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Michael Pollan Names 10 Food and Farming Journalism Fellows

Journalists with a passion for reporting on food and agriculture will have a chance to pursue their interest yet again, owing to The 11th Hour Project, a program of The Schmidt Family Foundation created by Berkeley Journalism alumna Wendy Schmidt (’81). The 11th Hour Project funds 10 Food and Farming Journalism fellowships of $10,000 each.…
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Award-winning radio correspondent Mary Kay Magistad to lead Berkeley Journalism audio program

September 6, 2018 Mary Kay Magistad, an award-winning former East Asia correspondent for PRI’s “The World” and for National Public Radio (NPR), has been named director of audio at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Magistad succeeds Ben Manilla, a Peabody Award-winning producer who in 2014 was appointed head of audio and will continue…
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Berkeley Journalism receives record number of Student Academy Award nominations!

Recent graduates of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism dominate the nationwide slate of finalists for Student Academy Awards in documentary film, which was posted Aug. 12.   The 2018 thesis films of four graduates —Grace Oyenubi, Lauren Schwartzman, Alan Toth and Nani Sahra Walker —  accounted for three of seven finalist spots in the…
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2018 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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Writer and historian Elena Conis awarded tenure

Dr. Elena Conis, a 2004 graduate of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, has been promoted to associate professor at the School. Conis, a writer and historian specializing in medicine, public health, and the environment, has 14 years of teaching experience. Since returning to Berkeley in 2016, she has taught J200, the School’s intensive…
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