Upcoming events at the UCB J-School in Sept/Oct

A bunch of interesting talks coming up at the UC Berkeley Jschool. Details below.


Fat Profits on the Economic Fringes: Award-winning Reporter and Writer-in-Residence Gary Rivlin

When: Wednesday, September 8,  6:00 PM

Where: North Gate Hall Library

Award-winning author and Writer-in-Residence Gary Rivlin discusses his acclaimed new book, Broke USA, and how the working poor become big business. A former national reporter for the New York Times and Industry Standard, Rivlin’s book has attracted acclaim and wide attention in print and broadcast media, including appearances on Charlie Rose, Terry Gross’ Fresh Air, and National Public Radio.

The Bay Citizen: A Progress Report on New Journalism in the Bay Area

When: Wednesday, September 15,  6:00 PM

 North Gate Hall Library

Join us for a lively discussion about the most widely watched new online news enterprise in the country, The Bay Citizen, a $12 million non-profit enterprise founded in partnership between the Hellman Family Foundation and Berkeley’s School of Journalism. Featuring: Citizen Multimedia producer Tasneem Raja, Partnerships coordinator Queena Kim, and reporters Richard Parks and Kate McClean.

Michael x Michael: Michael Lewis and Professor Michael Pollan in conversation

When: Thursday, September 23, 7:00 PM

Where: Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Two admired, best-selling writers will talk about writing, storytelling, books, and journalism.

Advance tickets required. This is a fundraising event for Journalism School student fellowships.

Berkeley and YouTube: Innovators at Work!

When: Wednesday, September 29,  6:00 PM

Where: North Gate Hall Library

Join J-School student Shannon Service, alumna Anna Bloom, YouTube’s Olivia Ma and New America Media's Kevin Weston as they discuss an exciting joint project in which the School is working to understand, curate, and engage citizen-contributed news content to the online video powerhouse. Moderated by Associate Dean Paul Grabowicz.

The Big Story: National Public Radio’s Tamara Keith

When: Wednesday, October 6,  6:00 PM

Where: North Gate Hall Library

NPR Reporter and Journalist-in-Residence Tamara Keith discusses radio journalism, the challenge of covering disasters, and NPR’s transition in the digital age, while outlining her experiences covering major stories ranging from the world financial crisis, to the earthquake in Haiti, to the BP oil spill in Louisiana.

Julie Hirano
Event & Fundraising Coordinator
Graduate School of Journalism
121 North Gate Hall
University of California at Berkeley

(work) 510.642.3394
(fax) 510.643.2680

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