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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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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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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It was April 1992, and Sam Green had never been to Los Angeles before. A first-year student in the School of Journalism’s documentary program, he had volunteered to help a classmate shoot a video story on bilingual education in the city. It was a Wednesday, and the two friends had packed their supplies and one…

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Back row (from left to right): Nebiat Assefa Melles (’18), Rachel Loyd (’18), Ryan Lindsay Arrendell (’18), Lee Mengistu (’19), Abené Clayton (’19), Jailyn Anderson (’19), Alexandria Fuller (’18), Grace Oyenubi (’18). Photo: Yesica Prado (’18). The current political climate has presented a new set of ethical and philosophical challenges for many reporters. But it…

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Photo: Raffi Roy (’18) A multilingual international student and former radio reporter has been awarded one of Berkeley Journalism’s top honors. Serginho Roosblad (’18), a documentary film student whose most recent work focuses on telling stories about homelessness and displacement, is winner of this year’s Marlon T. Riggs Fellowship in Documentary Filmmaking. Named for the…

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Brad Bailey, who graduated in May from the Graduate School of Journalism, has been named one of three winners in the Student Academy Awards for Best Documentary. “Hale,” a documentary short on Berkeley-based disability rights pioneer Hale Zukas, 73, who has had cerebral palsy since birth, was produced as Bailey’s master’s project under the direction…

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Second-year student Samantha Clark, a writer, editor, and photographer, has been awarded the third annual Jim Marshall Fellowship for photojournalism. As she kicks off her final year of graduate school, Clark has been focusing on photo editing, which includes working with photographers and overseeing the visual side of the editorial process. “This is an important…

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