
Red Ball of a Sun Slipping Down

Red Ball of a Sun Slipping Down speaks of remembrance and change, of struggle and privation, of loving and loss, of then and now. B&W photographs taken years ago but never before published are interwoven with recent color photographs, that relates Richards’s relationship with an impoverished delta family as well as a growing awareness of his own aging and mortality.

ACID TEST: LSD, Ecstasy and the Power to Heal by Tom Shroder
Thursday, September 25th
ACID TEST: LSD, Ecstasy and the Power to Heal by Tom Shroder

Provocative, informative, and wildly entertaining, ACID TEST is a timely and controversial take on the potential psychedelic renaissance that is changing lives, clinical trial by clinical trial.  

The Latest in Longform
Saturday, November 8th
The Latest in Longform

Under the direction of Constance Hale, this Cal conference brings together top editors and an audience of talented, veteran writers. 

Featured Projects

Browse a sampling of projects by students & faculty.
View our recent projects page to see what else we've been up to.