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IRP’s “Trafficked in America” named finalist for Goldsmith Prize

The Investigative Reporting Program’s PBS Frontline documentary “Trafficked in America” has been named one of seven finalists for the prestigious Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting by the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School. “Trafficked in America” investigates how teenagers from Central America were smuggled into the U.S. by traffickers who promised them jobs and a better…
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Investigative Studios documentary “Who Killed Lt. Van Dorn” now a Reveal podcast

The military’s deadliest helicopter   On a freezing January morning in 2014, a fire broke out in the cabin of a MH-53E Navy Sea Dragon helicopter on a training mission over the Atlantic. Seconds later, it slammed into the ocean. Only two sailors survived. This week, Reveal partners with Investigative Studios, the production arm of the Investigative Reporting Program at…
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Investigative reporting professor Lowell Bergman to retire

He’s been threatening for years. But this time it’s real. Lowell Bergman is retiring. Briefly. In June, Bergman will step aside as the Reva and David Logan Distinguished Professor in Investigative Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism. A month later, he’ll be back as an emeritus chair who will continue…
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Eva Rendle Awarded Inaugural Brian Pollack Documentary Scholarship

                        Second-year master’s candidate Eva Rendle has been named the recipient of the newly established $3,000 Brian A. Pollack Documentary Film Scholarship. The fellowship, established in 2018, is awarded annually to a promising student of documentary selected by the prestigious program’s faculty. Brian Pollack…
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Bo Kovitz named Marlon T. Riggs Fellow

  Bo Kovitz, a second-year graduate student in filmmaking, has been named this year’s Marlon T. Riggs Fellow. Named for the late J-School alumnus and professor Marlon T. Riggs (’81), the $10,000 fellowship was created in 2014 through the efforts of Vivian Kleiman, Riggs’ former collaborator. Funding was provided by Riggs’ Oakland-based production company Signifyin’…
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