Andrew Lopez ('23) reports on how lack of transportation presents a challenge for older adults who want to age in their rural communities.
Ruth Dusseault reports on how 'back-to-the-landers' age in place in Northern California.
Katie Rodriguez reports on efforts to standardize training for caregivers, the latest in the IRP's reporting on Aging in America.
Aging farmers toil well past retirement, with no heirs or desire to leave land they’ve tended for decades
Cara Nixon reports on the challenges of succession planning for Oregon farmers.
IRP reporter Kathryn Hurd finds that state officials have run out of foster homes, leading them to put abused youth in unlicensed places.
Richard Tzul reports on The Senior Paw Project, a program that helps older people take care of and keep their pets.
Making churches more welcoming for members with dementia: ‘ We don’t want them to think they’re forgotten.’
Celeste Hamilton Dennis ('24) reports on a program to make church services more welcoming to members with dementia
Kathryn Hurd ('21) finds that state officials have run out of foster homes, leading them to put abused youth in unlicensed places.
Brian Howey ('23) reports on how police officers are trained to grill family members after police shootings. This story was Brian's investigation in Prof. David Barstow's second year investigative reporting seminar.
Amid FBI investigation, Antioch police refuse to release use of force records, including a controversial neck hold that has since been widely banned
IRP Reporters Krissy Waite ('23) and Bella Arnold ('24) contribute to reporting on Antioch's refusal to release records that would shed light on police use of force.
Kori Suzuki reports the latest in our coverage of Aging in American
Chris Chang reports on how low-income seniors struggle to find housing in San Fransciso.
The Black Box: Colleges spend thousands on AI to prevent suicides and shootings. Evidence that it works is scant.
The second installment of Ari Sen (22) and Dereka Bennett's (22) investigation into how colleges use AI to monitor students published by The Dallas Morning News
Margie Cullen ('22) and Anne Marshall-Chalmers ('22) report for Runner's World on the troubling consequences of increasingly competitive high school running programs.
Meg Shutzer and Rachel Mueller's deeply reported investigation into the Ware Youth Center in Louisiana publishes on the front page of The New York Times
Berkeley Journalism students provided reporting for this story in collaboration with Mother Jones, Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, UC Berkeley's Human Right Center on this investigation.
Ari Sen (22) and Dereka Bennett's (22) investigation into how colleges use AI to monitor students published by The Dallas Morning News
Felicia Alvarez ('23) reports on on an affordable housing community aimed at LGBTQ seniors in Sacramento.
Katie Rodriguez ('23) reports on the risk extreme heat poses to older Americans and how "buddy" programs are emerging to help.
Yasmin Rafiei, the IRP's reporter-in-residence, reports on the devastating decline in residents’ care and increase in deaths after the acquisition of St. Joseph’s Home for the Aged.
In Climate-Driven Disasters, Older People and the Disabled Are Most at Risk. Now In-Home Caregivers Are Being Trained in How to Help Them
Katie Rodriguez ('23) reports how in-home caregivers are preparing for climate emergencies for the IRP's Aging in America project.
Dancing away the loneliness: In the UK, social prescriptions help fight isolation during the pandemic
Sofie Kodner ('22) and Zachary Fletcher ('22) report on social prescriptions for loneliness in older adults for the IRP's Aging in America reporting project.
Planes arrive empty to Haiti but return to South America full. An Associated Press, Investigative Reporting Program, and Berkeley Human Rights Center investigation reveals how Haitians have become a lucrative market for travel agencies and low-budget airlines
Reporter Garrett Therolf of the Investigative Reporting Program and Matt Hamilton of the Los Angeles Times report on the systemic flaws behind L.A. County's failure to prevent child abuse.
Jesse Bedayn ('21) reports for CalMatters on how nursing home residents end up stuck in facilities and unable to return to the community.
Zachary Fletcher ('22) reports on the friendship of octogenarian Sukari Addison and millennial Kathleen Toohill.
Will McCarthy ('21) reports on one woman's trip across the country during the pandemic.
An investigation by the Investigative Reporting Program and Los Angeles Times uncovered how failures in the child welfare system led to a young child's death.
Sarah Hoenicke Flores ('19) reports on how Covid restrictions have affected doula care. Photos by Stephanie Penn ('21).
In this story for Inside Climate News, Anne Marshall-Chalmers ('22) reports on how the drought has fueled tensions between farmers and Klamath tribes.
Sabrina Shankman ('09) and Julia Kane ('21) report on safety hazards posed by tanks holding heavy fuels.
California’s almond trees rely on honey bees and wild pollinators, but a lack of good habitat is making their job harder
Anne Marshall-Chalmers reports on how pesticides and drought are putting a strain on honey bees and wild pollinators - and the crops that depend on them
Essential caregivers were locked out of nursing homes during COVID-19. Advocates don’t want it to happen again.
Anne Marshall-Chalmers ('22) reports for USA Today on the movement to allow essential caregivers to enter nursing homes, even during a pandemic.
Noah Baustin ('22) reports on how dozens of Oakland police officers are collecting six-figure overtime payments
Jesse Bedayn ('21) reports on a California program that helps older adults age at home instead of long-term care facilities