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Dean Edward Wasserman Op-Ed in NYT: Julian Assange and the Woeful State of Whistle-Blowers

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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Investigative reporting professor Lowell Bergman to retire

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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Eva Rendle Awarded Inaugural Brian Pollack Documentary Scholarship

                        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 named Marlon T. Riggs Fellow

  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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Drew Costley Awarded Jim Marshall Fellowship for Photojournalism

  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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Writer and historian Elena Conis awarded tenure

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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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Geeta Anand joins faculty

Author, foreign correspondent and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Geeta Anand is joining the faculty of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Anand has been a journalist for 27 years, specializing in investigative reporting and narrative writing. A graduate of Dartmouth College, she began her career at newspapers in New England where she covered courts, crime…

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Five Alums Honored with Pulitzer Win for Fire Coverage

Members of the Santa Rosa, Calif.-based Press Democrat scoop journalism’s top prize for breaking news. Five UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism alums were among those honored with Pulitzer Prizes this year, when The Press Democrat of Santa Rosa, Calif., earned journalism’s top prize for breaking news. Kathleen Lund Coates (’78), Robert Digitale (’79), Julie…

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Alum Brett Murphy (’16) named Pulitzer Prize finalist for USA Today series on port truckers

Brett Murphy of the Class of 2016 has received one of journalism’s highest honors, just years after finishing his graduate studies at UC Berkeley. The nine-part series, described by Pulitzer judges as “a graceful, data-driven narrative populated by the truckers who transport goods from America’s ports—spirited characters exploited by some of the country’s largest and…

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