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UC Berkeley Works with Bloomberg News to Strengthen Business Reporting

April 29, 2024

‘All stories are business stories’ UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism and the Haas School of Business — with support from Bloomberg News — have launched an initiative to enable journalism and business students to take classes across the two disciplines. The schools are pursuing a formal joint certificate in Business Journalism, with the goal…

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J-School faculty, students and alumni collaborate on KQED investigative podcast

February 12, 2024

  The second season of the award-winning KQED investigative podcast “On Our Watch” — reported by alum Sukey Lewis’ (’15) and Julie Small — takes listeners inside California State Prison, Sacramento, known as New Folsom. The podcast tells the story of two correctional officers who work in an elite investigative unit and what happens when…

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As online harms surge, Our Better Web initiative advances at UC Berkeley

September 19, 2022

Our Better Web convenes high-level Berkeley leaders to help guide public policy to support web platforms that are healthy and safe for people, communities and U.S. democracy. With the U.S. midterm elections approaching and political disinformation posing a continued threat to democracy, UC Berkeley’s ambitious new Our Better Web initiative is advancing efforts to study…

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Taking Aim at Disinformation and Misinformation, Deans and Center Heads Launch “Our Better Web”

April 4, 2022

There are 26 words that have made the Internet what it is today. “No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.” These words are enshrined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The statute, which has…

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Berkeley Journalism Collaboration “American Insurrection” Wins Polk Award

February 21, 2022

“American Insurrection,” a collaboration between Berkeley Journalism’s Investigative Reporting Program, PBS Frontline and ProPublica, has won a George Polk Award, one of the most prestigious honors in journalism. The collaboration, honored in the category of National Television Reporting, was one of 15 winners announced on Monday by Long Island University, which administers the Polk Awards.…

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UC Berkeley pioneers first multidisciplinary OSINT training for journalism and law students

September 16, 2021

The Human Rights Center (HRC) at Berkeley Law and the Investigative Reporting Program at Berkeley Journalism have launched the country’s first multidisciplinary investigative reporting course using open source intelligence (OSINT) at a university. Building off the skills and knowledge incubated in the HRC Investigations Lab at Berkeley Law, the course will introduce journalism and law…

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Tim Ferriss Gift Creates Journalism Fellowships at Berkeley’s new Center for Science of Psychedelics

September 14, 2021

An $800,000 gift supports The Center for Science of Psychedelics at Berkeley Journalism Leading podcaster and bestselling author Tim Ferriss has made a substantial gift to help grow the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for the Science of Psychedelics (BCSP). Launched last fall, the BCSP was co-founded by Michael Pollan, a longtime faculty member at…

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Inside Climate News & the Investigative Reporting Program uncover potential health hazards from storage tanks

April 19, 2021

An 18-month investigation by Inside Climate News in collaboration with Berkeley Journalism’s Investigative Reporting Program (IRP) found that bulk storage tanks that hold asphalt and heavy fuels pose a potential health risk to millions of Americans living near the tanks — a national problem that has gone largely unregulated. In “Noxious Neighbors,” Berkeley Journalism alum…

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Berkeley Journalism collaborates with FRONTLINE, ProPublica on “American Insurrection”

April 9, 2021

Berkeley Journalism’s Investigative Reporting Program (IRP) is collaborating with the PBS series FRONTLINE and ProPublica on “American Insurrection,” a documentary about the threat posed by militia groups, white supremacists and other extremist groups, scheduled for release on April 13. The 90-minute documentary features in-depth reporting by alumna Gisela Pérez de Acha (’20) and two students…

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Faculty and alumni-led FRONTLINE investigation into COVID-19’s impact on agricultural workers premieres July 21

July 21, 2020

When we think of “essential workers” during the COVID-19 pandemic, we think of medical personnel, first responders, and supermarket employees—the folks visible in our personal lives and on the news. But the food we eat every day—from broccoli picked in California’s Salinas Valley to meat packed in midwestern states—still has to be grown and prepared…

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