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Bo Kovitz named Marlon T. Riggs Fellow

  Bo Kovitz, a second-year graduate student in filmmaking, has been named this year’s Marlon T. Riggs Fellow. Named for the late J-School alumnus and professor Marlon T. Riggs (’81), the $10,000 fellowship was created in 2014 through the efforts of Vivian Kleiman, Riggs’ former collaborator. Funding was provided by Riggs’ Oakland-based production company Signifyin’…
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Major Journalism Schools Condemn Revocation of Jim Acosta of CNN’s Press Credentials and Alarming Attacks on the Press

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: No single action exemplifies press freedom as perfectly as that of the lone reporter standing to question the president before the public. That’s why we the undersigned, leaders of journalism education, strongly condemn the White House decision to revoke CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass for doing just that. While…
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Meet Berkeley Journalism’s 2018 Student Leadership Committee

The Student Leadership Committee, or the “TLC” as it is known in the hallways of the School, is back— with a fresh set of faces and voices— to continue a longstanding tradition of serving the needs and answering the questions of students in both years. In simple terms, the TLC is a group of first-…
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Dean’s Letter – November 2018

November 8, 2018 Warm greetings from North Gate Hall: It has been a nervous time at the School in the run-up to the U.S. elections, the news of mailed bombs, a murdered journalist in Istanbul and the slaughter in a Pittsburgh synagogue, and, for our day jobs, trying to create and refine new journalistic forms…
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Johnathan Rodgers Fellows Visit Berkeley Journalism

On an unusually warm day in October, some 30 prospective students stepped into North Gate Hall, home of UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. They were greeted by Dean Ed Wasserman before sitting in on classes. They ended the day sampling samosas from a local eatery and enjoying the early evening air in the North…
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