The Campaign for Berkeley Journalism Priorities

The Campaign for Berkeley Journalism is a five-year, comprehensive effort to raise $54 million to meet the school’s strategic objectives.

The Campaign has three priorities:

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Change who gets to be a journalist.

THE GOAL: $14.95 million over five years

  • Expand the Dean’s Fellows program to support at least 10 students in each of the next five graduate student cohorts who are the first in their families to attend college and who represent the demographic future of the nation
  • Launch the Jubilee Scholars Program to eliminate the need for students to rely on federal student loans for graduate journalism education and ensure that students leave Berkeley Journalism with no net increase in their student debt
  • Deliver stipend support for 30 summer internships each year for the next five years so that no student is prevented from doing their summer internship due to financial difficulty


Expand Berkeley Journalism’s world-class leadership.

THE GOAL: $22.4 million over five years

  • Place climate journalism at the center of Berkeley Journalism’s work in partnership with UC Berkeley’s Rausser College of Natural Resources and other campus units
  • Support local news initiatives throughout California and beyond through the California Local News Fellowship program and by launching a companion Editors Fellowship program
  • Prepare a new generation of journalists to become leaders in the field of business journalism in collaboration with UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business
  • Make Berkeley Journalism’s undergraduate minor and professional certificate programs available to anyone, anywhere in the world through the Wojcicki Online Journalism project
  • Expand Berkeley Journalism’s international reporting opportunities focused on China, India and Latin America


Invest in a vibrant, thriving community.

THE GOAL: $17 million over five years

  • Strengthen Berkeley Journalism’s position at the center of the world’s leading public university — and one of the most innovative centers of intellectual, research and policy creativity in the world — through durable collaborations with scientists, creative thinkers and policy experts across the campus
  • Foster an inclusive community by investing in services and programs that celebrate Berkeley Journalism’s multicultural community, implementing the schoolwide anti-racism plan, expanding its student and career services capabilities and building strong and lively connections to Berkeley Journalism’s remarkable alumni community
  • Sustain Berkeley Journalism’s Investigative Reporting Program and the school’s core professional training tracks­ — documentary and visual journalism, photojournalism, multimedia practice, audio journalism, and narrative journalism — to keep pace with changing techniques in the field