The J-School hosts numerous public events of interest to students and the general public. The events listed below are of particular interest to students in our program. Use the "Events View" picklist below to see events associated with other programs.
- Wednesday, October 6th, 2010
- The Big Story: National Public Radio's Tamara Keith
NPR Reporter and Journalist-in-Residence Tamara Keith discusses radio journalism, the challenge of covering disasters, and NPR's transition in the digital age, while outlining her experiences covering major stories ranging from the world financial crisis, to the earthquake in Haiti, to the BP oil spill in Louisiana.
- Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009
- The Future of Local Radio
Silent movies, talkies, television, tape, cable, satellite… local radio has survived and thrived despite all threats. Some say it’s finally met its match with the internet. How can local radio continue to be vital? And how can news lead the way?
- Thursday, February 26th, 2009
- FRONTLINE/World Showcase Screening
FRONTLINE/World's season eight premiere broadcast was produced entirely by recent alumni of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Meet the journalists and help us celebrate the success of our unique partnership at this special screening.
- Monday, February 23rd, 2009
- Practicing Journalism in the Middle East
Launching a Career as a Foreign Correspondent.
- Saturday, February 21st, 2009
- Meet the Reporters
Join the NABJ at Berkeley for an intimate panel discussion, media
showcase and Q & A session featuring four outstanding African American journalists in TV, radio, print and multimedia.
- Wednesday, February 18th, 2009
- Will the New York Times Survive?
A Dialogue on the Future of Journalism
- Tuesday, February 10th, 2009
- So Damn Much Money
Robert G. Kaiser speaks about his book in Sibley Auditorium.
- Monday, February 9th, 2009
- Alex Cohen
- Program alum and current NPR Reporter Alex Cohen visits the Jschool.
- Thursday, December 4th, 2008
- Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Presented annually to honor the memory of Mario Savio, a spokesperson for Berkeley's Free Speech Movement of 1964; to promote the ideals and values he struggled to advance throughout his life and to recognize and encourage young activists striving to build a more humane and just society.
- Monday, November 24th, 2008
- DIGITAL TV AND THE WORLD
More of China's people wander their country and the world seeking work, love and community. Yet Beijing's new magnetism pulls at them. Join the producers to watch stories of hustle, stress and solace on the streets of Beijing and beyond. Discussion to follow.
- Monday, November 10th, 2008
- J-School Docs 2008
Join the filmmakers at the Pacific Film Archive/Berkeley Art Museum's George Gund Theater for a screening featuring inspiring stories from across the planet. Question and answer sessions will follow the films and all proceeds from the event will support the J-school documentary program.
- Wednesday, October 24th, 2007
- Asia Colloquium: North Korea Imaged and Imagined
Screening segments of Daniel Gordon's film "A State of Mind" and Dutch filmmaker Pieter Fleury's "North Korea: A Day in the Life." Jschooler Linjun Fan shows photos of Pyongyang.
- Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007
- Mike Sager Revenge Tour--CANCELLED
Event canceled! Mike Sager had to cancel this event due to threat of wildfires near his San Diego home.
- Monday, October 8th, 2007-Tuesday, October 9th, 2007
- Gypsy Caravan
Shot by legendary cinematographer Albert Maysles, this dynamic musical documentary follows five Gypsy bands from four countries who unite for the Gypsy Caravan as they take their show around North America for a six-week tour, astounding every audience they meet.
- Saturday, April 28th, 2007-Monday, May 7th, 2007
- Wonders Are Many
Jon Else's new documentary, "Wonders Are Many: The Making of 'Doctor Atomic'" will have its West Coast Premier at the San Francisco International Film Festival on Saturday April 28th, 9 PM at the Castro Theater.
- Monday, April 23rd, 2007
- "Wonders Are Many" Film Workshop with Jon Else
Please join award-wining director Jon Else as he discusses the myriad of challenges, problems, and fun on making his most recent documentary film "Wonders Are Many: The Making of Doctor Atomic"
- Friday, April 20th, 2007
- Alumni Documentary Screening & Panel
This screening and panel discussion will feature documentary alumni from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Following a look at film clips, there will be an open discussion for questions about the school's documentary program and how to navigate the job market. This event is geared to
- Friday, September 22nd, 2006
- Working in America Today
Come meet journalist Barbara Ehrenreich, who will talk about what it was like to research and write two books about life as a working person in America today....not by conducting interviews, but by inhabiting the experiences of blue-collar and white-collar workers. After spending time as a waitre
- Saturday, September 16th, 2006-Sunday, September 17th, 2006
- J-School Documentary Screening
The 2006 UC Berkeley Jschool documentary class would like to invite you to a screening of our master's project documentaries next weekend at the Pacific Film Archive Museum theater in Berkeley.
- Tuesday, April 11th, 2006
- Screening of "Jonestown: The Life And Death of The People's Temple"
Jonestown explores the San Francisco based Peoples Temple, using never-before-seen archival footage, home movies, and survivor interviews, "Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple" tells the story of the people who followed Jim Jones from Indiana to California and finally to the remote ju
- Saturday, April 8th, 2006-Thursday, March 9th, 2006
- From Newscast to Podcast: The Future of Radio Journalism
Come hear veteran public radio journalist Robert Siegel reflect on the state of the medium he loves. Siegel will discuss trends in news and broadcasting and their impact on the kind of radio journalism he practices.
- Thursday, March 9th, 2006-Tuesday, March 7th, 2006
- Occupation: Dreamland
Ian Olds, co-director will introduce Occupation: Dreamland, a portrait of a squad of American soldiers deployed in the doomed Iraq city of Falluja during the winter of 2004. This film won the Truer Than Fiction Award at the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday March 4, 2006.
- Wednesday, November 16th, 2005
- Investigative Business Journalism Workshop
This free one day workshop is sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at the American Press Institute in Reston, Va., and hosted by the Western Knight Center for Specialized Journalism at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.
- Friday, October 21st, 2005
- China's Cultural Revolution
Moderator: Tom Gold, Department of Sociology, UC Berkeley.
Chen Xiaomei, East Asian Languages & Cultures, UC Davis.
Roderick MacFarquhar, Leroy B. Williams Professor of History and Political Science, Harvard University.
Paul Pickowicz, Department of History, UC San D
- Friday, October 21st, 2005
- A Talk by Photographer Li Zhensheng
Li Zhensheng is the photojournalist who captured and preserved close-up images of the chaos that engulfed China from 1964 to 1978. His photographs offer an astonishing visual record of the political upheaval that brought China to the brink of economic collapse and civil war.
- Thursday, October 20th, 2005-Tuesday, September 20th, 2005
- Mao's Revolution: What Remains
Featuring Roderick MacFarquhar, the Leroy B. Williams Professor of History and Political Science at Harvard University.
The lecture will be followed by a conversation with Orville Schell, Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley.
- Wednesday, October 19th, 2005-Sunday, October 30th, 2005
- Report From Shanghai
Please join us for a screening of four video news features that document the lives of ordinary people -- from migrants to the elderly -- caught in the swirl of a breakneck campaign to give China's great commercial city a new face. The screening of videos filed to washingtonpost.com will be follow
- Thursday, October 6th, 2005
- UC Regents Lecture Series: Hilton Als
Hilton Als, New Yorker staff writer and fomer editor of Vibe magazine. Als was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship in 2000 for creative writing and in 1997 won first place twice in the New York Association of Black Journalists Awards: "Magazine Critique/Review" & "Magazine Arts and Ente
- Monday, October 3rd, 2005
- Off to War
Join documentary filmmakers Brent and Craig Renaud (Discovery Times "Off to War") and author John Crawford ("The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell: An Accidental Soldier's Account of the War in Iraq") for a screening and conversation about National Guard soldiers in Iraq and their families back home
- Monday, October 3rd, 2005-Friday, October 7th, 2005
- 100 Suns
"100 SUNS," based on Michael Light's 2003 book by the same name, is a week-long week-long
art exhibit on Memorial Glade featuring 100 previously classified American nuclear detonation photographs taken by the mi
- Thursday, September 29th, 2005
- Marc Benioff, Chairman & CEO, Salesforce.com
Please join the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism as it hosts information technology visionary Marc Benioff, chief executive of salesforce.com, in conversation with Andreas Kluth of The Economist.
- Tuesday, April 13th, 2004
- Film Screening: Citizen King
Renowned director Orlando Bagwell will screen and discuss his new feature length documentary "Citizen King," which explores the last 5 years in Martin Luther King's life by drawing on the personal recollections and eyewitness accounts of friends, activists, journalists, and law enforcement office
- Friday, April 9th, 2004
- When the Storm Came
Filmmaker Shilpi Gupta, a graduate student in Journalism and International Studies, will be joined by international human rights attorney Syed Mujtaba Hussain and Kashmiri journalist Muzamil Jaleel in a post-film discussion of the conflict in Kashmir, human rights, and rape as a weapon of war.
- Sunday, April 4th, 2004
- Remembering Marlon Riggs, Part 3
Jon Else, Orlando Bagwell, Vivian Kleiman, Cornelius Moore and Karn Knapp discuss Marlon Riggs' film legacy. The panel discussion will be preceded by Karen Everett's film about Riggs, "I Shall Not Be Removed."
- Saturday, April 3rd, 2004
- Remembering Marlon Riggs, Part 2
Marlon Riggs' former students pay tribute to him in honor of the 10th anniversary of his death
- Saturday, April 3rd, 2004
- North Gate Professional Seminar
THE CONFERENCE IS SOLD OUT
North Gate Professional Seminar
Documentary Today - The State of The Art
This day-long seminar is intended to give J-school alumni and other professional documentary filmmakers an updated vision of their craft.
- Friday, April 2nd, 2004
- Remembering Marlon Riggs, Part 1
Commemorative screening of Marlon Riggs' Tongues Untied with special guests Alan Miller, Cedric Brown, Sam Green, Pat Turner and Herman Gray, and more at the Pacific Film Archive.
- Thursday, December 4th, 2003
- Voices From the Edge
"Voices From the Edge: The Favela Goes to the World Social Forum," a 70-minute documentary film about the struggle of 23 community leaders from Rio de Janeiro slums to participate in the III World Social Forum, in Porto Alegre, Brazil, in early 2003.
- Tuesday, November 4th, 2003
- Class of 2003 Documentaries Show
The final screenings of master's films from the documentary class of 2003, on Tuesday, November 4, at 6:30 pm.
The first set of documentaries were screened on November 2 at 6 pm.
- Sunday, November 2nd, 2003
- Class of 2003 Documentaries
The final screenings of master's films from the documentary class of 2003, on Sunday, November 2 at 6 pm. The second set of documentaries will be screened on Tuesday, November 4 at 6:30 pm.