Marc Rowan and Sarah Trent 2020 OPC Awards

Sarah Trent, a second-year student at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, received an Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholar Award at the OPC’s annual ceremony in New York Feb. 28, marking an unbroken decade of honors for Berkeley Journalism students in the annual competition.

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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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Opinion Julian Assange and the Woeful State of Whistle-Blowers As the media’s indispensable helpmates, don’t they deserve constitutional protection too? By Edward Wasserman Dr. Wasserman is the dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. April 26, 2019 Illustration by Adam Maida; Photographs by aaaaimages and Boris Roessler/picture alliance, via Getty…

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He’s been threatening for years. But this time it’s real. Lowell Bergman is retiring. Briefly. In June, Bergman will step aside as the Reva and David Logan Distinguished Professor in Investigative Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism. A month later, he’ll be back as an emeritus chair who will continue…

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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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  Bo Kovitz, a second-year graduate student in filmmaking, has been named this year’s Marlon T. Riggs Fellow. Named for the late J-School alumnus and professor Marlon T. Riggs (’81), the $10,000 fellowship was created in 2014 through the efforts of Vivian Kleiman, Riggs’ former collaborator. Funding was provided by Riggs’ Oakland-based production company Signifyin’…

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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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Dr. Elena Conis, a 2004 graduate of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, has been promoted to associate professor at the School. Conis, a writer and historian specializing in medicine, public health, and the environment, has 14 years of teaching experience. Since returning to Berkeley in 2016, she has taught J200, the School’s intensive…

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