Berkeley Journalism is proud of the 2800+ students who have graduated from North Gate Hall. We celebrate the immense contributions they’ve made to the communities and organizations they serve.

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Queena Kim joins Berkeley Journalism as head of audio program

August 25, 2020

Veteran radio producer Queena Kim, a 2000 alumna of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, will join the School this fall as head of its audio journalism program.  Kim is Senior Editor of the Weekend Desk at public broadcaster KQED, a desk she helped launch in 2019. Previously, she held the post of Senior…

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Berkeley Journalism’s 7 Mastercard Foundation Scholars

August 20, 2020

Growing up in Sudan, Alsanosi Adam knew one thing for certain: “Southern Sudan is a place you go to die.” This was during the Second Sudanese Civil War, the brutal, 22-year conflict between the country’s central government and the south’s resistance forces. In school, no one believed his South Sudanese classmates about their homeland’s peace…

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Orion Rose Kelly and Pedro Cota’s thesis documentary named finalist in Student Academy Awards

August 19, 2020

Orion Rose Kelly and Pedro Cota’s (’20) thesis documentary ‘Na Luta Delas’ (In Their Fight)—about growing violence against the LGBTQ+ community in Brazil— has been named one of seven finalists in the 47th Student Academy Awards. Orion Rose Kelly started investigating the murders of trans women five years ago while conducting research for an art…

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Interview with BAFTA Student Film Awards finalist Lucas Guilkey

August 4, 2020

Director and producer Lucas Guilkey’s (‘19) thesis film, “What Happened to Dujuan Armstrong?” has been named one of three documentary finalists in the 2020 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Student Film Awards. The recognition follows a string of successes for the film, a deeply reported and beautifully filmed story about a mother’s…

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Recent grads’ COVID-19 reporting appears in The New York Times and PBS NewsHour

August 3, 2020

Alyson Stamos (’20) and Meiying Wu (’20) reveal how early planning and communication spared San Francisco’s Chinatown from the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic. In January, Meiying Wu (’20) had flown to China for Chinese New Year. Unlike previous holiday visits, she couldn’t go out to see family and friends. An epidemic had started in…

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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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Multimedia journalists Francesca Fenzi and Yutao Chen win at College TV Awards

June 16, 2020

The latest in a long streak of wins and finalist nods for multimedia journalists Francesca Fenzi (‘19) and Yutao “Todd” Chen’s (‘19) thesis project, “Dirty Business,” was May’s award for best Nonfiction Series at the 40th College Television Awards. The multimedia story, which featured vivid written reporting, stirring photos and video, and data visualization is…

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Alumni Portrait: Rudabeh Shahbazi

May 29, 2020

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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Record 4 Berkeley Journalism filmmakers shortlisted for prestigious BAFTA Student Awards

May 20, 2020

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the shortlist for the 2020 BAFTA Student Film Awards. Four of the nominees are 2019 graduates of Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, a record for the School.

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Sarah M. Broom’s (’04) The Yellow House wins National Book Award for Nonfiction

November 21, 2019

Sarah M. Broom’s (’04) exquisite debut book “The Yellow House,” that tells a hundred years of her family and their relationship to home in a neglected area of one of America’s most mythologized cities, has won the National Book Award for Nonfiction writing. It is the story of a mother’s struggle against a house’s entropy, and that…

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