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Dean’s Letter – June 2018

June 6, 2018 Greetings from North Gate Hall: At a time when the civic mission of the news media is under assault, the rise of the #MeToo movement reminds all of us of the transformative power journalism can have when determined reporters ignore decades of neglect and expose practices that systematically disadvantage millions of people.…
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Award-winning documentary filmmaker Dawn Porter joins faculty

  Award-winning filmmaker Dawn Porter, whose acclaimed four-part documentary series “Bobby Kennedy For President” debuted on Netflix this month, is joining the faculty of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. As adjunct professor of documentary, Porter will teach production and will serve as lead adviser to the School’s documentary students and as interim director…
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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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Dean Ed Wasserman reappointed for 5-year term

Edward Wasserman, dean of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, has been appointed for a second 5-year term. In a campus-wide announcement, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost A. Paul Alivisatos, writing on behalf of UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ, said, “Amid one of UC Berkeley’s most challenging financial periods, Dean Wasserman has achieved record…
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Alumni Portrait: Washington Post National Security Correspondent Nick Miroff

Nick Miroff doesn’t write about the happiest stories in the world. Soon after he started full-time at the Washington Post, there was the massacre at Virginia Tech. He covered opioid addiction in Appalachia before the rest of the country knew the devastating extent of the crisis. Earlier this year, he laid out what would happen…
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