UC-Berkeley names investigative fellows

The UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism have announced the fellowship winners in its Investigative Reporting Fellowships: • Ryan Gabrielson of the East Valley Tribune in Mesa, Ariz., a recipient of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting, and  • Matt Isaacs, editorial coordinator for The Lee Brandenburg Trust established by a philanthropist dedicated to investigative journalism and social justice. The director of the program is Professor Lowell Bergman, the former “60 Minutes” producer whose tobacco industry investigation was chronicled

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Student finds public’s appetite for news

Neil Henry, UC-Berkeley’s journalism dean, tells in this Chron op-ed the remarkable story of Linjun Fan, a student from China who created and staffed a news Web site for the East Bay city of Albany for a two-year master’s degree project at Berkeley. Henry writes: Linjun threw herself into Albany zealously, attending nearly every city government, school board, and neighborhood meeting. She created viral buzz about her site by participating in Yahoo, Google, and other digital discussion groups focusing on

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Neil Henry named Berkeley J-school dean

After two unsuccessful searches, UC-Berkeley has decided that the professor who has been filling in as dean of its graduate journalism school since 2007 should get the job permanently. Here’s a link to a news release announcing that former Washington Post writer and author Neil Henry, 55, has been chosen as dean. “We are convinced more than ever that the finest possible dean for the Graduate School of Journalism, at this time and going forward, is the person who has

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Search for UC-Berkeley j-school dean fizzles

The three finalists for UC Berkeley’s journalism dean have withdrawn their names, Matt Krupnick of the Contra Costa Times reports. Two of them, Barbara Cochran and Lincoln Caplan, said the selection process was taking longer than they expected. A third, former Washington Post Managing Editor Phil Bennett, pulled out after accepting a faculty job at Duke University. The Graduate School of Journalism has not had a permanent dean since Orville Schell left in 2007. Since then, the school has been

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UC Berkeley names interim J-school dean

The East Bay Express reports that associate professor Neil Henry will serve as interim dean of the UC Berkeley graduate school of journalism for six months until Dianne Lynch of Ithaca College in New York takes over. There is a bit of irony in the move since Henry, an author and former Washington Post reporter, was a top contender for the deanship. (Previous coverage: Press Club, May 27, UC Berkeley names journalism dean)

UC Berkeley names interim J-school dean

The East Bay Express reports that associate professor Neil Henry will serve as interim dean of the UC Berkeley graduate school of journalism for six months until Dianne Lynch of Ithaca College in New York takes over. There is a bit of irony in the move since Henry, an author and former Washington Post reporter, was a top contender for the deanship. (Previous coverage: Press Club, May 27, UC Berkeley names journalism dean)

UC Berkeley names new journalism dean

After turning down the job two months ago, Ithaca College’s Dianne Lynch has reconsidered and accepted the post of dean of the UC Berkeley graduate school of journalism, replacing Orville Schell. Lynch (pictured) has been at the forefront of Internet journalism, founding the Online News Association, writing a textbook on digital media ethics and creating a student film festival for movies shot on cell phones. The East Bay Express reported earlier that the search was down to Lynch and UC

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