Mario Furloni

Mario Furloni is a student at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, where he's specializing in long-form video journalism. He also studies radio production. Mario grew up in a farm outside Rio de Janeiro, and now lives in Oakland, CA.


Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
August 2009 - May 2011
Bates College
September 2002 - May 2006
French Language and Literature Phi Beta Kappa Society French Honors

Published Stories:

Pot Country Movie
McLean & Furloni
Pot Country is a half-hour documentary about the semi-legal crop that powers much of rural northern California. Seen through the eyes of a 5th generation ex-logger and a back-to-the-land grandma who makes her living as a grower, Pot Country is a story about survival in Humboldt County and a community in flux.
Clinical Trials: Professional Guinea Pigs
Human subjects are paid in Phase 1 clinical trials to test the toxicity levels of new drugs. Some make a profession out of it, but researchers worry about health risks.
Pacifying Rio
PBS Need to know

In anticipation of the 2014 World Cup in Rio, Brazil has begun an aggressive program to reduce crime in its favelas.

For the Disabled, a Day at the Beach (Video Editor)
Every year, volunteers in Santa Cruz get together to offer a day on the beach to people with physical and mental disabilities.
Why do We Tip?
KALX North Gate Radio
Mario Furloni talks to servers and customers in the East Bay about the joys and miseries of tipping.
After 136 years, UC Berkeley Printing Services closes its doors
KALW Crosscurrents
The UC Berkeley Printing Services has been in operation for 136 years, printing everything from the school’s internal publications to the original United Nations Charter in 1945.
Five Teenagers
Oakland North
Five teenagers from east Oakland talk about living with violence and trying to do something about it.
Laundromats: an Investigation
Oakland North
The great human truths: Death, taxes and … laundry?


2010 AEJMC Best of the Web Contest (May 2010)
Honorable Mention: Five Teenagers. Team Journalism category
Randy Shilts Memorial Award for Exceptional Reporting (April 2010)
Five Teenagers with Kate McLean and Richard Parks
Award for Excellence in New Media or Reporting on Technology (April 2010)
Five Teenagers With Kate McLean and Richard Parks

Work Experience:

Video Unit Intern  - New York NY  ( June 2010 -  )
Shot and edited video pieces for TIME magazine's online publication.
Production Assistant
FRONTLINE/World  - Berkeley CA  ( January 2010 - May 2010 )
Edited and assisted with research and translation at PBS's international companion to FRONTLINE.
Independent Audio Producer
WHQR – NPR affiliate  - Wilmington NC  ( January 2009 - August 2009 )
Researched, wrote, recorded, and edited an hour-long audio documentary on the local film industry.
Production Assistant
Segunda Feira Filmes  - Rio de Janeiro None  ( October 2007 - April 2008 )
Co-write scripts and grant proposals. Operate cameras and assist with field production, subtitles and international release.
Post-production Assistant
The Empowerment Project  - Chapel Hill NC  ( January 2007 - April 2007 )
Create and catalog digital archive of broadcast data for future projects. Edit interviews. Research and compile information