Saturday, April 21st


Berkeley Journalism: Join us for Cal Day!


Journalism: Now More Than Ever

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | Room 142 North Gate Hall (Library)

The post-election tension between the new U.S. administration and the news media has resonated in sometimes perplexing ways for the journalism academy. There has never been a greater or more acute need than now for the work our journalism students are preparing to do!

Speaker: Edward Wasserman, Dean and Professor


Information Session: Summer Minor Program in Journalism

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Room 142 North Gate Hall (Library)

Learn more about the Journalism School’s summer minor program that offers the entire journalism minor in one summer. Instruction focuses on the core techniques of reporting and writing, specialized reporting skills, video, still photography, audio, social media, and the creation of online multimedia packages that will enable you to attract and engage an audience in your work.  Find us also at the Information Marketplace Booth #19.

Speaker: Roia Ferrazares, Assistant Dean


Documentary Shorts Film Festival

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Room 105 North Gate Hall

Join us for popcorn and four amazing short films produced by award-winning Berkeley Journalism alumni.

11:30 a.m.
The Homeless Beat
| Mark Kurlyandchik (’15), Documentary
Becoming the editor of “Street Sheet” could be a path out of homelessness for TJ Johnston, a journalist covering poverty in San Francisco who lost his housing after the recession.

12:00 p.m. 
| Isara Krieger (’17), Documentary
Anticipating high school can be scary. High school at an elite boarding school — even scarier. How does one group of students learn to prepare for a future they never thought could be their own?

12:30 p.m.
Water Town
| Maya Craig (’17), Documentary
For 100 years, the town of Weed, California has piped the spring water of Mount Shasta directly to its homes. Now, a web of multinational corporations threatens to take that away — but a posse of former mayors won’t let it go without a fight.

1:00 p.m.
| Bradford Bailey (’17), Video Reporting and Storytelling
An intimate look into the life and times of a disability rights pioneer who is still trailblazing today.


Joseph Rodriguez: “Spanish Harlem: El Barrio in the ’80s”

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | North Gate Hall

Photography professor Ken Light will lead a discussion of the exhibit “Spanish Harlem: El Barrio in the ’80s,” by Joseph Rodriguez, in the Reva and David Logan Gallery of Documentary Photography.


North Gate Hall

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This is a FREE event.
Tax-deductible donations from the J-School community help make this possible.

No tickets required


Julie Hirano