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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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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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“Trafficked in America” produced by the IRP’s Daffodil Altan and Andrés Cediel premiers on Frontline

On Tuesday, April 24, PBS Frontline will air the Investigative Reporting Program‘s documentary Trafficked in America. The film investigates how teenagers from Central America were smuggled into the U.S. by traffickers who promised them jobs and a better life, only to force them to live and work in virtual slavery to pay off their debt.…
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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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