Felix-Sater Class

Former Trump associate Felix Sater speaks to the IRP

Felix Sater, a former business partner of President Donald Trump who – along with Michael Cohen – tried to build a Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, spoke at Lowell Bergman’s seminar in September. He is scheduled to testify for the first time in open session before the House Intelligence Committee on March 27. You can watch the video of Sater’s appearance at the IRP and learn more on the Investigative Studios website.


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California Reporting Project Includes IRP

The California Reporting Project, a coalition of more than 30 news organizations, has formed to request and report on previously secret records of police misconduct and deadly use of force. The group—including the IRP, KQED, the Bay Area News Group, KPCC, Capital Public Radio and the Los Angeles Times—is investigating records obtained under the state’s new police transparency law. To learn more, you can read the full story on KQED’s website and view a timeline that shows everything published to date, including stories researched by Graduate School of Journalism students.


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John Temple Presents and Judges at Press Mega-Conference

IRP Director John Temple is presenting and speaking at the Key Executives Mega-Conference in Las Vegas. The event is the only major newspaper conference scheduled in 2019. Temple was part of a three-judge panel that evaluated newspaper innovation. He also is leading a roundtable on the future of investigative reporting at the event. For more information, please visit the Mega-Conference website.



The IRP joins amicus statement as signatory

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.



KQED publishes J-School students’ Fresno reporting

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.


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