David Thigpen


Director of Undergraduate Programs

Director of Undergraduate Programs

Office: North Gate Hall suite B-1

Office Hours: Email me for appointment

David Thigpen is curriculum designer and director of Berkeley’s undergraduate journalism program. He is a former Time Magazine reporter who reported for the magazine from New York and Chicago, writing about 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. David is also a public policy researcher and board member affiliated with 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
003 J211 Reporting the News Lab
Fall 2020
W 9:00 -12:00
022 J298 Reading and Reflection (Connected to J200 – Section 003)
Fall 2020
F 9:00 - 11:00


Arts, Business, Politics, Urban Reporting