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Berkeley Journalism’s Annual Excellence Awards Announced

We’re proud of the recognition Berkeley Journalism students get from outside entities, ranging from Student Oscars to Emmy Awards to Online News Association prizes. But every year, we also convene representatives of our own community–teachers and alums–to decide whom they want to single out for outstanding work that exemplifies what the School itself most values.…
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Berkeley Journalism instructor Edwin Dobb dies

Edwin Dobb, an eminent reporter and author who was highly esteemed as a classroom inspiration, died Friday of complications from a heart condition. He was 69. Ed had taught narrative writing and environmental journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism since 2000. A former senior editor and acting editor-in-chief of The Sciences, Ed…
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Four-time Pulitzer Prize Winner David Barstow joins Berkeley Journalism

David Barstow, a senior writer at The New York Times and the first reporter to ever win four Pulitzer Prizes, is the new head of investigative reporting at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Barstow has been named the Reva and David Logan Distinguished Chair in Investigative Journalism, succeeding Prof. Lowell Bergman, who retired…
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Award-winning documentary filmmaker Carrie Lozano (‘05) named to The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Berkeley Journalism alumna, lecturer and Advisory Board member Carrie Lozano (‘05) is among the 842 artists and executives invited to join The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The highly coveted membership review which takes place just once a year, recognizes filmmakers and others “who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion…
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Berkeley Journalism mourns the loss of businessman and philanthropist Herb Sandler, 1931–2019

Herbert M. Sandler, founder of ProPublica and a devoted supporter of investigative reporting at the Graduate School of Journalism—among many other passions, from medical research to human rights—died on June 5 at the age of 87. The extraordinary roster of projects and programs either supported or started by the Sandler Foundation runs too long to…
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