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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.

Tribeca, ESPN, Al Jareeza and Ellis Island all on Alums' April Calendars

April is packed with bi-coastal premieres of several J-School alum documentary films and multimedia projects. These powerful stories touch on everything from one of the most high-profile plagiarism cases in American history to the untold and often hidden stories of immigrants.

 

Hundreds Turn Out for Logan Gallery Opening

Around 300 people admired the work of Vivian Maier Wednesday night at the opening of the new Reva and David Logan Gallery of Documentary Photography in North Gate Hall. The celebration highlighted both a generous gift for an endowed J-School chair and never-before-seen photos taken by the late nanny and self-taught street photographer.

 

Reva and David Logan Gallery of Documentary Photography Opens at the J-School

Join us Wednesday, April 2 to celebrate the newly endowed and named Reva and David Logan Gallery of Documentary Photography in the halls of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

 

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.

Tuesday, April 22nd
Professional Seminar: June Cross

June Cross will discuss the future of the documentary program at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and, generally, what students need to know today to successfully practice the documentary film craft.

 Envisioning Human Rights: The Next Generation
Tuesday, April 22nd
Envisioning Human Rights: The Next Generation

Envisioning Human Rights: The Next Generation includes paintings, photographs, and prints by UC student artists from across the state, addressing critical human rights issues.

Work by J-School students: Emily Marie Gibson '15, Mateo Hoke '14, and Avni Nijawan '14.  

Suzanne Franks | Women in Journalism
Tuesday, April 29th
Suzanne Franks | Women in Journalism

In many countries, the majority of high profile journalists and editors remain male. Although there have been considerable changes in the prospects for women working in the media in the past few decades, women are still noticeably in the minority in the top journalistic roles, despite making up the majority of journalism students.

THE SUN NEVER SETS
Thursday, May 8th
THE SUN NEVER SETS

Filmmaker Ben Daitz will appear in person for a post-screening Q&A. 

Monday, June 2nd
Multimedia Storytelling Institute 2014

To stay ahead in the new media environment you must be proficient in storytelling with video, photography, and data visualization tools and technologies. Plus, be a producer of online content to websites, news sites, blogs, and social networks. This intensive two-week program is a hands-on training in essential skills for digital media production.

Advance Registration Required

Featured Projects

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