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Visualizing the world: Storytelling with images from the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Visualizing the world: Storytelling with images from the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

Edward Wasserman, Dean

Richard Koci Hernandez, Associate Professor

Orlando Bagwell, Professor

Ken Light, Professor

While at the J-School, students have produced outstanding, award-winning documentaries, photography and innovative multi-media projects. These works cover every topic from public health, immigration, human rights, and politics with still and moving imagery from around the world, dramatic personal narratives and visual design of data. The works use 360 video, drone photography, animation and more. Students are pioneering the visual journalism of the future.

For all the gloom and doom about the state of journalism as a business, this is a golden age of innovation for journalism, and technology is allowing us to cover local and global issues more easily and to distribute the work more broadly than ever before. Come see the best of advanced work being done at the J-School.

Curated by the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism for the series Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA: Public (Re)Assembly

 

Edward Wasserman is the Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. He held the Knight Foundation chair in journalism ethics at Washington and Lee University from 2003 to 2012, and since 2001 has written a biweekly column on the media for the McClatchy-Tribune syndicate. He has worked as reporter, editor, and CEO at news organizations throughout the United States, and serves on the boards of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics and the Journal of Mass Media Ethics.

Richard Koci Hernandez is an Associate Professor for New Media at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a national Emmy award winning multimedia producer who worked as a visual journalist at the San Jose Mercury News for 15 years. His photographic work has appeared in many outlets, including The New York Times, Wired, and The Los Angeles Times. His photojournalism and multimedia work has garnered numerous awards on the national and regional level, including four national Emmy nominations.

Orlando Bagwell is a Professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a former co-founder and director of the Ford Foundation, where he led the Freedom of Expression unit and served as the director of JustFilms, a foundation-wide initiative to support and inform social justice documentaries in Ford Foundation offices around the world. He is best known for producing and directing Citizen King, a PBS documentary about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, and Eyes on the Prize, the 14-part series about the civil rights movement.

Ken Light is a Professor and curator of the Center for Photography at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, and works as a freelance documentary photographer focusing on social issues facing America. His work has been published in eight books and presented in exhibitions worldwide, as well as in numerous photo essays in newspapers, magazines, and a variety of media including electronic and motion pictures such as Rolling Stone, The National Journal, and L’Internazionale. He is also a co-founder of Fotovision and the Mother Jones International Fund for Documentary Photography.