The UC Berkeley-11th Hour Food and Farming Journalism Fellowship
Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism offers $10,000 fellowships to five early career journalists with ambitious stories to report on food and agriculture. Directed by Michael Pollan, the fellowship will run each year for five years.
News 21 is a collaboration of graduate schools of journalism at Columbia University, Northwestern University, the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Southern California and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Oil, Quake, Fire
In the disaster-prone Bay Area, UC-Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism students ask ... are we prepared?
UC-Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism students profile the voices at the forefront of the Bay Area's most difficult discussions.
Students in Susan Rasky's J200 (2007) class look behind the conventional wisdom about cops and crime in Oakland.
Corcoran Class Blogs
First year (Fall 2007) students are producing works in print and multimedia for a range of blogs covering local news in San Francisco, Richmond, Berkeley, Albany and Alameda.
Remnants of War
Colombia is the only place in the Western hemisphere where landmines are planted on a regular basis. Along with Cambodia and Afghanistan, it is one of the three countries in the world with the worst landmine problem. These stories by Pauline Bartolone trace the stages of reintegration of some of the civilian survivors.
All 21 of California's missions face a crisis: Not enough money for needed repairs and earthquake retrofitting, and a government that hasn't helped because of concerns about separation between church and state. Graduate Tara Cuslidge examines the state of California's missions.
Ghana: Golden Anniversary
These stories were developed during an African reporting trip graduate Mark Luckie took to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Ghana’s independence from Britain. While there he discovered the legal and social persecution gays face, how some men, both gay and straight, are driven to gay prostitution for the money and the Ghanaian government’s failure to address the HIV/AIDS problem in the gay community.
Isolated by Language
At a time when immigration is again front and center in the national debate, and the former INS (now Immigration and Customs Enforcement) deported scores of immigrants working in Midwestern and Mountain State meat-packing plants, students from the UC-Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism traveled to Greenfield in the Salinas Valley to report on a population of immigrants twice removed.
Profile: Bayview-Hunters Point
For three weeks, students from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism visited San Francisco's dying black neighborhood, Bayview-Hunters Point, and chronicled the issues facing the community: from gentrification to crime, education to redevelopment. The stories in this 11-part series offer a glimpse of life there and how times are quickly changing. Read the stories, view the slideshows and learn more about this community in flux.
Covering Asia is an online resource and collection point for Asia-related reporting, projects and events that come out of the school's highly respected Asia reporting program.
North Gate Radio
North Gate Radio is a weekly news magazine show put on by the students in the Intro To Radio Reporting Class each semester. The 30-minute program is run entirely by the students, who rotate through producer, assistant producer, anchor, and reporting duties. Listen to archived programs or subscribe to the podcast.
Election 2006 was a project of the first-year reporting classes. Students covered local, state and national election races, constantly updating their stories throughout the evening on election night.
My Blue-Eyed Girl
Heather Gehlert, class of 2006, tells the story of her niece, Mindy Stockton, who has been severely brain damaged since birth, and Mindy's mother, Leslie Holzhauer, who could withdraw life-sustaining treatment at any time but chooses not to. The financial toll of that decision has been enormous, the emotional toll profound.
Pipe to Pump: Pricing California's Gasoline
California's gasoline is the cleanest in the world; it's also some of the most expensive in the country. Kim Perry, class of 2006, analyses how oil prices, refineries and taxes determine what customers pay at the pump.
Sept. 11 - Five Years Later
By e-mail and phone, Oakland Tribune readers shared their personal stories in response to a printed notice asking how the 9/11 attacks have changed their lives. Students followed up their messages with in-depth interviews and photos.
The Visual Storytelling class of Spring 2006 compiled a series of photo multimedia projects to produce its annual magazine, Realeyes. Photo students delve into the lives of their subjects and along with audio and text show how these environments exist frozen in the frame of a camera. What can be gained through a still photograph?
In an attempt to find out what brings Americans together--not just what drives them apart--Catherine Price, class of 2006, explores five Californians' thoughts about the American Dream.
New Multimedia Projects
Students in the Advanced Multimedia class recently completed projects on the growing problems facing San Francisco taxi drivers , the weak state of the U.S. dollar, and the life of immigrant stable workers at Berkeley's Golden Gate Fields.