By Aashna Malpani (‘21) Rudabeh Shahbazi has trudged alone through swamps and braved unbearable heat and cold, laden with heavy camera equipment, just to get a story. She graduated from the J-School in the middle of an economic downturn but was willing to do all that work solo just to make it. “While other Berkeley…

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Ashley Omoma

We all have heroes who have inspired our careers––but most of us aren’t lucky enough to win a fellowship in their name. Ashley Omoma, second-year filmmaking graduate student and this year’s Marlon T. Riggs Fellow, managed to do just that. “It’s the best thing ever to be a black female filmmaker granted this award named…

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                        Second-year master’s candidate Eva Rendle has been named the recipient of the newly established $3,000 Brian A. Pollack Documentary Film Scholarship. The fellowship, established in 2018, is awarded annually to a promising student of documentary selected by the prestigious program’s faculty. Brian Pollack…

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  The fourth annual Jim Marshall Fellowship for photojournalism has been awarded to second-year student Drew Costley. Costley, originally from Arlington, Va., has redirected his energies to photojournalism after having focused on writing for 15 years. “I chose photojournalism because I want to visualize the stories of those who have spent too long living in…

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