Read news from Lowell Bergman about developments at the IRP.
Who Killed Lt. Van Dorn? documentary produced by IRP’s Zachary Stauffer and Jason Paladino won the Best Documentary award at the Monarch Film Festival in Monterey this past weekend.
The IRP is signatory to an amicus statement in support of Judge Kelly’s decision to reinstate Jim Acosta’s White House press credential temporarily. The brief is backed by a number of news organizations and press freedom groups.
This week, the Global Investigative Journalism Network and The Chronicle of Philanthropy co-published an article titled “New Models: How Academics, Nonprofit News and Government are Collaborating.” The piece mentions the Investigative Reporting Program as an example of an impactful university-backed nonprofit news program.
The documentary Who Killed Lt. Van Dorn?, produced by the IRP’s Zachary Stauffer and associate producer Jason Paladino, won the Gold Audience Favorite Award in the Active Cinema category at the 41st Annual Mill Valley Film Festival.
San Francisco’s largest public radio station, KQED, has published a series reported by UC Berkeley School of Journalism students. The eight stories cover the City of Fresno and were developed as part of the New Media Master’s Project Seminar, co-taught by IRP Director John Temple. You can read the stories on KQED’s website.
Berkeley News has published a major story about the making of Who Killed Lt. Van Dorn?, the IRP’s first feature-length documentary. The film will have its world premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival on Oct. 7. You can read the story on the Berkeley News website.
The Atlantic has published seven articles reported by UC Berkeley School of Journalism students. The stories cover the City of Fresno and were developed as part of the New Media Master’s Project Seminar, co-taught by IRP Director John Temple. You can read the stories on The Atlantic’s website.
IRP Founder and University of Wisconsin alum, Lowell Bergman, returned to his alma matter as a speaker on two panels titled “The Legacy of George Mosse” and “The State of the 4th Estate” for UW’s Memorial Union Conference on Madison in the 60s.
The Investigative Reporting Program has announced its 2018-19 fellows. They are journalist Susannah Breslin, who will receive the Lawrence Grauman, Jr. Fellowship; Débora Souza Silva, a 2014 School of Journalism alum and a documentary filmmaker; and The Bell founder Elizaveta Osetinskaya, an award-winning investigative reporter and editor.
NPR’s Latino USA interviewed the IRP’s Daffodil Altan about the almost 1,500 unaccounted for immigrant children, an issue that was central to her documentary “Trafficked in America.”
Brett Murphy, J-School alum and former IRP student, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting. His series “Rigged” investigated the exploitation of California port truck drivers.
Former J-School student, Brett Murphy, won the The Headliners Award, Sidney Award and Gannett’s Public Service Award for his USA TODAY series “Rigged,” which exposed the exploitation of California port truck drivers. Murphy was advised by the IRP’s Lowell Bergman, Tim McGirk and Abbie VanSickle.
The IRP’s Trafficked in America, premiering Tuesday, April 24, on PBS Frontline, investigates how teenagers from Central America were smuggled into the U.S. by traffickers who promised them jobs and a better life — only to force them to live and work in virtual slavery to pay off their debt.
The eight-part documentary series explores the crisis in Flint, Michigan, through the lens of a crumbling police force that is losing community support as they try to tackle the issues the city faces. IRP fellow Brian Dawson worked on the project as a camera operator. The series premiered on March 2, 2018. Watch the trailer.