IRP Finalist for Goldsmith Investigative Reporting Prize
The Investigative Reporting Program (IRP) at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism was named as one of six finalists for the Goldsmith Investigative Reporting Prize for its project “Rape in the Fields/Violación de un Sueño,” in collaboration with The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR), PBS FRONTLINE, Univision Documentaries, and KQED.
“Rape in the Fields/Violación de un Sueño” exposed the pervasive sexual assault of immigrant farm working women in the agricultural industry.
The project began as a master’s thesis four years ago at the School of Journalism.
Eight J-School alums—Andres Cediel (’04), Zachary Stauffer(’08), Lauren Rosenfeld (’12), Linsay Rousseau Burnett (’10), J.J. Barrow (’12), Daffodil Altan (’04), Rosa Ramirez (’11), Tupac Saavedra (’07); five J-School students Yousur Alhlou, Alicia Avila, Steve Fisher, Erica Hellerstein, and Anne Hoffman; and five UC Berkeley undergrads: Alyssa Jaffer, Nadeen Jubran, Mariela Nevarez, Claire Perlman and Mariana Sosa Cordero worked on this landmark multilingual project.
The Goldsmith Awards Program is administered by the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and “honors investigative reporting that best promotes more effective and ethical conduct of government, the making of public policy, or the practice of politics.”
The other five finalists are The Center for Public Integrity, The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, Miami New Times, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and The Wall Street Journal. The winner will be announced on March 5th, 2014.