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Alumni Portrait: New York Times Reporter and Columnist David Gelles

If any journalist can attest to the value of digging into surprising finds or leveraging even the most tenuous connections, it’s The New York Times’ David Gelles. That kind of tenacity got the reporter and columnist a Page 1 credit in the Times when he was five weeks into journalism school and, several years later,…
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Prof. Ken Light collaborates with East Bay musicians Los Cenzontles on remarkable music video

  Logan photojournalism Prof. Ken Light collaborated with East Bay musicians Los Cenzontles on a remarkable music video installation featuring dozens of images taken of migrants along the US/Mexico border by Light over four decades. The images, curated from Ken’s books “Valley of Shadows and Dreams” and “To The Promised Land” provide a graceful and illuminating…
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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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