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Events

Webcasts

Some events hosted at the J-School are both webcast live and archived for future viewing. Some events are webcast directly from the J-School and are archived here as streaming QuickTime, while others are webcast by webcast.berkeley.edu (which is run by Educational Technology Services). Need help tuning in to video streams? See our video help page.

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009
UC Berkeley Media Technology Summit

The UC Berkeley Media Technology Summit, an invitation-only conference sponsored by the Graduate School of Journalism and Haas School of Business.

Thursday, August 20th, 2009
David Corvo and the Future of Television News

North Gate Distinguished Speaker Series on the Future of News:  David Corvo, Vice President and Executive Producer, NBC News.

Saturday, May 16th, 2009
Graduation 2009

Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism Graduation Ceremony 2009.

Monday, March 16th, 2009
The SF Chronicle in Transition

A panel discussion about the plight of Northern California's largest
daily newspaper.

Monday, February 23rd, 2009
Practicing Journalism in the Middle East

Launching a Career as a Foreign Correspondent.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009
Will the New York Times Survive?

A Dialogue on the Future of Journalism

Thursday, January 29th, 2009
"SNARK: It's Mean, It's Personal, and It's Ruining Our Conversation"

David Denby, film critic for The New Yorker, and author of the just-released book, SNARK: It's Mean, It's Personal, and It's Ruining Our Conversation, will sign and talk about his book with linguist and professor Geoff Nunberg of the I-School.

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008
An Evening with Psychologist Paul Ekman

Ekman--one of the world's foremost authorities on emotions and facial expressions, and a member of Greater Good magazine's editorial board--will present highlights from his groundbreaking conversations with the Dalai Lama on the roots of love, compassion, anger, and morality.

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008
Grand Theft Childhood?

To celebrate the release of its new issue on play, Greater Good magazine is hosting a panel discussion that will reveal the newest facts about video game play, and what guidelines they suggest for parents, teachers, kids, and the people who create the games.

A Q&A will follow the d

Monday, November 5th, 2007
The Death of Environmentalism

Michael Pollan talks to the authors of Break Through, a book about finding a better way to address the threat of global warming and about the larger failure of American liberalism to reinvent itself.

Monday, November 5th, 2007
Extraordinary Rendition

FRONTLINE/World presents a sneak preview of our Nov. 6 broadcast story, "Extraordinary Rendition" and a chance to meet investigative reporter Stephen Grey, author of the acclaimed book, Ghost Plane: The True Story of the CIA's Rendition and Torture Program (St. Martin's, 2006).

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007
The 21st Century Family

A panel discussion was held on October 17, 2007 to celebrate Greater Good's Fall 2007 issue on "The 21st Century Family." The panel featured family experts discussing how the American family is changing, and how it can still thrive during this period of transition.

Monday, July 23rd, 2007
Religion in Second Life

Fellows from the News21 journalism initiative and their faculty advisors launch a groundbreaking experiment bringing important journalism and ongoing discussions about faith to Second Life, the innovative virtual community.

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007
Food Fight: A Teach-in On the 2007 Farm Bill

Michael Pollan will moderate a panel discussion of the 2007 farm bill, now being debated, with guests Dan Imhoff, the author of Food Fight: The Citizen's Guide to a Food and Farm Bill; George Naylor, Iowa corn farmer and president of the National Family Farms Coalition; Ann Cooper, Director of Nu

Monday, March 12th, 2007
Writing for the Greater Good: Celebrating the New Issue of Greater Good Magazine

Join us for a panel discussion to celebrate the latest issue of Greater Good, the acclaimed new magazine based at UC Berkeley. The panel will feature the magazine's editors and contributors, including legendary psychologist Philip Zimbardo and New Orleans Times-Picayune photographer Ted Jackson.

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007
The Past, Present, and Future of Food

Whole Foods Market is the largest organic and natural retailer in the world. The co-founder and CEO of the company will offer a multimedia presentation of the past, present, and future of food. Mackey will then join Pollan in conversation, continuing in person the exchange of views the two have b

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007
The View From Abroad: Is America Broken?

This event is SOLD OUT. If you do not have a ticket, please join us in Room 145 Dwinelle Hall to view a live video feed of this event.

John Micklethwait, the newly appointed Editor-in-chief of The Economist, talks with Orville Schell, Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism, about the

Thursday, January 25th, 2007
Manifesto for Change

Geneva Overholser, who holds the Curtis B. Hurley Chair in Public Affairs Reporting for the Missouri School of Journalism, has spent more than a year examining the future of journalism and produced, "A Manifesto for Change." She will discuss her findings during this event.

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006
GMOs and the Law

Please join us for a talk by Percy Schmeiser, a Canadian farmer who battled Monsanto all the way to the Supreme Court, followed by a conversation with Professor Michael Pollan, Ignacio Chapela and Schmeiser.

Thursday, November 9th, 2006
Kevin Sites: Conflict Journalism in the Digital Age

Kevin Sites of Yahoo! News will discuss his solo journalism approach to
digital story-telling. Sites is Yahoo!'s first news correspondent, covering a number of major global conflicts for "Kevin Sites in the Hot Zone" on Yahoo! News in the last year.

Thursday, October 19th, 2006
The Washington Post at War

A panel of reporters and editors from The Washington Post will discuss their experiences covering Iraq. The panel includes Rajiv Chandrasekaran, former Iraq bureau chief and author of "Imperial Life in Emerald City;" Steven Fainaru, a 2006 Pulitzer Prize finalist for his Iraq coverage; Post stri

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006
Consequences of the War on Terrorism

Featuring: George Soros, philanthropist and author of "The Age of Fallibility: The Consequences of the War on Terrorism"; Lowell Bergman, PBS Frontline Correspondent, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and The Reva and David Logan Distinguished Professor of Investigative Reporting, UC Berkeley; D

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006
China - U.S. Climate Change Forum

The China-U.S. Climate Change Forum is being organized by the Berkeley China Initiative, which is forging closer ties between U.C. Berkeley and China by bringing together key experts on important international and bilateral issues. Growing concern over climate change makes this topic an obvious c

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006
Careers in Digital Journalism

The Graduate School of Journalism and the Online News Association are hosting a noon-time discussion by top editors at leading new media companies about working at online news organizations and the new newsroom environment.

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006
Is the Media Failing America?

A Herb Caen San Francisco Chronicle Lecture featuring Dan Rather in conversation with Orville Schell, Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism. Rather was anchor and managing editor for the CBS Evening News for 24 years, and now serves as a correspondent for 60 Minutes and hosts and produces lon

Monday, April 17th, 2006
The Omnivore's Dilemma

Knight Professor of Journalism Michael Pollan will discuss his new book, "Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals," with Davia Nelson of NPR's The Kitchen Sisters.

Monday, March 13th, 2006
Iraq: Reports from the Frontlines

A panel of leading war correspondents from publications around the world will discuss their experiences covering Iraq. The panel includes John Burns from The New York Times, Dean Orville Schell, and writers from The Washington Post, and The San Francisco Chronicle. Preceding the discussion will b

Monday, March 6th, 2006
Can Newspapers Survive and Serve the Public Interest?

Please join us for a conversation with Orville Schell, Dean of UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Jouranlism, and Alan Rusbridger, Editor of The Guardian newspaper in London since 1995.

The Guardian, founded in 1821, is a leading national newspaper with a long history of editorial and polit

Monday, January 30th, 2006
Writing for the Greater Good: A Launch Party for Greater Good Magazine

Please join us to celebrate the publication of the latest issue of Greater Good, the new magazine based at UC Berkeley. Panelists, including UC Berkeley Professor Arlie Hochschild, will discuss the new issue's contents and the magazine's unique blend of science reporting and storytelling, explain

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005
Jack Hitt: The Art of the Query

Back by popular demand, Jack Hitt's Query Workshop. Hitt is a regular contributor to Harper's Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, and This American Life. Aside from a brief stint as senior editor at Harper's, he's worked freelance his entire career. This event has been archived as streaming video.

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005
An evening with Robert J. Birgeneau Chancellor and Professor of Physics

Please join us for an evening with Robert J. Birgeneau, Chancellor and Professor of Physics at UC Berkeley, in conversation with Dean Orville Schell of the Graduate School of Journalism.

Monday, November 7th, 2005
Jung Chang and Jon Halliday: "Mao: The Unkown Story"

In their new book, "Mao -- The Unknown Story," Jung Chang and Jon Halliday make an impassioned case for a reevaluation of China's leader Mao Tse-Tung as a tyrant worse than Stalin or Hitler. Chang and Halliday will discuss Mao's role with Dean Orville Schell.

Thursday, October 20th, 2005
Mao's Revolution: What Remains

Featuring Roderick MacFarquhar, the Leroy B. Williams Professor of History and Political Science at Harvard University.

The lecture will be followed by a conversation with Orville Schell, Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley.

Tuesday, October 4th, 2005
Political Dinner Seminar: Prof. Bruce Cain

BEHIND CALIFORNIA'S SPECIAL ELECTION - Professor Bruce Cain, director of Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies and newly appointed head of the University of California Center in Washington D.C., discusses the political and policy consequences of the Nov. 8 Special Election.

Friday, May 13th, 2005
Maureen Dowd and Tom Friedman

Friday May 13th at Zellerbach Hall, The Graduate School of Journalism presented "Being Opinionated in America" with world-renowned NYT columnists and book authors Maureen Dowd and Thomas Friedman in conversation with Cynthia Gorney and Mark Danner. Webcast of the program is currently available fo

Tuesday, April 19th, 2005
Journalists Under Fire: Vietnam & Iraq

Photographers Catherine Leroy, David Lesson and Don McCullin & Journalists Jonathan Schell and Mike Cerre share their experiences and expressions of war in the field.

Wednesday, March 30th, 2005
Founding Mothers

Cokie Roberts in conversation with Cynthia Gorney. Roberts' latest book, "Founding Mothers", offers stories of the women who raised this nation. Tickets are currently on-sale through Cal Performances.

Thursday, March 17th, 2005
The Consequences of Confidential Sources: Jail?

Judith Miller in conversation with Lowell Bergman. Tickets are currently on-sale through Cal Performances.

Thursday, February 24th, 2005
Beyond Organic: The Story of Polyface Farm

Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm, in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, is one of the most innovative, successful and influential farmers working in America today.

Wednesday, February 9th, 2005
Report From Baghdad: What Really Happened in the Iraqi Election

Mark Danner, Professor at the Graduate School of Journalism and Author of "Torture and Truth: America, Abu Ghraib and the War on Terror", returns from Iraq to give us a first person account of the election process and what it means for the future of Iraq.

Monday, February 7th, 2005
The Quest for Safety in a Networked World

In post-9/11 world, new technology is providing better means of achieving true homeland security while at the same time furthering the potential for techno-abetted terror. Katrina Heron, Martha Baer and Evan Ratliff are co-authors of "SAFE: The Race To Protect Ourselves In a Newly Dangerous World

Wednesday, January 26th, 2005
The Creation of The Media

Sociologist Paul Starr will discuss the shaping of communications in Europe and the U.S. from the 17th to mid-20th centuries. His new book argues that political decisions from the founding of the republic led to America's comparative advantage in communications and to American media's wide impact

Wednesday, October 27th, 2004
The Photographer As Activist

A conversation with Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism adjunct professor Ken Light and Photo Critic and Curator Fred Ritchin. This event was webcast live. A video archive is now available.

Tuesday, October 26th, 2004
Global Climate Change: What Are The Facts?

Presentation on global warming and the environment by Former Vice President Al Gore, followed by a conversation with Orville Schell, Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism.

Monday, October 25th, 2004
Has the Press Failed in Iraq: War, Torture and Accountability

A panel discussion with Robert Silvers, co-editor, New York Review of Books; Michael Massing, writer and author of "Now They Tell Us", and Graduate School of Journalism Professor Mark Danner.

Tuesday, October 12th, 2004
Bush Science

A panel discussion on the science policies of the Bush administration featuring David Baltimore, Kurt Gottfried, Bruce Buckheit, David Guston and Andrew Eller. Moderated by Michael Pollan. This event was webcast live.

Friday, October 8th, 2004
California First Amendment Coalition Annual Assembly

Featured speaker will be journalist and New Yorker writer Sy Hersh

Wednesday, October 6th, 2004
8th Annual Mario Savio Memorial Lecture & Young Activist Award

Part of the Savio Memorial Lecture Series featuring Molly Ivins, a nationally-syndicated political columnist, author of "Bushwhacked! life in George Bush's America" and the new "Who Let the Dogs In?: Incredible Political Animals I Have Known"

Monday, October 4th, 2004
Debate: Does America Need A New President?

William Kristol is Editor of the Washington-based political magazine, The Weekly Standard, and co-author, "The War Over Iraq." Mark Danner is a professor at the Graduate School of Journalism and author of "Torture and Truth". The two will debate the topic "Does America need a new president?".

Tuesday, September 28th, 2004
Humanity 2.0: Will Your Grandchildren Be Genetically Modified?

A conversation with Bill McKibben, Author of "Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered Age" and Dr. Marcy Darnovsky, Associate Director, Center for Genetics and Society. Moderated by Michael Pollan, Professor, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

Tuesday, May 4th, 2004
Social Justice & Social Empathy: Where Did They Go? How Can We Regain Them?

What does empathy have to do with inequality? Robert Reich, former U.S. secretary of labor in the Clinton era and a distinguished visiting professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy, will discuss how socio-economic inequality contributes to frayed social bonds and what we can do about it.

Friday, April 30th, 2004
China's Digital Future

Keynote Speaker:
Lawrence Lessig, Stanford University Law School


Please check website link for full conference details.

http://journalism.berkeley.edu/conf/chinadf/

Friday, April 30th, 2004
Disrupting the News Industry

A panel discussion with Dan Gillmor of the San Jose Mercury News, Neil Chase of CBS MarketWatch, Vin Crosbie of Digital Deliverance LLC and Ken Sands of The Spokane Spokesman-Review on how media companies are coping with the competing demands of ownership concentration and participatory journalis

Friday, April 30th, 2004
Revisiting Virtual Communities

A panel discussion with Criag Newmark of craigslist, Markos Moulitsas Zuniga of the Daily Kos Weblog, Mark Pincus of Tribe Networks and Susan Mernit of the Navigating the Info Jungle Weblog on how the Internet is changing social interaction and political activism.

Thursday, April 29th, 2004
Living With The Genie

A panel discussion with Denise Caruso, Ray Kurzweil (by videoconference), Howard Rheingold, Richard Rhodes, and Mark Schapiro. Moderated by Christina Desser. Introduced by Michael Pollan.

Wednesday, April 28th, 2004
The Importance of Being Famous

Maureen Orth has made headlines reporting the landscapes of fame and power -- where its citizens strive to stay young, unindicted, and always camera-ready. Orth unveils a juicy, devastating, and often heartbreaking portrait of the Era of Celebrity and its very public lives.

Tuesday, April 27th, 2004
Biotech & Nanotech - Remaking Nature in the Image of Technology

Andrew Kimbrell is the executive director of the Center for Food Safety. A public-interest lawyer and writer based in Washington, D.C., he is the author of "The Human Body Shop" and "Fatal Harvest: The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture."




Thursday, April 22nd, 2004
Changing World Views of the U.S.: An International Panel Discussion

Featuring Michael Naumann of Germany's Die Zeit Newspaper

Wednesday, March 31st, 2004
Risk Analysis or the Precautionary Principle?

Carolyn Raffensperger is a lawyer and environmentalist and the founding executive director of the Science and Environmental Health Network. She has been instrumental in introducing the precautionary principle, which was adopted by the city of San Francisco last year.

Tuesday, March 16th, 2004
Media At War Conference

A three-day series of panels, lectures and discussions by 50 journalists and foreign policy experts on the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq begins the evening of March 16 with a panel discussion by foreign reporting and other staff members at the Los Angeles Times.

Thursday, March 4th, 2004
Life Beyond Genes: The Trouble With Genetic Engineering

A talk by Craig Holdrege, Biologist, Director of The Nature Institute, and Author of "Genetics and the Manipulation of Life: The Forgotten Factor of Context"

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2004
George Soros: The Bubble of American Supremacy

Financier, philanthropist and author, George Soros, will be discussing the interesting facets of the bubble phenomenon as it relates to the United States' notion of self-supremacy in the world. Mr. Soros is also the founder and chairman of the Open Society Institute.

Thursday, February 19th, 2004
Selling Out the First Amendment

John Carroll, editor and executive vice president of The Los Angeles Times, and Michael Krasny, host of KQED-FM's Forum, will meet at Wheeler Auditiorium February 19th at 7:30 to discuss how the state's biggest newspaper operates when the lines between news, politics and entertainment are blurre

Wednesday, February 18th, 2004
The New York Times at War

Gerald Marzorati is the editor of the New York Times Magazine, where he has worked for ten years. He has been a non-fiction editor at the New Yorker, a senior editor at Harper's Magazine, and a features editor at the SoHo News, an alternative paper in Manhattan in the 1970s.

Wednesday, February 4th, 2004
The Fog of War

Errol Morris and Robert McNamara together on stage discussing the latest buzz generating documentary "The Fog of War". Moderating the discussion will be Mark Danner, Professor at the Graduate School of Journalism with introductions by Dean Orville Schell and Chancellor Berdahl.

Wednesday, December 10th, 2003
Pulse of Scientific Freedom

Arpad Pusztai, John Losey, Tyrone Hayes, and Ignacio Chapela in a public conversation. Introduced by Michael Pollan and moderated by Mark Dowie.

Monday, November 24th, 2003
Fast Food World

Food has emerged as the flashpoint in the ongoing debate over globalization. All of us face a fateful decision: do we want to move toward a single global marketplace for food? What would doing so mean for food security? For our diets? Our cultures? The environment? Experts debate the issue.

Wednesday, November 19th, 2003
The Politics of Obesity

Panelists: Marion Nestle, professor of nutrition, food studies and public health, New York University; Joan Dye Gussow, professor emeritus of nutrition education at Columbia University; Kelly Brownell, psychology professor and director of the Yale Center for Eating and Weight Disorders.

Tuesday, November 4th, 2003
Hitchens v. Danner: Has Bush Made Us Safer?

Christopher Hitchens and Mark Danner take off the gloves for another round of debates on the Bush administration.

Tuesday, November 4th, 2003
Has Bush Made Us Safer?

Debate: Christopher Hitchens vs. Mark Danner. Introduced by Robert M. Berdahl, moderated by Orville Schell Dean.

Tuesday, September 30th, 2003
Helen Thomas - The Bush White House

A conversation with Helen Thomas, Hearst newspaper columnist, United Press International and White House bureau chief for 57 years.

Friday, September 26th, 2003
Paul Krugman: The War in Iraq and the American Economy

Paul Krugman is a New York Times columnist and Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton University. Introduced by Orville Schell Dean, Graduate School of Journalism.

Tuesday, September 9th, 2003
Covering Infectious Disease

A conference co-sponsored by the Graduate School of Journalism's Western Knight Center for Specialized Journalism Training, the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and the Center for Infectious Disease Preparedness.

Monday, May 19th, 2003
Multimedia Reporting & Convergence Workshop II

Featuring sessions on weblogging, charging for content, dayparting, putting multimedia into practice, and more.

Monday, May 19th, 2003
Multimedia Reporting & Convergence Workshop II

Featuring sessions on weblogging, charging for content, dayparting, putting multimedia into practice, and more.

Thursday, May 1st, 2003
America In the Second Nuclear Age

A conversation with Jonathan Schell, Frances FitzGerald, Michael Nacht, and Mark Danner. Introduced by Orville Schell.

Thursday, April 10th, 2003
Weblogs, Information, and Society

Weblogs are mainstream, and they are changing the way we manage knowledge, work and communicate. Dan Gillmor, Scott Rosenberg, Donna Wentworth and others are on a panel to explore how this change continues to affect academia, journalism, business, and society.

Thursday, April 3rd, 2003
Looking at America from Abroad

A conversation with: Federico Rampini, Patrick Jarreau, Annette Levy-Willard, Olivia Schoeller, Godfrey Hodgson. Moderated by Orville Schell, Dean, Graduate School of Journalism.

Friday, March 28th, 2003
Connecting with the Wired Generation

The J-School's sixth annual new media conference. This session covered how young people are using digital technology, the Internet and the media. See full event listing for more information.

Tuesday, March 18th, 2003
War, The Press & U.S. Power

A conversation with Strobe Talbot, Mark Danner, Peter Tarnoff and Orville Schell.

Wednesday, January 29th, 2003
Debate: How Should We Use Our Power?

The Goldman Forum on the Press and Foreign Affairs, in conjunction with the J-School, hosts a debate between I.F. Stone Fellow Christopher Hitchens and J-School Professor Mark Danner on the topic of America's role in Iraq.

Monday, November 18th, 2002
Setting the Agenda: The New York Times and America's View of the World

The New York Times and America's View of the World. A conversation with Arthur Sulzberger Jr. (publisher) and Howell Raines (executive editor) of the New York Times, and Dean Orville Schell and Professor Mark Danner from the Graduate School of Journalism.

Thursday, September 26th, 2002
Food and the Environment

Conference: A number of distinguished panelists discuss issues related to food, nutrition, factory farming, and the environment.

Tuesday, September 17th, 2002
Weblogs: Challenging Mass Media and Society

Panelists discuss the challenges and opportunities that the phenomenon of weblogging presents for journalism and society.

Monday, February 25th, 2002
Mark Danner: Ideas in U.S. Foreign Policy

Professor Mark Danner discusses Ideas in U.S. Foreign Policy.

Monday, January 28th, 2002
The US and the Islamic World I: Saudi Arabia

Professor Lowell Bergman discusses "The US and the Islamic World I: Saudi Arabia."