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Mother’s Day column by Navy widow featured in IRP’s “Who Killed Lt. Van Dorn?” runs in The New York Times

Nicole Van Dorn’s quest for answers after the death of her husband is chronicled in the Investigative Reporting Program‘s new documentary “Who Killed Lt. Van Dorn?,” by UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism alums Zachary Stauffer (’08) and Jason Paladino (’15). In total, 18 J-School students and graduates worked on the film. We Planned a Life…
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Dean Edward Wasserman Op-Ed in NYT: Julian Assange and the Woeful State of Whistle-Blowers

Opinion Julian Assange and the Woeful State of Whistle-Blowers As the media’s indispensable helpmates, don’t they deserve constitutional protection too? By Edward Wasserman Dr. Wasserman is the dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. April 26, 2019 Illustration by Adam Maida; Photographs by aaaaimages and Boris Roessler/picture alliance, via Getty…
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April 2019 Dean’s Letter

Dear friends of Berkeley Journalism, Our Spring Welcome visit, which gives recently admitted applicants a chance to see the School up close so they can decide if they want to come, is a powerful reminder of just how strong the appeal of journalism remains. Despite the anti-media cynicism and disparagement that they’ve grown up with,…
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Five First-Year Students Named Helzel Fellows

Five students from the Class of ‘20–Amy Mostafa, Eric Murphy, Lulu Orozco, Katey Rusch and Brandon Yadegari–have been awarded Helzel Fellowships at the Graduate School of Journalism. The fellowship was established in 2017 by siblings Deborah Kirshman and Larry Helzel, board members of the Oakland-based Helzel Family Foundation. The goal of the fellowship is “to…
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Johnathan Rodgers Fellows visit Berkeley Journalism during Spring Welcome Week

    Ten recently admitted students to the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism traveled from all over the U.S.–and the world—to visit the School during the 2019 Spring Welcome Week, thanks to a fund created by media executive and Berkeley alum Johnathan Rodgers (’67). The Rodgers Fellowships are designed to increase diversity at the…
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