Honest, bold journalism is a crucial part of a functional and just society.
At their best, journalists hold those in power accountable, incubate principled reform, and stir emotions that lead to meaningful change. Our programs are designed for the curious, the creative, the fearless – and the resolute.
Who We Are
Our mission is to expand the worldwide impact of truth-seeking, fact-based and inclusive journalism by training the next generation of diverse journalists to become exceptional storytellers.
are both thinkers and doers. They embrace their role as mentors to the next generation of ground-breaking journalists. They teach and inspire, imparting skills and energizing vision.
Vibrant. Diverse. Curious. Driven. Unafraid. Our students are the future of journalism, compelled by an insatiable desire to investigate and report stories that matter, in any form.
include some of the leading journalists in the world. They produce award-winning and important work — and are paving the way for our current students.
What We Make
Student & Alumni Work
To understand the UC Berkeley School of Journalism, look at the work our students are producing. Our philosophy is to learn by doing, and our students are offered many platforms on which to create meaningful journalism. Areas of skill include: audio journalism, documentary, narrative writing, multimedia, photojournalism, and video journalism.
Areas of Study
At Berkeley we believe in honing in on specific Areas of Excellence to provide learning on critical issues in modern society/journalism.
A Revolutionary Past and Vibrant Future
On October 1, 1964, Mario Savio climbed onto a police car and ignited the Free Speech Movement, right here in Berkeley. As a catalyst for change, justice and human rights, what could be a more fitting location for a school of professional journalism? And what could be more relevant today, when free speech is under attack from both restrictive algorithms and people in power.