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Portrait: UC Berkeley Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists

Front row (left to right): Eleni Gill (’19), Alondra De La Cruz (’19), Alex Nieves (’19), Sarah Cahlan (’19), Pablo De La Hoya (’18), Nate Sheidlower (’18), Andres Cediel (’04) Back row (left to right): Francesca Fenzi (’19), Vianey Alderete Contreras (’19), Marian Carrasquero (’19), Karla Caraballo-Torres (’19), Liliana Michelena (’18) Hours after one of…
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Serginho Roosblad named Marlon T. Riggs Fellow

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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Welcome Maura Smith

After a nationwide search, Berkeley Journalism has brought aboard a new member of its advancement team, doubling the number of fundraisers at the School. Maura Smith of Boston has a Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning from UC Berkeley, and over 35 years of experience working in the nonprofit and public sectors, including raising…
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Alumni Portrait: Los Angeles Times Sacramento Bureau Chief John Myers

Even for a seasoned statehouse reporter like John Myers, the last year has been an unusual one in the California capital. The election last November of Donald Trump “has shaken up the political order of Sacramento,” said the 1995 graduate of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Myers, The Los Angeles Times’ Sacramento bureau…
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Lecturer Portrait: Thomas Peele

The December morning was crisp and clear, a quiet Saturday in Oakland, and Thomas Peele had barely woken when he heard his cellphone chime. The text came from a photographer Peele knew, who had been up all night. It was a single expletive. Peele sent back a question mark, and the photographer replied: ‘Nine dead.…
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