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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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Alumni Portrait: New York Times Reporter and Columnist David Gelles

If any journalist can attest to the value of digging into surprising finds or leveraging even the most tenuous connections, it’s The New York Times’ David Gelles. That kind of tenacity got the reporter and columnist a Page 1 credit in the Times when he was five weeks into journalism school and, several years later,…
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Prof. Ken Light collaborates with East Bay musicians Los Cenzontles on remarkable music video

  Logan photojournalism Prof. Ken Light collaborated with East Bay musicians Los Cenzontles on a remarkable music video installation featuring dozens of images taken of migrants along the US/Mexico border by Light over four decades. The images, curated from Ken’s books “Valley of Shadows and Dreams” and “To The Promised Land” provide a graceful and illuminating…
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