• iguala
    IRP Fellows Reveal Mexican Federal Police Participated in Disappearance of 43 Students
  • stickupkid
    Stickup Kid: A PBS Frontline Digital Exclusive by IRP Fellow Caitlin McNally
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    Journalism Students Report on Polio-Like Illness for National Geographic
  • anabel Hernandez
    IRP Fellow Anabel Hernández Talks About Her Dangerous Work in Mexico
  • 2014 Logan Symposium
    9th Annual Reva & David Logan Symposium in Investigative Reporting: April 24-26, 2015
  • Woman picking grapes
    Rape in the Fields: Winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award

Announcements

Bergman Speaks at Logan Symposium UK

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IRP Director Lowell Bergman addresses the inaugural Logan Symposium in London on Dec. 5. The three-day event is organized by the Centre for Investigative Journalism (UK) and marks the international expansion of the IRP’s annual Logan Symposium in Investigative Reporting held at UC Berkeley since 2007.  More info

Actress Eva Longoria Cites IRP Doc

In an op-ed piece for the Huffington Post on the unfair treatment of farm workers, actress Eva Longoria mentions the PBS Frontline documentary “Rape in the Fields,” co-produced and reported by UC Berkeley’s Investigative Reporting Program. More info

CA Gov. Signs Bill to Fight Sexual Harassment of Farmworkers

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California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that aims to combat the sexual harassment of the state’s farmworkers.  The bill was introduced in response toRape in the Fields,” a collaboration among The Center for Investigative Reporting, the Investigative Reporting Program at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, KQED-FM, PBS Frontline and Univision. More info

Abbie VanSickle Joins IRP as Reporter

Abbie VanSickle has joined the IRP as a reporter, beginning September 22, 2014. VanSickle started her journalism career at the St. Petersburg Times (now the Tampa Bay Times), where she covered crime and breaking news for four years.  Full bio

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“Rape in the Fields” Documentary Nominated for Emmy

The PBS Frontline documentary “Rape in the Fields,” co-produced and reported by UC Berkeley’s Investigative Reporting Program (IRP), has been nominated for an Emmy Award in the Outstanding Investigative Journalism (long-form) category. This year’s winners will be announced on Sept. 30.

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Reporting

Stickup Kid

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What happens when we lock up juvenile offenders in adult prisons? “Stickup Kid,” a PBS Frontline digital exclusive by 2013-2014 IRP fellow Caitlin McNally tells the story of Alonza Thomas, who was sent to adult prison in California at age 16.

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Iguala: Unofficial History

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In this investigative report for Mexico’s leading news magazine Proceso, IRP fellows Anabel Hernandez and Steve Fisher  uncover official documents, videos and testimonials that tell a different story of the attack on those students in Iguala.

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Death and Corruption in Mexico

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The fate of 43 missing students and a property scandal reveal the emptiness of the Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto’s rhetoric on reform, writes IRP fellow Anabel Hernández in this piece for The Guardian.

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Firestone and the Warlord

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What are the costs of doing business in a war zone? On Nov. 18, 2014, PBS Frontline and ProPublica investigate the relationship between Firestone and the infamous Liberian warlord Charles Taylor. The story originated at the IRP as part of a 2008-2009 fellowship awarded to Jonathan Jones, an alum of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

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The Contestant

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In a story for The California Sunday Magazine, IRP fellow Daniel Alarcón (2012-2013) writes about a teen from the outskirts of Lima, Peru, who became an overnight sensation on a hit TV game show, then disappeared.

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Rare Illness in California Afflicts Children With Polio-Like Symptoms

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Jake Nicol and Sally Schilling, students at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, shot a news video on a polio-like illness in California for National Geographic. Nicol, who is a Mark Felt scholar, also wrote the accompanying story. This is the first in a series of articles and videos on the global battle against polio for National Geographic that received guidance from the IRP.

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The Loneliest Man in Greece

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IRP fellow Chanan Tigay (2011-2012) writes about the central figure in Greece’s economic maelstrom in this New Yorker piece.

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