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Five Students Awarded Hafner Funding for International Travel

Five second-year students are the recipients of special funding for international travel to cover reporting in Africa, Asia and Central America. The students–Rosa Furneaux, Chloe Lessard, Stefanie Le, Marc Vartabedian and Grace Oyenubi–are the beneficiaries of funding from 1955 journalism graduate Dick Hafner in memory of his wife Mary. The gift, Dick Hafner wrote at…
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Portrait: NABJ Chapter at Berkeley Journalism

Back row (from left to right): Nebiat Assefa Melles (’18), Rachel Loyd (’18), Ryan Lindsay Arrendell (’18), Lee Mengistu (’19), Abené Clayton (’19), Jailyn Anderson (’19), Alexandria Fuller (’18), Grace Oyenubi (’18). Photo: Yesica Prado (’18). The current political climate has presented a new set of ethical and philosophical challenges for many reporters. But it…
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Alumni Portrait: NPR Editor and Correspondent Ron Elving

It was luck more than anything that got one of the country’s foremost Washington, D.C. journalists into the news business in the first place. Ron Elving, senior editor and correspondent at NPR’s Washington Desk, went to Stanford University without giving The Stanford Daily much thought. He got a Master’s in English from the University of…
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Dean’s Letter – November 2017

November 17, 2017 Warm greetings from North Gate Hall: Fall is here, the air is crisp and fresh and, thankfully, the sharp smell from the devastating fires to the north of us has faded. Even while we remain in a defensive crouch–alongside many of you in this bizarre political culture, where journalism’s legitimacy is in…
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Edward Wasserman on Fake News and the Threat to Democracy

On Sept. 21, 2017 Edward Wasserman, Ph.D, Dean and professor of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism was the keynote speaker at California State University, Bakersfield’s Kegley Institute of Ethics 13th Annual Fall Lecture. The lecture, titled, “Fake News and the Threat to Democracy,” explores the difference between fake and real news, the gray…
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