The Investigative Reporting Program (IRP) was established in 2006 to promote and protect the practice of investigative journalism. IRP has evolved from a single seminar to encompass a nonprofit newsroom, a seminar for undergraduate reporters, a post-graduate fellowship program and an annual symposium and workshop series.
Since 2007, the IRP has hosted the Annual Reva & David Logan Investigative Reporting Symposium. The only symposium of its kind in the country, it routinely brings together a veritable “who’s who” of top journalists, law enforcement, and government officials to address the critical issues confronting this specialized field. The symposium also unites media executives involved in both non-profit and commercial outlets, as well as media attorneys, academics, major foundation leaders, and philanthropists who support journalism in the public interest.
The IRP also hosts two annual professional workshops for filmmakers. The goal of the workshops is to elevate the journalistic standards of independent filmmakers, increase the impact of their stories, and help them break new ground.
The IRP is seeking a contractor to oversee and administer the program and content for these two major events:
The annual Reva & David Logan Symposium on Investigative Reporting, a high-profile two-day conference that brings together 300+ journalists and others at UC Berkeley each April.
The bi-annual IRP Professional Workshop for Independent Filmmakers, a three-day workshop that takes place each February and October.
The contractor must have experience developing programs, recruiting speakers, and creating content for events, such as conferences, symposia, or workshops. A background in journalism or filmmaking is strongly preferred.
To learn more, please download the request for proposal (PDF).