Wednesday, November 8th


A conversation with journalist Michelle Goldberg

Berkeley Journalism Dean Geeta Anand talks with journalist Michelle Goldberg about democracy and authoritarianism in the context of gender, race and identity in the United States. Goldberg, an Opinion columnist for The New York Times and UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism alum, considers that while progress is often at the heart of the story the U.S. likes to tell itself, the backlash to that progress is just as central, if not more so.

Goldberg will explore why we’ve seen a furious response to gains by women and gender and racial minorities, and how journalists can best cover these cultural clashes in the upcoming election year.

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About Michelle Goldberg

Michelle Goldberg became an Opinion columnist for The New York Times in 2017 and was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for public service for reporting on workplace sexual harassment issues. She is the author of three books: “Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism,” “The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World,” and “The Goddess Pose: The Audacious Life of Indra Devi, the Woman Who Helped Bring Yoga to the West.” Her first book was a finalist for the Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism, and her second won the Ernesta Drinker Ballard Book Prize and the J. Anthony Lukas Work-In-Progress Award. She also is a former grantee of the Pulitzer Center, a non-profit journalism and education organization unrelated to the Pulitzer Prizes.

Black and white portrait of Berkeley Journalism Dean Geeta Anand with short hair and hoop earrings, wearing a dark top. The background is blurred foliage.

Geeta Anand

Geeta Anand is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author who serves as dean and professor at Berkeley Journalism. Her stories on corporate corruption won the Wall Street Journal a Pulitzer Prize in 2002, and she was lead reporter in a series on healthcare that was a finalist in 2003. She wrote the non-fiction book, The Cure, about a dad’s fight to save his kids by starting a biotech company to make a medicine for their untreatable illness, which was made into the Harrison Ford movie Extraordinary Measures in 2010. She worked as a journalist for 27 years, most recently as a foreign correspondent for The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal in India.


Co-sponsored by the Pulitzer Center and the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism


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