Bo Kovitz is currently a first-year student, studying visual journalism. She intends to do a thesis in either long-form video or documentary.
Bo began her career running the city desk of the award-winning, independent student newspaper The Daily Californian. In the years since, she’s produced for a weekly radio show; advised incarcerated writers in the monthly production of the San Quentin News; participated in group investigations at the Investigative Reporting Program and, for one of them, shared a Los Angeles Times byline); and worked as an associate producer on several documentary projects.
Bo is passionate about covering criminal justice, politics, and social issues — and especially about channeling those stories through evocative, visual mediums. Her dream is to produce and direct investigative documentary film.
M.A., Journalism, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
B.A., Political Science, UC Berkeley
Investigative Reporting Program - Research assistant, associate producer, administrative assistant (2015 to present)
PUBLICATIONS & OTHER WORK
VIDEO NEWS — New California marijuana laws shut down free medical cannabis providers: https://vimeo.com/260340231
VIDEO NEWS —Berkeley undocumented activists prepare for ICE raids: https://vimeo.com/253914447
MULTIMEDIA FEATURE —
Mission Local, February 2018. "Breaking Ground" is a feature story profiling two formerly incarcerated construction workers in the Bayview district in San Francisco. The story discusses barriers to employment in a city where the black population is shrinking but remains nearly half of its jail population. https://missionlocal.org/2018/02/breaking-ground-two-formerly-incarcerated-men-rebuild-their-lives-while-rebuilding-a-bayview-public-housing-community/
MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
Asian American Journalists Association
REPORTING INTERESTSCriminal Justice, Environment, Health, Human Rights, Investigative, Politics, Social Issues, Urban Reporting
MEDIA PLATFORMSDocumentary, New Media, Video Journalism