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For students at a lone school in California, class is still on

In this front page story for The New York Times, journalism students Brian Wollitz and Ali DeFazio report on the only public school to remain open in California during the shutdown. The story is part of the IRP/Berkeley Journalism’s California Covid reporting partnership with the Times

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Why Mammoth Lakes is turning away visitors

In this story for The New York Times, journalism student Annie Berman reports on how a tiny ski town in California is worried about its role as an escape during the coronavirus pandemic. This was the first piece published under a new California Covid-19 reporting partnership between the IRP/Berkeley Journalism and the Times.

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Hamid Hayat walks free

February 14, 2020

TERRORISM CASE REPEATEDLY SCRUTINIZED BY IRP REPORTERS

A high-profile federal terrorism case ended Friday when prosecutors announced they would not retry a Central Valley man whose conviction was overturned in August after he had served 14 years in prison.

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County correctional sergeant demoted after tasing handcuffed inmate

January 8, 2020

Records released under California’s new law-enforcement transparency law show that a Mendocino County correctional officer was demoted after tasing a handcuffed inmate. J-School/IRP students Katey Rusch and Edward Booth covered the story for The Ukiah Daily Journal.

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