Daffodil Altan is an Emmy-nominated journalist and documentary producer. Most recently, she produced the Frontline/Univision documentary, “Rape on the Night Shift,” a collaboration between the IRP, Reveal at The Center for Investigative Reporting and KQED, which investigated the hidden reality of rape on the job for women janitors in the U.S. The film won the Investigative Reporters and Editors award for best Broadcast/Video in 2016 and was nominated for two national Emmys. Previously she was a producer at the Center for Investigative Reporting. Her print, radio and production credits include: Frontline, Univision, MSNBC, Telemundo, KQED, the PBS NewsHour, The Los Angeles Times, Mother Jones, the OC Weekly, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among others. She has received awards for her work from Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc., the Society of Professional Journalists, The San Francisco International Film Festival, the Los Angeles Press Club and the Imagen Foundation. She has a master’s degree in journalism from UC Berkeley.
Roman Badanin is editor-in-chief of TV Rain, one of the few independent news outlets in Russia. Badanin has helped lead some of his country’s most important independent newsrooms over the past two decades. He headed the editorial department of RBC, the country’s largest independent publishing company, from 2014 to 2016. He and other leaders of RBC were forced to resign in mid-2016 under pressure from the government because of their reporting. Badanin spent several years working in leadership roles at Gazeta.ru, one of Russia’s first online news outlets. He joined Grazeta in 2001 as news editor and later headed its politics department. During the controversial parliamentary elections of 2011, Badanin was deputy editor-in-chief. After the editorial board came under intense pressure for its coverage of pre-election violations, he was forced to resign. He then became digital platform editor-in-chief of Forbes Russia.
Lowell Bergman (moderator)
Lowell Bergman is founder of the Investigative Reporting Program and the Reva and David Logan Distinguished Chair in Investigative Journalism at the Graduate School of Journalism where he has taught a seminar dedicated to investigative reporting for more than 20 years. He was a senior producer and consultant to PBS Frontline until 2015. In 2004, Bergman received the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, awarded to The New York Times for “A Dangerous Business,” which detailed a foundry company’s safety and environmental violations. For 22 years, Bergman was a producer in network television news, including 14 years at CBS’s 60 Minutes. Bergman has received numerous Emmys and other awards, including six Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Silver and Gold Batons, three Peabodys and a Polk Award.
David Boardman (moderator)
David Boardman is dean of the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University in Philadelphia. Previously, Boardman was executive editor and senior vice president of The Seattle Times, the largest news organization in the Pacific Northwest. Under his leadership, The Times won four Pulitzer Prizes and produced 10 Pulitzer finalists. He is chair of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, the Lenfest Institute for Journalism and the Solutions Journalism Network. He is also president of the American Society of News Editors Foundation and serves on the boards of the Fund for Investigative Journalism and the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. He also sits on the advisory boards of ProPublica, the New England Center for Investigative Reporting and Investigative Reporting Denmark.
Nellie Bowles (moderator)
Nellie Bowles covers tech and internet culture from San Francisco for The New York Times. Before joining The Times, she was a correspondent for VICE News Tonight. She has written for California Sunday, Recode, The Guardian and the San Francisco Chronicle.
Bruce Brown, a former journalist, is partner in the Washington office of Baker & Hostetler and serves as the executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. He is a lecturer at the University of Virginia Law School, co-directing its First Amendment Clinic. Brown has been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Economist, USA Today and The National Law Journal, among other publications.
Andrés Cediel is a documentary filmmaker and Professor of Visual Journalism at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. While at the Investigative Reporting Program, he produced the films “Rape in the Fields” and “Rape on the Shift,” which brought to light the rampant sexual assault of immigrant women in the agricultural and janitorial industries. The two films, which aired in both English and Spanish, were part of a multi-media collaboration with PBS Frontline, Univision, the Investigative Reporting Program, the Center for Investigative Reporting and KQED. They combined to win a duPont-Columbia Journalism Award, the RFK Grand Prize for Journalism, and were nominated for four national Emmys. Cediel’s previous work with Frontline included a series on death investigation with ProPublica. Previously, he co-produced “The Judge and the General,” a dupont-Columbia Journalism winner and Emmy nominated film which chronicled human rights cases against former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. Cediel graduated from Brown University and received a master’s degree in journalism from UC Berkeley.
Erwin Chemerinsky became the 13th Dean of Berkeley Law in July 2017, when he joined the faculty as the Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law. Prior to assuming this position, from 2008-2017, he was the founding Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law, and Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law, at University of California, Irvine School of Law. Before that, he was the Alston and Bird Professor of Law and Political Science at Duke University and a professor at the University of Southern California Law School. He teaches constitutional law, First Amendment law, federal courts, criminal procedure and appellate litigation. He is the author of ten books, including “The Case Against the Supreme Court” (Viking, 2014). He writes a weekly column for the Sacramento Bee and monthly columns for the ABA Journal and the Daily Journal. In January 2017, National Jurist magazine again named him as the most influential person in legal education in the U.S.
Carol Christ became the eleventh Chancellor of UC Berkeley on July 1, 2017. She is the first female chancellor in Berkeley’s 149-year history. Christ is a renowned Victorian literature scholar, who returned to UC Berkeley in January of 2015 as director of the campus’s Center for Studies in Higher Education. Before that, she served as the 10th president of Smith College from 2002 through 2013. Prior to joining Smith, Christ served as UC Berkeley’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost from 1994 until 2000.
Rebecca Corbett, an assistant managing editor, oversees the investigations department at The New York Times. She has edited projects, including multiple Pulitzer Prize winners, on subjects ranging from the National Security Agency’s warrantless wiretapping program, Russian interference in the U.S. election, lawlessness at sea, the Ebola crisis, terrorism around the globe, misconduct by Navy SEALs, the integration of Syrian refugees and gender issues in American institutions. Before joining The Times, she worked at The Baltimore Sun and newspapers in New England.
Valeria Fernández has been reporting on Arizona’s immigrant community and the many angles and faces of the immigration debate for over 15 years. Fernández is a recipient of the 2018 American Mosaic Journalism Prize awarded by the Heising-Simons Foundation for freelance journalists doing long-form narrative covering underrepresented or misrepresented communities. She currently freelances for CNN Español, Radio Bilingue, PRI’s Global Nation and The World, Al Jazeera English, Phoenix New Times, and The Guardian. Fernández co-directed and produced “Two Americans,” a documentary that parallels the stories of Sheriff Joe Arpaio and a nine-year-old U.S. citizen whose parents were arrested by the sheriff’s deputies during a workplace immigration raid. The film aired on Al Jazeera America in 2013.
Richard Gingras is vice president of news at Google. In that role, he guides Google’s strategies relating to the media ecosystem and oversees many of Google’s news and media-related products. Gingras was a key instigator of the recently announced Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) project, an effort to make web content instantaneous and in doing so, preserve the vitality, utility and openness of the web. He was also co-founder of the Trust Project, a global effort within the journalism community to ensure that high-quality journalism is recognized for the credibility it deserves. Gingras has been involved in digital media since 1980 or, as he once put it, “since the days of steam-powered modems.” He helped found Salon.com and has worked at Apple, the @Home Network, the Excite portal, among other digital ventures. He also serves on the boards of the First Amendment Coalition, the International Center for Journalists and the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard.
Delphine Halgand-Mishra is the executive director of The Signals Foundation. She previously served for six years as North America director of Reporters Without Borders, advocating for journalists, bloggers and media rights worldwide. She received the 2017 James W. Foley American Hostage Freedom Award for her work assisting American journalists detained abroad. Earlier in her career, Halgand-Mishra served as press attaché in charge of outreach at the French Embassy to the U.S. She has worked as an economics correspondent for various French media (such as Le Monde, Les Echos and L’Express), focusing mainly on international politics and macroeconomic issues.
Julia Ioffe (moderator)
Julia Ioffe is a contributing writer for The Atlantic, where she covers foreign policy and national security with a focus on Russia. Ioffe was a Moscow-based correspondent for The New Yorker and Foreign Policy from 2009-2012. Her work has also appeared in The New Republic, The New York Times Magazine, Politico Magazine, Forbes, and GQ. She is currently working on a book about Russia. She is based in Washington, DC.
Tracy Jarrett is an Emmy-nominated, Peabody award-winning producer covering politics and DC-based policy coverage for VICE News Tonight, the Emmy award-winning nightly newscast from VICE Media and HBO. Before joining VICE News’ Washington DC bureau, Jarrett worked at NBC News, contributing to shows including Dateline, Nightly News with Lester Holt and the TODAY Show, as well as NBC News digital. Jarrett joined NBC after completing a GroundTruth-Kaiser Family Foundation reporting fellowship, where she traveled to South Africa to report on women and children living with HIV. She still works as an advisor for The GroundTruth Project. Jarrett has participated in multiple international fellowships through the U.N. Foundation, International Reporting Project and International Center for Journalists. She is a 2012 graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. In August 2017, Jarrett produced VICE News Tonight’s award-winning “Charlottesville: Race and Terror,” providing viewers with an unflinching insight into rally organizer Christopher Cantwell’s hotel hideaway outside of Virginia provided viewers and an unforgettable window on an American tragedy.
Jamie Kalven is the author of “Working With Available Light: A Family’s World After Violence” and the editor of “A Worthy Tradition: Free Speech in America” by his father Harry Kalven, Jr. He has reported extensively on police abuse in Chicago and was the plaintiff in Kalven v. Chicago, in which the Illinois appellate court ruled that police misconduct files are public information. His reporting first brought the police shooting of Laquan McDonald to public attention. He is the recipient of the 2015 George Polk Award for Local Reporting, the 2016 Ridenhour Courage Prize and the 2017 Hillman Prize for Web Journalism.
Marisa Kwiatkowski is an investigative reporter for The Indianapolis Star. She handles investigations relating to social services issues, including child abuse and neglect, poverty, elder abuse, human trafficking, domestic violence and access to mental health services. In 2016, Kwiatkowski and her colleagues launched an investigation into USA Gymnastics that revealed top officials at the sport’s national governing body failed to report many allegations of sexual abuse by coaches and showed how predators exploited a lax culture to prey on children. As a result of the series, more than 250 women came forward with allegations of sexual abuse against longtime team physician Larry Nassar, who was convicted of criminal charges and sent to prison. Kwiatkowski has earned more than 40 journalism awards, including Indiana Journalist of the Year, IRE’s Tom Renner Award and a Sigma Delta Chi Award in public service. Kwiatkowski has earned more than 40 journalism awards, including Indiana Journalist of the Year, IRE’s Tom Renner Award and a Sigma Delta Chi Award in public service.
Evelyn Larrubia (moderator)
Evelyn Larrubia recently joined Marketplace as executive editor of news. Prior to that, she was Southern California Public Radio’s managing editor and assistant vice president for news and investigations. There, she pioneered the use of extensive data analysis in reporting and oversaw numerous investigations, including one about L.A. schools’ iPad program, which ultimately lead to the superintendent’s resignation. She assigned, lead and edited KPCC’s hit investigative podcast Repeat. Before moving to radio, Larrubia was the editorial director of the Investigative News Network and worked for many years as a staff reporter for the Los Angeles Times. She was a John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University in 2010. Larrubia’s work has garnered more than a dozen national journalism awards, including the Scripps Howard National Journalism Award for Investigative reporting, the Associated Press Managing Editors Public Service Award, the Livingston Award for Young Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists award. She was named 2017 Latina Journalist of the Year by the California Chicano News Media Association.
Irina Malkova is the chief editor of The Bell. Prior to joining The Bell, she was chief editor of the Republic, an online magazine. She started her career at Vedomosti, working on the business side before transitioning over to reporting, where she was one of the leading reporters covering the oil and gas sector. Malkova has also worked at Forbes Russia and RBC.
Nina Martin covers sex and gender issues for ProPublica. Her “Lost Mothers” project, examining maternal deaths and near-deaths in the U.S. (in partnership with National Public Radio), has been honored with a George Polk Award and the 2018 Goldsmith Award for Investigative Reporting. Before joining ProPublica in 2013, she held staff positions at a number of publications, including San Francisco magazine, Health magazine, The Washington Post, the International Herald Tribune and BabyCenter, where she was founding editor of the print magazine. She is based in Berkeley.
Kim Masters is editor-at-large of The Hollywood Reporter and host of KCRW’s The Business. A former correspondent for NPR, she has also served as a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, TIME and Esquire, and was a staff reporter for The Washington Post. She is the author of “The Keys to the Kingdom: The Rise of Michael Eisner and the Fall of Everybody Else,” and co-author (with Nancy Griffin) of “Hit & Run: How Jon Peters and Peter Guber Took Sony for a Ride in Hollywood.” Masters was named Print Journalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Press Club in 2012 and a Distinguished Journalist by the Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists in 2017. The Business received Gracie Awards for Outstanding Talk Show in 2012 and 2014.
Stephanie McCrummen is a national enterprise reporter for The Washington Post. Previously, she was the paper’s East Africa bureau chief based in Nairobi. She has also reported from Egypt, Iraq and Mexico, among other places. Stephanie joined The Post in 2004 as a metro reporter. Before that was a reporter for Newsday in New York. She was part of the three-person team that won a 2018 Polk Award for Political Reporting, for stories that uncovered Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore’s pursuit of teenaged girls. She is originally from Birmingham, Alabama.
Félim McMahon joined the Human Rights Center at Berkeley School of Law as its technology and human rights program director and director of the Human Rights Investigations Lab in February 2018. McMahon comes to the center from the International Criminal Court, where he conducted open source investigations to strengthen prosecutions of grave international crimes, including war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity. He was previously a print journalist in Ireland and part of a pioneering team that established Storyful, the world’s first social media news agency.
Vann R. Newkirk II is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he covers politics and policy, with a focus on health policy, civil rights, and environmental justice. Prior to working at The Atlantic, Newkirk worked as a staff writer at Daily Kos. In 2018, Newkirk was named one of the five winners of the American Society of Magazine Editors ASME Next Award for outstanding achievement by magazine journalists under the age of 30. In 2017, Newkirk was named to The Root‘s Root 100, a list of influential African Americans in media.
Soo Oh (moderator)
Soo Oh is a John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, researching how newsrooms can better manage and support journalists with technical skills. As a journalist and web developer, she has reported stories, designed interactives and built newsrooms tools for Vox, Los Angeles Times and The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Elizaveta Osetinskaya is an award-winning investigative reporter and editor with more than 20 years of experience in Russian newsrooms. Osetinskaya was chief editor of RBC Media Holding, Russia’s leading privately-owned media company. She and two other senior editors were fired weeks after RBC became the only major Russian news outlet to investigate the business ties of family members of President Vladimir Putin. She also served as editor-in-chief of Forbes Russia. Osetinskaya is currently a fellow at the Investigative Reporting Program and recently launched The Bell, a newsletter focused on covering Russian finance and politics. Before coming to Berkeley, she was a fellow in the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships Program at Stanford University.
Lauren Pabst (moderator)
Lauren Pabst is a senior program officer in the Journalism and Media program at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, which supports professional nonprofit reporting, nonfiction multimedia storytelling, and participatory civic media to inform, engage, and activate people in the U.S. Prior to joining the foundation in 2012, Pabst worked as project manager and researcher for the Rada Film Group on the 13-year longitudinal documentary “American Promise” about race, parenting and education, which received a Special Jury Prize at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and was broadcast on the PBS series POV in 2014. Previously, she worked as a new media assistant at the National Black Programming Consortium (Black Public Media) and a production assistant at Public Policy Productions on “Critical Condition” (PBS POV 2008), a documentary about the crisis of the uninsured.
Jason Paladino is a researcher and associate producer at Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley. He is producing a documentary film on the way the military acquires new weapons systems, the delays and cost-overruns, and the sometimes deadly costs to military personnel. He is proficient in all things FOIA. His investigation into a troubled Navy and Marine Corps helicopter program has won top journalism honors in broadcast and print. He is a Livingston Award finalist and winner of the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Investigative Reporting.
Dawn Porter (moderator)
Dawn Porter is a documentary filmmaker whose first feature, “Gideon’s Army,” won the Sundance Film Festival Editing Award in 2013 and later broadcast on HBO. The film was nominated for an Independent Spirit award and an Emmy. Porter’s other films have appeared on PBS’s Independent Lens, OWN and the Discovery Channel. Her latest project, “Trapped,” explores the impact of laws regulating abortion clinics in the south. It premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Special Jury Award for Social Impact Filmmaking. Prior to her work as a filmmaker, Porter was director of standards and practices at ABC News and vice president of standards and practices at A&E Television Networks. She graduated from Swarthmore College and Georgetown Law Center and practiced law at the firm of Baker & Hostetler for five years.
Paul Pringle is a Los Angeles Times reporter who specializes in investigating corruption. He was a member of reporting teams that won Pulitzer Prizes in 2004 and 2011. In 2009, he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Pringle won the George Polk Award in 2008, the same year the Society of Professional Journalists of Greater Los Angeles honored him as a distinguished journalist. In 2012, he shared in Harvard University’s Worth Bingham Prize. Pringle won the California Newspaper Publishers Association’s First Amendment Award in 2014 and the University of Florida’s Joseph L. Brechner Award in 2015. He received the 2017 Fraud Fighter award for investigative journalism from the Los Angeles chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Before joining The Times, Pringle served as West Coast bureau chief for The Dallas Morning News. He earlier was Los Angeles bureau chief for Copley News Service, covering the region for The San Diego Union-Tribune and other Copley newspapers.
Matthew Purdy was named deputy managing editor of The New York Times in September 2016. Previously he was deputy executive editor, beginning in 2014, and the assistant managing editor beginning in July 2013. Since 2003, Purdy had been the investigations editor for The New York Times. He joined The Times in 1993 and has worked as a reporter, a columnist and an editor. Before joining The Times, Purdy worked at The Philadelphia Inquirer for 12 years. In 1989, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in national reporting for a series of stories about abuses in the federal government’s kidney dialysis program. Purdy graduated from Northwestern University in 1978.
Svetlana Reiter is a Moscow-based investigative journalist who is working as a special correspondent for The Bell. Her work has focused on criminal, social and political stories, including the protest movement, the Pussy Riot trials, the arrests from the Bolotnaya Square demonstrations and torture in the Caucasus. She is the 2013 Paul Klebnikov fellow, a title awarded in honor of the assassinated pioneer of Russian investigative journalism.
Ken Schwencke is a journalist and developer on ProPublica‘s news apps team, covering hate crimes and white supremacist movements. Previously, he worked on The New York Times’ interactive news team and the Los Angeles Times data desk.
Melissa Segura is an investigative reporter with BuzzFeed News. Her reporting focuses on the intersection of justice, class and race. Segura published a landmark investigation in 2017 detailing how a group of predominantly working class, Latina women from Chicago uncovered evidence suggesting a police detective framed at least 51 of their sons, brothers or husbands. Her series, “Broken Justice in Chicago,” has led to the exoneration of seven men who had each spent decades behind bars. In 2018, the series earned her the George Polk Award in Journalism for local reporting. Before BuzzFeed News, Segura was a staff writer for Sports Illustrated.
Gabriel Sherman is a special correspondent for Vanity Fair and the author of the New York Times bestselling biography of Fox News founder Roger Ailes, “The Loudest Voice in the Room,” which is currently being adapted into a limited series for Showtime. Previously, Sherman served as national affairs editor at New York magazine and is a regular contributor to NBC News and MSNBC. He lives in New York City with his family.
Zachary Stauffer is a reporter, documentary producer, and director of photography at the Investigative Reporting Program. He joined the Berkeley IRP as a post-graduate fellow in 2009. Stauffer has worked on several films in Frontline’s “Post Mortem” series on death investigation as both a reporter and cinematographer, including “Post Mortem,” “The Child Cases” and “The Real CSI.” He produced “Money and March Madness” an in-depth look at the NCAA and college athletics, and was a field producer on “Murdoch’s Scandal” about the ongoing phone hacking saga at News Corporation. Stauffer received a master’s degree in journalism from UC Berkeley in 2008.
William R. Tamayo
William R. Tamayo is director of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, San Francisco district. He oversees the investigations and operations of the EEOC in Northern California, Northern Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho and Montana. Prior to this role, he served as an EEOC regional attorney. Before joining the EEOC, Tamayo worked at the Asian Law Caucus, where he emphasized the practice of immigration and nationality law and civil rights litigation and advocacy involving employment discrimination, immigrant rights, voting rights and the Census. He co-led the legal team that developed the “self-petitioning provisions” for battered immigrant women under the Violence Against Women Act through which over 90,000 women and their children have been able to leave abusive relationships and gain legal permanent immigration status.
John Temple (moderator)
John Temple is director of the Investigative Reporting Program. He oversees the editorial projects at the IRP, as well as its business and educational operations. He also teaches a course on investigative reporting at the Journalism School. Before joining the IRP, Temple was president of audience and products at First Look Media from 2014 to 2015. Prior to that, he was a senior fellow in the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships program at Stanford University. He has also served as managing editor of The Washington Post and editor and general manager of Honolulu Civil Beat, a news service launched by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. In addition, Temple was editor, president and publisher of the award-winning Rocky Mountain News and vice president of news of the newspaper division of the E.W. Scripps Co. before it closed the Denver paper in 2009.
Katie Townsend is the litigation director at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, a nonprofit association of reporters and editors based in Washington, D.C. She oversees the litigation work of the Reporters Committee and its attorneys, and represents the Reporters Committee, news organizations, and individual journalists, including documentary filmmakers, in court access, freedom of information, and other First Amendment and press freedom matters.
Edward Wasserman is professor of journalism and dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley. After a 25-year career as writer, editor and media executive, he served a decade as the Knight Professor of Journalism Ethics at Washington and Lee University, where he taught courses in professional ethics, media ownership and control, and coverage of poverty in news and popular culture. From 2001 to 2015 he wrote a national bi-weekly op-ed column for the McClatchy-Tribune wire. Wasserman has degrees from Yale and the University of Paris, and received his Ph.D. from the London School of Economics.
Jeffrey Wigand is a former senior executive at Brown & Williamson tobacco company who decided to talk about how his company was suppressing information about the damage of nicotine. He shared his story on 60 Minutes in 1996 and cooperated with federal regulators and anti-tobacco investigators. Wigand now lectures around the world as an expert witness and consultant on various tobacco issues and works on his non-profit, Smoke-Free Kids, Inc.
Bernice Yeung is an award-winning reporter for Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting whose work examines issues related to violence against women, labor and employment, immigration and environmental health. Her work has appeared in outlets such as The New York Times, The Guardian and PBS Frontline. Her work on the “Rape in the Fields” and “Rape on the Night Shift” reporting teams led to her first book, “In a Day’s Work: The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against America’s Most Vulnerable Workers” (The New Press 2018).