Upcoming events at the UCB J-School

Some great events coming up at the UCB j-school including a talk TOMORROW by radio super-star and good friend of FC Tamara Keith. Don't miss it!


The Big Story: National Public Radio’s Tamara Keith

When: Wednesday, October 6

Reception: 5:30 PM
Lecture: 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.

Our Patchwork Nation: political journalist and author Dante Chinni

When: Wednesday, October 13

Reception: 5:30 PM
Lecture: 6:00 PM

 North Gate Hall Library

Political journalist and author Dante Chinni talks about his highly praised new book, Our Patchwork Nation. The outgrowth of an online reporting project that began in 2008, Patchwork Nation demonstrates that the subtle distinctions in how Americans vote, invest, shop, and communicate reflect what they experience on their local streets and in their local communities.

What Happens When Refugees Tell Their Own Stories?
A film screening with Becky Palmstrom

When: Wednesday, October 27,  6:00 PM

Where:  North Gate Hall Library

Over the summer Becky Palmstrom worked with Film Aid International in Kakuma Refugee camp in Kenya. Together with 30 young refugees from Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Congo, Uganda and Kenya they produced four short documentaries about life in the camp. Becky will be screening the documentaries and talking about participatory video and its implications for humanitarianism and citizen journalism.

The event is co-sponsored by the Human Rights Center, the Center for African Studies and the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.

Berkeley and YouTube: Innovators at Work!

Thursday, October 28

Reception: 5:30 PM
Discussion: 6:00 PM

Where: North Gate Hall Library

Join J-School student Shannon Service, alumna Anna Bloom, YouTube’s Olivia Ma, New America Media's Kevin Weston, ABC's Jennifer Mitchell and the Bay Area Video Coalition's Ken Ikeda 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.

George Azar
Film maker and photographer based in Amman, Jordan

Tuesday, November 9,  6:00 PM

North Gate Hall Library

George Azar will screen and speak about his two powerful films:

"The Gaza Fixer" –  the human story of one man's personal loss during the Gaza War.                            

"Two Schools in Nablus" – teachers at a boys and a girls school work to educate students living under the Israeli occupation.

George Azar has covered the Middle East and Arab/Islamic culture for the past 29 years from Beirut, Jerusalem and Gaza. He is a recipient of television’s 2007 Rory Peck Award for his film ‘Gaza Fixer.’ The following year his film, ‘Two Schools in Nablus’ won the Japan Prize and the U.K. Royal Television Society’s Education Award.

As a photojournalist, Azar’s work has appeared on the front pages of The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Economist, Newsweek, the Philadelphia Inquirer and other leading newspapers and periodicals. His photographs appear on the covers of many books, most recently Mahmoud Darwish’s State of Siege (2009).

He is the author of the books Palestine, A Photographic Journey (University of California Press, 1991) and Palestine, A Guide (Interlink Books, 2006).

Simon Wiesenthal: The Life and Legends
Historian and Israeli journalist, Tom Segev

When: Friday, November 12,  Noon

Where: North Gate Hall Library

Historian and Israeli journalist, Tom Segev, speaks about his widely acclaimed new book, Simon Wiesenthal: The Life and Legends.

Segev, who writes a weekly column in Ha'aretz, Israel's leading daily newspaper, is the author of The Seventh Million: The Israelis and the Holocaust and other pathbreaking books, including One Palestine, Complete, which was named one of the ten best books of 2000 by the New York Times Book Review. He lives in Jerusalem.

"A Mad Day Out, 1968", by Stephen Goldblatt
An Exhibition and Public Lecture

When:  Friday, November 12

Reception: 6:00 PM
Lecture:  7:00 PM

Where:  North Gate Hall Room 105

On Sunday, July 28th 1968, in the midst of recording sessions for the White Album, The Beatles decided to spend a Mad Day Out being photographed at seemingly random locations all over London. This exhibition of photographs by Stephen Goldblatt traces that day and the madcap and energy of the Beatles roaming and playing through London.

Stephen Goldblatt began his career as a news photographer, including work for the London Sunday Times, and later specializing in shooting rock stars, including The Beatles at the peak of their popularity. He ran Anthony Armstrong-Jones' studio in Pimlico for three years before attending the Royal College of Art Film School. Upon graduation, he went to work shooting documentaries and animation, much of it in 16mm. Among his assignments were two "Disappearing World" episodes for Granada TV. He became a director of photography in 1980 for the feature, "Breaking Glass". He has been nominated for an Oscar twice: "Prince of Tides" (1991) and "Batman Forever"(1995) and has been director of Photography for "Julie and Julia", "Angels in America", "Percy Jackson and the Olympians", "Rent", "Charlie Wilsons War", "The Pelican Brief", "The Cotton Club" and is currently finishing "The Help" based on the #1 NY Times best seller list novel.

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