Former IRP fellow Daniel Alarcón’s receives the Pen Center USA Award in the journalism category for “The Contestant,” which was published in The California Sunday Magazine. Alarcón worked on this piece during his 2012-13 fellowship.
Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz will be joining the IRP as a ‘Filmmaker in Residence’ this fall.
The Reva & David Logan Foundation has awarded the IRP a $2-million grant to build the program’s infrastructure and to support innovative storytelling.
The tenth annual Reva and David Logan Symposium on Investigative Reporting at UC Berkeley has been scheduled for Friday, April 1 through Sunday, April 3, 2016. Online registration will open in September by invitation only. Stay tuned for more details.
A California judge has ordered casino mogul Steve Wynn to pay $390,000 in attorneys’ fees to hedge fund manager James Chanos. Wynn had sued Chanos for libel for comments he made about Macau’s casino industry at the Logan Symposium in Investigative Reporting at UC Berkeley in April 2014. The suit was dismissed last March.
Mexican investigative reporter and IRP Fellow Anabel Hernández is quoted extensively in this New Yorker piece about the 43 students who disappeared in Iguala last September.
Former IRP Fellow Trevor Aaronson gives a TED Talk on how the FBI is responsible for more terrorism plots in the U.S. than any other organization. Aaronson began research on this topic during his 2010-11 fellowship at the IRP.
Ryan Gabrielson, an IRP fellow in 2009-10, shares a Livingston Award for national reporting for an investigation on the lax regulation of armed security guards. More info
Hernandez tells The Huffington Post about the misconceptions surrounding Mexico’s drug war. Full story
If you missed the 9th annual Logan Symposium or want to see the panels again, you can now view them online here.
In response to the statement from Frontline on “Bigger Than Vegas” posted on their website on April 25, 2015, The Investigative Reporting Program at the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley has already stated publicly that disagreements occur in this business, and we disagree.
The journalism we provided to Frontline on this story was solid as well as carefully reviewed. There were no errors. It was no different in quality from many stories we have done for Frontline and that they then aired.
The reporting on this story has not ended because Frontline decided not to broadcast. The team that reported this story continues to develop new information and to follow up on new developments. We have already begun to publish in another venue, and will continue to report on this story in print and broadcast. We think the public interest demands it.
The IRP is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015-16 Mark Felt Scholarships for students who intend to specialize in investigative reporting during their second year. They are: Brett Murphy, Alyssa Perry, Nadine Sebai, Jimmy Tobias and Parker Yesko.
Lowell Bergman Speaks at Flagler College
Lowell Bergman delivered the keynote address at Communication Week, an annual event at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida for students of journalism, media production, public relations and other fields on Sunday, March 8. More info
Judge Throws Out Suit Against Logan Symposium Panelist
A federal judge dismisses a libel lawsuit against Jim Chanos, who was sued for remarks he made at the 2014 Logan Symposium. More info