Grantee Profile

University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism

Grants to University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism

  • $1,500,000Active Strategy

    2015 (Duration 4 years, 11 months)

    Journalism & Media

    BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA — The Investigative Reporting Program at the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism is an award-winning, nonprofit, investigative reporting and teaching program. Under the direction of renowned, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Lowell Bergman, a team of veteran reporters and producers, assisted by annual fellows and graduate students, produce original international, national, and local investigative reports that are disseminated by major commercial and noncommercial news outlets, reaching a broad audience. FRONTLINE, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, Mother Jones, NPR, PBS NewsHour, National Geographic, The New York Times, and Los Angeles Times, as well as a wide variety of international and local newspapers, routinely publish IRP's reports. These investigative reports often lead to official responses, including further investigations, hearings, legal action, changes in administrative rules, and introduction and passage of new laws.  

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA — The Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley seeks out and exposes government and corporate actions that have a negative impact on the public good. Under the direction of Pulitzer-prize winning investigative reporter, Lowell Bergman, a team of veteran reporters, assisted by annual fellows, produces original international, national and local investigative reports which are published by major non-commercial and commercial print and television news outlets. This grant provides operating support for the Program.

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA — The Investigative Reporting Program at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism is an award-winning, non-profit news gathering operation, generating stories for major broadcast, print and online outlets. This grant will provide core support for the Investigative Reporting Project to pursue a program of investigative reporting with an emphasis on deep and analytical stories on important social issues.

  • $300,000

    2005 (Inactive Grant)

    Technology

    BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA — In support of the China Internet Project (over two years).

  • $158,000Active Strategy

    2000 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA — For graduate student fellowships and a documentary laboratory.

  • $15,000

    1991 (Inactive Grant)

    Peace & Security

    BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA — To support the conference "The Media and the Gulf: A Closer Look," bringing together reporters, media executives, and critics to examine coverage of the Gulf crisis.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism $2,523,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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