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Incarcerated journalist Steve Brooks selected as California Local News Fellow

January 22, 2024

Steve Brooks, former editor-in-chief of the award-winning San Quentin News, was selected to participate in the inaugural cohort of the California Local News Fellowship. The program is a state-funded initiative…

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Neiman Lab Predictions For Journalism, 2024

December 19, 2023

Annually, Neiman Lab invites leaders in journalism to offer their forecasts for the upcoming year. Christa Scharfenberg, our Project Director, was invited to contribute, and the ensuing article encapsulates her…

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Geeta Anand, Dean of Berkeley Journalism and CA State Senator Steve Glazer

SPJ NorCal honors Geeta Anand, Dean of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, and California State Senator Steve Glazer with the Distinguished Service to Journalism Award

November 21, 2023

The Northern California Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ NorCal) today announced it is honoring Geeta Anand, dean of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, and California…

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The California Local News Fellowship prepares its inaugural cohort of fellows for their journey into newsrooms across the state

October 3, 2023

In early September, the California Local News Fellowship welcomed its 39 inaugural fellows to Berkeley Journalism to connect, learn, and prepare for their launch into local newsrooms across the state. …

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California Local News Fellowship Announces Its Inaugural 2023 Cohort

August 22, 2023

Berkeley, CA – Geeta Anand, dean of Berkeley Journalism, today announced the launch of the inaugural cohort of the California Local News Fellowship program, a path-breaking initiative funded by the…

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Berkeley Journalism Announces New Advisory Board Members for California Local News Fellowship Program

March 29, 2023

Berkeley Journalism announces four new members of the Advisory Board for its new California Local News Fellowship program. The multi-year, state-funded program will support and strengthen local news reporting in…

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Early Career Journalists Invited to Apply to the California Local News Fellowship Program

March 1, 2023

The application process opens today for early-career journalists to apply to the California Local News Fellowship, a new state-funded initiative to support and strengthen local reporting, with a focus on…

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California Newsrooms Invited to Apply for Reporters through California Local News Fellowship

February 15, 2023

The application process opens today for California newsrooms to apply to host a journalism fellow through the California Local News Fellowship, a new state-funded initiative to support and strengthen local…

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Berkeley Journalism Announces Advisory Board for New California Local News Fellowship Program

January 31, 2023

Berkeley Journalism announces the Advisory Board for its new California Local News Fellowship program, a multi-year, state-funded program to support and strengthen local news reporting in California, with a focus…

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State Funds Berkeley Journalism $25 Million to Strengthen California’s Local News Coverage

September 6, 2022

What is believed to be the largest state allocation ever made in California and in the U.S. to support local journalism, the new Berkeley fellowship program will award up to…

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