Former IRP Fellow Wins Journalism Award For Foster Care Investigation


IRP Fellow Brian Joseph (2014-15) receives first place (public health reporting, small) in the Association of Healthcare Journalists’ Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism for his piece “The Brief Life and Private Death of Alexandria Hill.” The 18-month investigation examined the human consequences of foster care privatization and was published in Mother Jones in collaboration with the IRP.




IRP Accepting Applications for Managing Editor/Adjunct Professor Position

The Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley seeks applications for a managing editor/adjunct professor at the assistant or associate rank in the area of investigative reporting, at full-time, with an expected start date of May 1, 2016. The incumbent will engage in substantial professional work and hold responsibility similar to managing editor for IRP projects. He or she will oversee and direct the day-to-day editorial operations of IRP reporting projects, approving or denying pitched stories, determining how stories are reported, setting deadlines, editing articles and scripts, and working with collaborators and other media outlets. The incumbent will teach or co-teach related courses in investigative reporting, including but not limited to Investigative reporting seminars. For more information about the position and to apply, go here.


Apply for 2016-17 IRP Fellowship

The Investigative Reporting Program is hiring 2-3 full-time fellows in investigative reporting.  This one-year academic appointment will begin on August 26, 2016.  Fellows’ findings will be published or broadcast for general circulation. Fellows will be provided with a full-time annual salary of $56,808, office space, and up to $10,000 in funds for approved travel. Apply here by Feb. 19, 2016.

Janitorial Company Featured in IRP Documentary Agrees to Review of Sexual Abuse Claims

ABM, the nation’s largest janitorial company, has agreed to an outside review of rape claims made by its female janitors in California. ABM was featured prominently in Rape on the Night Shift, a recent investigation into sexual abuse in the janitorial industry by the IRP, Reveal, KQED, Univision and FRONTLINE.


Producer Daffodil Altan Joins IRP

Daffodil Altan

Daffodil Altan is an Emmy-nominated journalist and documentary film producer who joined the IRP on Nov. 1.  Previously she was a producer at the Center for Investigative Reporting, where her reporting on teen solitary confinement at Rikers Island was part of a wave of renewed coverage that led to reforms for teens at the New York City jail.


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