Wednesday, March 31st


New Horizons: A discussion about journalism and the changing roles of BIPOC women

Three women are pictured in a triptych format. Each is smiling against different backgrounds. The left woman has curly hair and the center has wavy hair, while the right woman has short curly hair. A yellow frame with the NABJ Berkeley Journalism logo is visible in the bottom left corner.As Women’s History Month comes to a close, the NABJ Chapter at UC Berkeley welcomes you to join us for an important discussion about Black women in journalism. All Berkeley Journalism students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend. The discussion will be moderated by Ande Richards (’22).

Abené Clayton (‘19) is a reporter in the Guardian’s California office and has been the lead reporter on the newspaper’s “Guns & Lies in America” series. She started covering community gun violence in Richmond and continued to do so during her time at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2019. She currently covers the incidents of gun violence that go underreported and challenges the way the news media cover gun violence in Black and Brown neighborhoods.

As assistant managing editor for culture and talent, Angel Jennings oversees LA Times’ Metpro and internship programs as well as works closely with HR and department heads to help manage a broad range of responsibilities, including tracking, recruiting, interviewing and selecting diverse candidates for job opportunities and advancing the company’s efforts to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and access. She also works across the newsroom on retention, training and career development efforts. Jennings previously worked as a reporter in Metro. She got her start in the Metpro program in 2011 and has since worked on assignments with many departments at the LA Times, including Metro, National, Calendar, Business and podcasts.

Ande Richards (‘22) is a first-year student at Berkeley Journalism. She is a contributing reporter to Feminist Magazine on Pacifica Radio’s KPFK FM and is a freelance writer and photographer. She makes her home in South L.A. with her rescue pit bull Ralph.


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Julie Hirano