Monday, April 8th


Reporting from the Future: Visual Storytelling in the Digital Age

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The event is from 6:30-8:00PM (Doors open at 6:00PM)

Presented by the Graduate School of Journalism.  Sponsored by Berkeley Arts + Design as part of Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA.

Students at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism have produced award-winning documentaries, photography, and innovative multimedia projects covering every topic from public health to immigration, human rights to politics. Employing still and moving imagery from around the world, dramatic personal narratives, and visual design of data, and incorporating 360-degree video, drone photography, animation, and more, students are pioneering the visual journalism of the future. For all the gloom and doom about the state of journalism as a business, this is a golden age of innovation for journalism, and technology is allowing us to cover local and global issues more easily and to distribute the work more broadly than ever before. Come see the best of the advanced work being done at the J-School, presented by faculty members Richard Koci Hernandez, Carrie Lozano (MJ’ 05), Dawn Porter, Andrés Cediel (MJ ’04), and current students Drew Costley (MJ ’19) and Wesaam Al-Badry (MJ ’20). Come be inspired by the power of visual storytelling!

Clockwise from top left: Drew Costley, Richard Koci Hernandez, Carrie Lozano, Wesaam Al-Badry, Dawn Porter, Andrés Cediel.

Wesaam Al-Badry is a first-year visual journalist and progressive multimedia artist marrying fine art with journalistic narratives at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. His first-hand experiences bearing witness to the aftermath of the Iraq-Iran war and living in refugee camps following Desert Storm has sculpted his work, which focuses on capturing the dispossessed, and ultimately, human dignity. His work has appeared in CNN and Al-Jazeera America and in 2018 his photographs were exhibited at the de Young Museum’s Contemporary Muslim Fashions exhibit in San Francisco. In 2018 he was awarded the Dorothea Lange Fellowship from UC Berkeley. In 2019, the New York Times profiled Al-Badry’s extraordinary life story and work.

Drew Costley is a second-year graduate student at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism where as a photojournalist, reporter/editor and multimedia journalist focuses on the environment, science, health and societal issues. He was selected for the prestigious 2007 New York Times Student Journalism Institute, was awarded three National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Salute to Excellence Awards in 2018 and received the annual Jim Marshall Fellowship for documentary photography from UC Berkeley.

Andrés Cediel is a documentary filmmaker and Professor of Visual Journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, from which he graduated in 2004. His extensive professional work— on stories ranging from human rights and climate change, death investigation, immigration and sexual assault— includes serving as a producer on projects and collaborations with PBS “Frontline,” the Center for Investigative Reporting, Univision, KQED, NPR, ProPublica and the former international newsmagazine Frontline/WORLD. He has won a duPont-Columbia Journalism Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Grand Prize for Journalism, has been nominated for four national Emmys and is currently nominated for the prestigious Goldsmith Prize in Investigative Reporting.

Richard Koci Hernandez is an internationally recognized, award-winning innovator in journalism and multimedia. He is an Associate Professor and Bloomberg Chair at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism where he has taught since 2008. He is the author of “The Principles of Multimedia Journalism,” and his celebrated photographic work has appeared in The New York Times, Wired, The New Yorker, Time, Newsweek, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and a National Geographic Book on iPhone Photography, among others.

Carrie Lozano is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist. She is director of the International Documentary Association’s new Enterprise Documentary Fund and co-teaches documentary filmmaking at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism from which she graduated in 2005. Carrie produced the Academy Award nominee “The Weather Underground,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and the Student Academy Award-winning film “Reporter Zero.” Her most recent work, “The Ballad of Fred Hersch,” about one of the foremost jazz pianists of our time, premiered at the Full Frame festival in 2016.

Dawn Porter is an award-winning filmmaker documentary filmmaker whose work has appeared on HBO, PBS, The Discovery Channel, and Netflix among others and has been recognized with major awards and nominations from special jury prizes at Sundance to Peabodys to Independent Spirit to Emmys. Her most recent work is the four-part archive-based documentary “Bobby Kennedy for President” for Netflix. She co-teaches documentary filmmaking at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA is organized and sponsored by UC Berkeley’s Arts + Design Initiative. The series is co curated by Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium at the Berkeley Center for New Media; Department of Art Practice; Graduate School of Journalism; Townsend Center for the Humanities; The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, and in collaboration with the Headlands Center for the Arts; Fort Mason Center/COAL + ICE; CIEE; Art21; and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

The 2018-19 series of Arts + Design Mondays is made possible thanks to a generous donation from Jacqueline Jackson and other supporters of Berkeley Arts + Design.


Osher Theater, BAMPFA

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

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Julie Hirano