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The J-School Alumni Page is designed to keep you connected and involved.
As the world adjusts to the ever-changing journalism and technology fields, so has the curriculum here at the J-School. Our two-year Master of Journalism program still emphasizes the importance of investigative in-depth reporting and getting the story first and getting it right. With the constant evolution of the medium in which the news is delivered, our program continues to teach students the skills and innovative thinking needed to succeed in the journalism world.
The J-School operates three community reporting websites (Oakland North, Mission Local and Richmond Confidential) staffed by both first and second year students. These sites provide content to three neighborhoods in the Bay Area underrepresented in traditional media.
We encourage cross training, and J-School students build their curriculum through the media platforms and reporting topics of their choice. Today's job market requires journalists to have an exceptional array of skills and experience. Exploration and versatility are major features of our curriculum. We consider journalistic integrity and objective reporting to be the foundation for everything we teach.
Cory Welch, Alumni Relations
Bob Bishop, Class of 1977
Why did you decide to give back to the J-School?
"I like long-form journalism, and I feel long form deserves a lot of support."
Listen to the entire interview here.
Bob Bishop (B.A. '77) discusses why he donates to the J-School.
In January of 2012, the National Association of Black Journalists inducted J-School donor and UC Berkeley Alum, Jonathan Rodgers (B.A. '67), into the NABJ Hall of Fame. Whitney Pennington '12 was there and interviewed Rodgers about this honor.
During Alumni Weekend 2011, alumni spanning five decades gathered at the J-School to reconnect with faculty and friends, and meet the new alumni and current students.