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“Trafficked in America” produced by the IRP’s Daffodil Altan and Andrés Cediel premiers on Frontline

On Tuesday, April 24, PBS Frontline will air the Investigative Reporting Program‘s documentary Trafficked in America. The film investigates how teenagers from Central America were smuggled into the U.S. by traffickers who promised them jobs and a better life, only to force them to live and work in virtual slavery to pay off their debt.…
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Alum Brett Murphy (’16) named Pulitzer Prize finalist for USA Today series on port truckers

Brett Murphy of the Class of 2016 has received one of journalism’s highest honors, just years after finishing his graduate studies at UC Berkeley. The nine-part series, described by Pulitzer judges as “a graceful, data-driven narrative populated by the truckers who transport goods from America’s ports—spirited characters exploited by some of the country’s largest and…
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Johnathan Rodgers Fellows visit the J-School

From top left: Jonathan Rodas, Terrence Johnson, Gabriel Schneider, Akintunde Ahmad, Lauren Edmonds, Jessica Alvarenga, Betty Marquez Rosales, Ravleen Kaur, Marissa Beale, Ashvini Malshe, Carla Williams, Annette Choi. Photo: Yesica Prado (’19). Twelve recently admitted students from as far away as Virginia, Mississippi and Wisconsin attended the annual Spring Welcome Week as Rodgers Fellows in…
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Richard Koci Hernandez Named Bloomberg Chair

Associate Prof. Richard Koci Hernandez, an award-winning innovator in journalism and multimedia, has been named the Bloomberg Chair at the Graduate School of Journalism. The Bloomberg Chair, formed in perpetuity as part of the $1M Hewlett Challenge, was established by Bloomberg in 2009. This $2M chair provides funds for the faculty chairholder, student fellowships and…
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Dean’s Letter – March 2018

March 22, 2018 Greetings from North Gate Hall: Spring Welcome is the annual visit of students whom we’ve admitted, and it’s our chance to pitch the School to a lustrous group of aspiring journalists. It’s also a look ahead at the state of the profession in the years to come, something I’m often asked about…
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