David Thigpen

David Thigpen

David Thigpen


Office: North Gate Hall suite B-1

Office Hours: Email me for appointment

David Thigpen is a former Time magazine reporter who covered Wall Street, popular music, and Chicago politics. His work has also been published in Rolling Stone and The New York Times. In 2018 he served as acting editor of The Chicago Reporter. At UC Berkeley, David designed and directed the new undergraduate journalism curriculum. He is also a member of the board at The Daily Californian and at the Institute for the Future in Palo Alto, California.


Sec. Title Time Location
003 J200 Reporting the News – Extremism
Fall 2020
M 9:00 - 12:00
005 J200 Reporting the News (Oakland 3)
Fall 2023
M, W 9am–12pm B1 North Gate — B1 North Gate
J200 Reporting the News (Section 3)
Fall 2024
Mon,Wed 9am–12pm
003 J211 Reporting the News Lab
Fall 2020
W 9:00 -12:00
022 J298 Arts & Culture Reporting
Spring 2023
Thurs 2–5pm 209 North Gate (Greenhouse) — 209 North Gate (Greenhouse)
013 J298 Arts and Culture
Spring 2024
Th 2–5pm 104 North Gate — 104 North Gate
022 J298 Reading and Reflection (Connected to J200 – Section 003)
Fall 2020
F 9:00 - 11:00


Arts, Business, Politics, Urban Reporting