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2015-16 Mark Felt Scholarship Winners

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


Lowell Bergman Remembers Bob Simon


IRP Director Lowell Bergman remembers the legendary career of CBS News correspondent Bob Simon, who died Wednesday in a car accident in New York City. More info


Legal Fight Ends for Risen


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


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


Judge: Chanos Remarks at Logan Symposium Not Slanderous


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


Bergman Speaks at Logan Symposium UK


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


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


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


Former IRP Fellow Named FCIR Exec Director


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


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


“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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