Free Community Film Screening

When: Wednesday, June 5, 7 pm

Where: 906 Washington St., Oakland, CA

The Bay Area Video Coalition, IRP, and StudioToBe invite you to an intimate screening, discussion, and reception of Building the American Dream. The film’s Director, Chelsea Hernandez, who participated both in the IRP’s Professional Filmmakers Workshop and BAVC’s MediaMaker Fellowship, will be in attendance. 

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Frank McCulloch and the Future


When: Friday, October 19, 5:30 PM - 8 PM

Where: UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism Library

A celebration of the life and times of Frank McCulloch

 “A journalist’s dream”
— David Halberstam writing about McCulloch in 
The Powers that Be

If you haven’t already, please let us know if you can join us to celebrate McCulloch’s legacy and what his example means for journalism today. The event will be hosted by Will Hearst and Lowell Bergman.The tribute will be held Friday, Oct. 19, at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism’s Library, from 5:30 pm – 8 pm. The program begins at 6:30 pm. Drinks and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Chris Bush by Thursday, Oct. 11.

McCulloch, who passed away earlier this year, was one of the most renowned newsmen of the 20th century. He was bureau chief in Vietnam for Time-Life and then bureau chief in Washington. He was also managing editor of the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Examiner and Sacramento Bee, and then executive editor of the McClatchy newspapers.

To learn more about McCulloch, watch this video produced by Lowell Bergman and his students in 2003.

Fall 2018 Documentary Filmmakers Workshop

When: Sun., Sept. 23, through Tues., Sept. 25

Where: Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley map

Twice a year, the IRP holds a workshop for independent documentary filmmakers who are interested in using investigative reporting practices and principles to boost their storytelling. The goal of this workshop is to elevate the journalistic standards of independent filmmakers, increase the impact of their stories and help them break new ground. For more information about the program, please visit https://investigativereportingprogram.com/professional-workshops/.

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Trafficked in America Screening

Living Dangerously: Investigative Reporting from Marcos to Duterte

When: Tuesday, October 10, 12:30 PM

Where: North Gate Hall Library map

Raissa Robles is the author of Marcos Martial Law: Never Again, A brief history of torture and atrocity under the New Society. It won in October 2016 the International Award for Excellence in Journalism from the International Christian Organization of the Media (ICOM), Geneva.

Earlier, Robles wrote a biography on the late Philippine President Elpidio Quirino titled To Fight without End: The Story of a Misunderstood President, which was also a study on state corruption.

She has interviewed five Philippine presidents after Marcos.

She is the publisher-webmaster-writer of the investigative and news blog, raissarobles.com – inside Philippine politics and beyond. The blog was judged the “Best Society and Politics Blog in the Philippines” at the 2015 Bloggys Awards, sponsored by the Philippine Daily Inquirer, ABS-CBN and Rappler. Whenever highly controversial topics are posted, the blog gets over 80,000 unique visitors and over 2.8 million requests daily, together with 3,000 threats trying to take her site offline. Fortunately, the San Francisco-based content delivery network Cloudflare provides robust protection under its Project Galileo program.

Robles is also the senior Manila correspondent of South China Morning Post, Asia’s oldest English daily, in Hong Kong. She has contributed to the Times of London, The Mail Online, BBC Radio, the Economist Intelligence Unit, Reuters, the defunct Riyadh Daily newspaper and AsiaWeek magazine. She has also been interviewed by Voice of America and National Public Radio.

She does both political and business news and has been covering the Mindanao rebel conflict, peace talks, Islamic radicalism and Beijing-Manila relations.

She graduated from the University of the Philippines with a BA in English, magna cum laude, and later took a course at the International Institut für Journalismus in Berlin.

Her twitter handle is @raissawriter and Facebook community page is https://www.facebook.com/raissawriter/.

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Professional Workshop for Independent Filmmakers

Feb. 5-7, 2017

The IRP is offering intensive training for filmmakers seeking to sharpen their reporting and storytelling skills, bulletproof their stories and break new ground. The workshop includes one-on-one coaching, as well as ongoing consultation on individual projects for up to a year.

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The Making of ‘Rape on the Night Shift’


When: Tuesday. December 6, 2016, 6:00PM

Where: North Gate Hall Library

The Investigative Reporting Program and the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism present:

The Making of ‘Rape on the Night Shift’: Inside the award-winning multiplatform story that inspired legislative change.

Learn how this bilingual multiplatform project in film, radio, podcast and print was created, the importance of collaboration and the impact it had in this discussion with:

Daffodil Altan: IRP Producer, Lecturer
Andrés Cediel: IRP Producer, Lecturer, NAHJ UC Berkeley Chapter Faculty Advisor
Sasha Khokha: KQED, The California Report
Bernice Yeung: Reveal

Watch the full documentary here:

Print, documentary, radio and new media students encouraged to attend.

RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/lKHuHV70u058iV552

Light refreshments provided.

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2016 Journalism Showcase

We invite you to the 2016 Journalism Showcase. The two day event will feature New Media presentations, video and documentary screenings, audio listening opportunities, student panels and receptions.

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