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Lauren Schwartzman Named One of Three Winners in Student Academy Awards

By Javaria Khan (‘19) Documentary filmmaker and 2018 J-School graduate, Lauren Schwartzman, was on her way to meet a sound recordist for coffee when she got the call. She was excited and humbled but had to keep her focus on microphones and mixers. On any other day, that would be normal for a documentary filmmaker.…
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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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Documentary on deadly Navy helicopter by alums Zachary Stauffer and Jason Paladino to premiere at Mill Valley Film Festival

  Nearly five years after a Berkeley Journalism graduate student began reporting on a deadly Navy helicopter crash, his work has led to the first feature documentary film from UC Berkeley’s Investigative Reporting Program. “Who Killed Lt. Van Dorn?” follows the death of a pilot concerned about the safety of his aircraft to reveal larger…
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Michael Pollan Names 10 Food and Farming Journalism Fellows

Journalists with a passion for reporting on food and agriculture will have a chance to pursue their interest yet again, owing to The 11th Hour Project, a program of The Schmidt Family Foundation created by Berkeley Journalism alumna Wendy Schmidt (’81). The 11th Hour Project funds 10 Food and Farming Journalism fellowships of $10,000 each.…
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Award-winning radio correspondent Mary Kay Magistad to lead Berkeley Journalism audio program

September 6, 2018 Mary Kay Magistad, an award-winning former East Asia correspondent for PRI’s “The World” and for National Public Radio (NPR), has been named director of audio at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Magistad succeeds Ben Manilla, a Peabody Award-winning producer who in 2014 was appointed head of audio and will continue…
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