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Berkeley Journalism Collaboration, Students and Alumni Honored with Peabody Nominations

April 22, 2022

The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors has announced 60 nominees representing “the most compelling and empowering stories” in broadcasting and streaming media in 2021. One of the nominees is a collaboration between Berkeley Journalism’s Investigative Reporting Program, FRONTLINE and ProPublica. The other four standouts were produced by students and alumni of the school. Following its…

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Alumni Portrait: Greg Winter, International Managing Editor of The New York Times

March 23, 2022

As is the case with many others in his position, Greg Winter did not enter journalism intending to become an editor. In fact, he was passionate about public policy and social issues. As an architecture student at Brown University in the early 1990s, Winter used the school’s unique interdisciplinary program to focus on public policy…

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Celebrating Women’s History Month

March 18, 2022

Dear Berkeley Journalism Community, In the face of overwhelming odds and geopolitical conflict, women rise. It gives me great joy to celebrate Women’s History Month at Berkeley Journalism. When I think of women blazing a trail in the field of journalism, the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Maria Ressa comes to mind. As co-founder of…

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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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Berkeley Journalism Announces Reporting on China Initiative

February 4, 2022

To help international journalists understand China’s culture, history and languages so they can better cover the country, Berkeley Journalism has launched a new Reporting on China initiative. The program is part of the School’s renewed focus on international reporting, and complements our India Reporting Project, Earth Journalism and Professor Mark Danner’s Reporting on America Abroad…

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Mark Litke Establishes Fellowship in International Reporting at Berkeley Journalism

February 3, 2022

Mark Litke, an award-winning television correspondent who for three decades reported from around the world for ABC News, has established an endowed fellowship in international reporting at Berkeley Journalism. Litke, who studied at Berkeley Journalism in the early 1970s said, “I owe much of my early success to a remarkable group of professionals-turned-professors — Edwin…

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Alumni Portrait: Visual storyteller Yolanda “Yoli” Martinez

January 27, 2022

People come to journalism from different academic and professional backgrounds. In the case of Yolanda “Yoli” Martinez (MJ ’15), she always knew she wanted to work in the media. And so, after completing her undergraduate degree in English, she took an internship and a subsequent job as a website producer for a PBS television station…

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Alumni Portrait: Audio Producer Justin Richmond

November 23, 2021

When Justin Richmond (’15) came to UC Berkeley from Southern California for his undergraduate studies in philosophy in 2009, he aspired to be a professor. Little did he imagine that his first job would involve booking Keith Richards for an interview and then stressing about him smoking cigarettes in the recording studio. The pivotal in…

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Documentary by Faculty, Alumni and Class of ’20 Students Named duPont-Columbia Awards Finalist

November 9, 2021

“COVID’s Hidden Toll,” written, directed, and produced by 2004 graduates Daffodil Altan, a Berkeley Journalism lecturer and FRONTLINE producer and correspondent, and documentary filmmaker and Professor Andrés Cediel has been named a finalist for the 2022 duPont-Columbia Awards. The documentary, co-produced by María José Calderón (’09), examined how the absence of workplace protections for essential…

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From the Internet’s Early Days to EIC of Vice News: A Profile of Michael Learmonth

November 9, 2021

Some of us arrived at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism as well-seasoned journalists. Others came here from entirely different academic backgrounds. However, we all have one goal in common: to produce creative, impactful journalism that will make the world sit up, listen, and understand. This is the type of journalism that Michael Learmonth, class…

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