Annual Journalism Showcase
THURSDAY SCHEDULE | MAY 11, 2017
Documentary, Photography, New Media, and Video Storytelling | BAMPFA
Class in Color | Isara Krieger | Documentary
In the Reign of Kings | Brittany Hosea-Small | Photography
Downriver | Luisa Conlon | Documentary
Cortez | Jennifer Glenfield | Video Reporting and Storytelling
The Line | Kyle Merrit Ludowitz | Photography
"...But Did You Follow Up?" The Palo Alto Suicide Clusters and Media Accountability | Agatha Kereere | Video
Project Alexandria / MONDO OBAMA | Gabriel Allan Tolliver | New Media
The Faces Behind the Repeal | Trinity Joseph | Video Reporting and Storytelling
Journey to Heaven | Nailah Morgan | Documentary
Condition Blue | Leslie Cory | New Media
Water Town | Maya Craig | Documentary
Roots and Wings | Hanna Miller | Documentary
5:30-7:00pm Reception | North Gate Hall Courtyard
Narrative Writing Presentations and Audio Panel Discussion | Library, North Gate Hall
How Surfing is Changing the Divides in Cape Town | Libby Leyden | Narrative Writing
End of the Road? | Sam-Omar Hall | Narrative Writing
Notes from the Underground | Isabel Gottlieb | Narrative Writing
Nothing but Jesus: Redemption and Recovery in the Kern River Valley | Brian Rinker | Narrative Writing
Unrequited | Katherine Rose | Audio
The One Who Got Caught | Teresa Cotsirilos | Audio
The Last Piece of Ground | Lacy Jane Roberts | Audio
La Vida Es Un Carnaval | Levi Bridges | Audio
FRIDAY SCHEDULE | May 12, 2017
Documentary, Photography, New Media, and Video Storytelling | BAMPFA
The Waiting Game | Alison Vayne | Video Reporting and Storytelling
Who We Are | Manjula Varghese | New Media
HALE | Bradford Bailey | Video Reporting and Storytelling
Advancing Waters | Robin Simmonds | New Media
The Mountains Are Ours | Atia Musazay | New Media
City of Smoke | Peter Bittner | New Media
Hong Kong Through Her Eyes: Regine Yau | Katherine Wei | New Media
A Town Divided | Lucas Waldron | New Media
Makes Me Want to Holler | Waringa Kamau, Mahlia Posey | Video Reporting and Storytelling
Debt and Dreams | Paayal Zaveri | New Media
Doctor Exodus | Mariela Patron | New Media
Mixed Media | Akira Olivia Kumamoto | Video Reporting and Storytelling
Safa | Isaac Smith | Documentary
A Tale of Two Stadiums | Juan Manuel Reyes Jr. | New Media
Tracking Hate in America | Marcos Martinez | New Media
FUBAR | Joseph Bush | Video Reporting and Storytelling
Loss at the Frontera | Jennifer Cain, Angélica M. Casas | Video Reporting and Storytelling
Assassination, Inc. | Christian Stork | New Media
How to Make a Pearl | Jason Hanasik | Documentary
5:30-7:00pm Reception | North Gate Hall Courtyard
Narrative Writing and Audio Panel Discussion | Library, North Gate Hall
The Messenger | Melissa Batchelor Warnke | Narrative Writing
Cold Case | Kate Harloe | Narrative Writing
Stuck: Social Mobility and the Cycle of Poverty | Danielle Parenteau-Decker | Narrative Writing
Filling the Visual Space | Erika Alvero | Narrative Writing
Trapped Inside: Fighting Language Deprivation in Deaf Children | Coby McDonald | Narrative Writing
The Dome: Life on Fake Mars | Graelyn Brashear | Audio
Gone in a Flash | Marylee Williams | Audio
Bodies in the Snow | Christopher Harland-Dunaway | Audio
Choke Artists | Matt Beagle | Audio
The schedule is subject to change.
It is a 15-minute walk to North Gate Hall from BAMPFA. Campus perimeter shuttles are available ($1 for non-UCB affiliates, free for students), via the regular shuttle services. View perimeter shuttle information here.
The class of 2017 wishes to thank their friends and family for their love and support while on their journey to graduation and beyond.
Filling the Visual Space | Erika Alvero, Narrative Writing
A profile of Deaf West, a mixed deaf and hearing theater company based in Los Angeles.
HALE | Bradford Bailey, Video Reporting and Storytelling
An intimate look into the life and times of a disability rights pioneer who is still trailblazing today.
Choke Artists | Matt Beagle, Audio
The Golden State Warriors are the hottest thing in sports but 20 years ago, they hit rock bottom when a shocking team incident sparked national discussions on race and violence.
City of Smoke | Peter Bittner, New Media
Ulaanbaatar is the world's coldest capital, and one of the most polluted cities on earth during winter. Explore the public health crisis, its causes, surrounding controversy, and future outlook.
The Dome: Life on Fake Mars | Graelyn Brashear, Audio
For a volunteer in the longest-ever NASA-funded Mars simulation mission—a year in a dome on a Hawaiian volcano—the lessons are personal.
La Vida Es Un Carnaval | Levi Bridges, Audio
Many workers in traveling carnivals come from Mexico. This is the story of how their U.S. employers often exploit them and the price they pay for speaking about the abuse.
FUBAR | Joseph Bush, Video Reporting and Storytelling
An in-depth look at a veteran owned and run company, and how they have taken the valuable lessons they learned in the military and applied it to a successful business environment.
Loss at the Frontera | Jennifer Cain, Angélica M. Casas, Video Reporting and Storytelling
A 2-part video series exploring the ongoing gender violence in Ciudad Juárez, and how crimes against women affect the mothers and children of the victims.
Downriver | Luisa Conlon, Documentary
The chief judge of the Yurok Nation works to stem the endemic domestic violence in her tribe.
Condition Blue | Leslie Cory, New Media
What is it like to police and be policed in the streets of one of California's poorest and highest crime cities?
The One Who Got Caught | Teresa Cotsirilos, Audio
Up to 20 percent of California’s wildfires are set on purpose. The arsonists who start them are rarely caught. This is how investigators tracked down one of them.
Water Town | Maya Craig, Documentary
For 100 years, the town of Weed, California has piped the spring water of Mount Shasta directly to its homes. Now, a web of multinational corporations threatens to take that away -- but a posse of former mayors won't let it go without a fight.
Cortez | Jennifer Glenfield, Video Reporting and Storytelling
Cortez is a cultural profile of one of the last operating fishing villages in Florida.
Notes from the Underground | Isabel Gottlieb, Narrative Writing
As economic and political restrictions in Cuba ease, how are freedoms for writers changing?
End of the Road? | Sam-Omar Hall, Narrative Writing
The city of Oakland is planning to remove an urban freeway that runs through its downtown. Could California be moving away from cars?
How to Make a Pearl | Jason Hanasik, Documentary
For the last ten years, John Kapellas has lived in complete darkness. “How To Make A Pearl” explores Kapellas’ inner landscape and outer reality.
Bodies in the Snow | Christopher Harland-Dunaway, Audio
In 1944, Germans massacred American prisoners near Malmedy, Belgium. Later, Americans attacked a village with orders to, “Take no prisoners.” John Fague was a G.I. forced to confront what unfolded.
Cold Case | Kate Harloe, Narrative Writing
A twelve year-old boy was murdered in a rural New York town. Five years later, the case is unsolved, but the divisions it revealed remain.
"In the Reign of Kings" | Brittany Hosea-Small, Photography
In the era of RuPaul's Drag Race and drag queen shows galore, there is little spotlight shown on other part of the queer performance spectrum. Following several Bay Area-based Drag King groups, we look at the concept of gender expression when the focus is turned toward the masculine persona.
The Faces Behind the Repeal | Trinity Joseph, Video Reporting and Storytelling
A series about how healthcare policies impact people’s everyday lives.
Makes Me Want to Holler | Waringa Kamau, Mahlia Posey, Video Reporting and Storytelling
Nearly 100,000 people are hit by a bullet every year. Outside the network of victims and survivors of gun violence, little attention is paid to this public health crisis.
"...But Did You Follow Up?" The Palo Alto Suicide Clusters and Media Accountability | Agatha Kereere, Video
Palo Alto residents discuss media coverage and accountability on the town's suicide clusters.
Class in Color | Isara Krieger, Documentary
Anticipating high school can be scary. High school at an elite boarding school — even scarier. How does one group of students learn to prepare for a future they never thought could be their own?
Mixed Media | Akira Olivia Kumamoto, Video Reporting and Storytelling
Mixed media is a 3 part video series about the mixed race experience in the U.S. The videos have been featured on NBC News Online.
How Surfing is Changing the Divides in Cape Town | Libby Leyden, Narrative Writing
A profile of a surf program in Cape Town that is changing the post-apartheid beach scene in a city that is still divided by race lines.
The Line | Kyle Merrit Ludowitz, Photography
The US/Mexico border invokes frustration and pain to many. This photographic project covers both sides of the border wall, documenting a vigilante militia, Border Patrol agents, Mexican activists, and unaccompanied minors caught crossing into the US. In photographing opposing perspectives, this visual narrative hopes to provide a deeper understanding to the immense issues of immigration and border politics.
Tracking Hate in America | Marcos Martinez, New Media
A digital platform and mobile application to report and map hate crimes.
Trapped Inside: Fighting Language Deprivation in Deaf Children | Coby McDonald, Narrative Writing
The deaf community is spearheading a battle against language deprivation and delays in language development among deaf kids by demanding universal access to sign language.
Roots and Wings | Hanna Miller, Documentary
Nineteen-year-old mother Leatrice Perry Black searches for home in rural Mississippi amidst tangled family roots.
Journey to Heaven | Nailah Morgan, Documentary
Haitian refugees in Tijuana rethink the American Dream.
The Mountains are Ours | Atia Musazay, New Media
What’s it like living in post-Taliban Kabul as a woman? A team of 20 female mountaineers trek the mountains of Afghanistan, leading to a series of reflections.
Stuck: Social Mobility and the Cycle of Poverty | Danielle Parenteau-Decker, Narrative Writing
The poor are supposed to be able to raise themselves out of poverty, but for my family, even hard work and good education have not been enough.
Doctor Exodus | Mariela Patron, New Media
Puerto Rican doctors are leaving the island. The multimedia project explains how disparities are causing them to move to the mainland, and how it is affecting families who remain in the U.S. territory.
A Tale of Two Stadiums | Juan Manuel Reyes Jr., New Media
The story of how the city of Pontiac struggled to deal with an abandoned stadium while Oakland could be on the verge of the same problem.
Nothing but Jesus: Redemption and recovery in the Kern River Valley | Brian Rinker, Narrative Writing
After 10 years of chasing the next heroin high, Heather Menzel returned home to get sober. Little did she know that the town was in the midst of a heroin and methamphetamine epidemic. Even worse, the town was a drug treatment desert, except for a growing faith-based movement that aimed to save the area’s addicts.
The Last Piece of Ground | Lacy Jane Roberts, Audio
In the 1970s in Southeastern Montana, a small Native American tribe's clashes with coal developers changed the way Indian Nations around the country approach resource development.
Unrequited | Katherine Rose, Audio
What happens when love is unreturned? “Unrequited” is a 6-episode podcast about the torches we carry for people who, most of the time, could care less.
Title Forthcoming | James Rossi, Narrative Writing
Advancing Waters | Robin Simmonds, New Media
Slum dwellers in Manila, beachfront mansion owners in California, and shrewd Dutch engineers face the reality of rising seas and extreme weather. How far will they go to protect their homes?
Safa | Isaac Smith, Documentary
A family portrait - Is this the real America?
Assassination, Inc. | Christian Stork, New Media
An inside look at the contractors and technologies of targeted killing.
Project Alexandria | MONDO OBAMA | Gabriel Allan Tolliver, New Media
A journalism search tool | A curated look back at POTUS 44.
Who We Are | Manjula Varghese, New Media
The Arab uprising brought Egyptian youth into the spotlight. Who We Are is an interactive documentary that follows three Egyptian youth as they experience the uprising to present day.
The Waiting Game | Alison Vayne, Video Reporting and Storytelling
The Waiting Game takes a look at the refugee crisis in France.
A Town Divided| Lucas Waldron, New Media
A rural town in Southern Arizona is bitterly divided over a silver mining project that promises jobs and threatens the environment.
The Messenger | Melissa Batchelor Warnke, Narrative Writing
If Democrats are going to win the country back, they’ll need a new vocabulary. Linguist George Lakoff has spent his life building one.
Hong Kong Through Her Eyes: Regine Yau | Katherine Wei, New Media
The political scene in Hong Kong is thrown into something between chaos and hope as millennials like Regine Yau decide to interfere with the city’s future.
Gone In A Flash | Marylee Williams, New Media
The comic book collection was Homer Marciniak’s pride and joy. When it was stolen, what started as a local crime became a federal investigation.
Debt and Dreams | Paayal Zaveri, New Media
In the aftermath of the closure of one of the nation's largest for-profit colleges, students are left with mountains of debt and difficult choices.