Announcements

Legal Fight Ends for Risen

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New York Times reporter James Risen, who spoke at the Logan Symposium last April, will not be called to testify at a leak trial. More info

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IRP Fellow on NBC Nightly News

IRP Fellow Anabel Hernandez was interviewed for a story on NBC Nightly News about the 43 missing students in Mexico. More info

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Judge: Chanos Remarks at Logan Symposium Not Slanderous

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A federal judge throws out a defamation lawsuit against investor James Chanos for comments he made about Macau  gambling operators during the IRP’s Logan Symposium in April.  More info

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Bergman Speaks at Logan Symposium UK

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

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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

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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

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Former IRP Fellow Named FCIR Exec Director

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Former IRP fellow (2010-2011) Trevor Aaronson has been named executive director of the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting. He will start his new position Oct. 1. More info

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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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