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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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Lauren Schwartzman Named One of Three Winners in Student Academy Awards

By Javaria Khan (‘19) Documentary filmmaker and 2018 J-School graduate, Lauren Schwartzman, was on her way to meet a sound recordist for coffee when she got the call. She was excited and humbled but had to keep her focus on microphones and mixers. On any other day, that would be normal for a documentary filmmaker.…
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Drew Costley Awarded Jim Marshall Fellowship for Photojournalism

  The fourth annual Jim Marshall Fellowship for photojournalism has been awarded to second-year student Drew Costley. Costley, originally from Arlington, Va., has redirected his energies to photojournalism after having focused on writing for 15 years. “I chose photojournalism because I want to visualize the stories of those who have spent too long living in…
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Documentary on deadly Navy helicopter by alums Zachary Stauffer and Jason Paladino to premiere at Mill Valley Film Festival

  Nearly five years after a Berkeley Journalism graduate student began reporting on a deadly Navy helicopter crash, his work has led to the first feature documentary film from UC Berkeley’s Investigative Reporting Program. “Who Killed Lt. Van Dorn?” follows the death of a pilot concerned about the safety of his aircraft to reveal larger…
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