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Alumni Portrait: Writer Jon Mooallem

Neanderthals, bipedal black bears, lesbian albatrosses, and wallets returned to their owners after being lost for decades: the cornucopia of subjects tackled by Jon Mooallem are matched only by their quirkiness. The New York Times Magazine contributing writer’s work has run in publications like California Sunday Magazine, Slate, and ESPN The Magazine, and in podcasts…
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Portrait: UC Berkeley Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists

Front row (left to right): Eleni Gill (’19), Alondra De La Cruz (’19), Alex Nieves (’19), Sarah Cahlan (’19), Pablo De La Hoya (’18), Nate Sheidlower (’18), Andres Cediel (’04) Back row (left to right): Francesca Fenzi (’19), Vianey Alderete Contreras (’19), Marian Carrasquero (’19), Karla Caraballo-Torres (’19), Liliana Michelena (’18) Hours after one of…
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Serginho Roosblad named Marlon T. Riggs Fellow

Photo: Raffi Roy (’18) A multilingual international student and former radio reporter has been awarded one of Berkeley Journalism’s top honors. Serginho Roosblad (’18), a documentary film student whose most recent work focuses on telling stories about homelessness and displacement, is winner of this year’s Marlon T. Riggs Fellowship in Documentary Filmmaking. Named for the…
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Welcome Maura Smith

After a nationwide search, Berkeley Journalism has brought aboard a new member of its advancement team, doubling the number of fundraisers at the School. Maura Smith of Boston has a Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning from UC Berkeley, and over 35 years of experience working in the nonprofit and public sectors, including raising…
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Alumni Portrait: Los Angeles Times Sacramento Bureau Chief John Myers

Even for a seasoned statehouse reporter like John Myers, the last year has been an unusual one in the California capital. The election last November of Donald Trump “has shaken up the political order of Sacramento,” said the 1995 graduate of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Myers, The Los Angeles Times’ Sacramento bureau…
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