Berkeley Journalism Showcase

Lecture | April 8 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Richard Koci Hernandez; Ken Light; Carrie Lozano; Dawn Porter

 Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

Free Berkeley Journalism showcase at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive with professors Richard Koci Hernandez, Ken Light, Carrie Lozano and Dawn Porter. Come be inspired by the power of visual storytelling.

Richard Koci Hernandez is an internationally recognized, award-winning innovator in journalism and multimedia. Koci Hernandez published ”The Principles of Multimedia Journalism: Packaging Digital News” Taylor & Francis, 2015. In this much-needed examination of the principles of multimedia journalism, experienced journalists Koci Hernandez and co-author Jeremy Rue systemize and categorize the characteristics of the new, often experimental story forms that appear on today’s digital news platforms.

Ken Light has worked as a freelance documentary photographer for over forty-five years, focusing on social issues facing America. His work has been published in nine books, in magazines, exhibitions and numerous anthologies, exhibition catalogues and a variety of media, digital and motion picture.

Carrie Lozano is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist. She is director of the International Documentary Association’s new Enterprise Documentary Fund. Previously, Ms. Lozano was an editorial consultant for filmmakers and media organizations and led the Bay Area Video Coalition’s National Media Maker Fellowship. She was also executive producer for documentaries at Al Jazeera America and senior producer of the network’s investigative series “Fault Lines,” where her team earned numerous honors, including an Emmy, a Peabody and several Headliner Awards. Ms. Lozano produced the Academy Award nominee “The Weather Underground,” which premiered at Sundance and aired on Independent Lens, and produced and directed the Student Academy Award-winning film “Reporter Zero,” which aired on MTV LOGO and premiered at Berlin. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, where she was also a post-graduate fellow at the Investigative Reporting Program (IRP). As a fellow, she reported on PBS Frontline’s “Black Money” and on the history of chemical weapons disposal. With support from the Knight Foundation, she worked with the IRP to develop best practices for collaborative investigative reporting and co-founded Collabspace with MediaShift. She also served as director of operations for New Day Films. Her most recent work, “The Ballad of Fred Hersch,” about one of the foremost jazz pianists of our time, premiered at Full Frame in 2016.

Dawn Porter is an award-winning filmmaker whose 2013 documentary, Gideon’s Army, won the Sundance Film Festival Editing Award, the Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Award, and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and an Emmy. The film broadcast on HBO in July 2013 and has been used to engage local communities about indigent defense, the U.S. justice system and socioeconomic influences on crime. Dawn’s other films include Spies of Mississippi (2014, PBS) and Rise: The Promise of My Brother’s Keeper, a documentary film chronicling President Obama’s program to help young men and boys of color succeed. Dawn interviewed President Obama for the film, which aired nationally on The Discovery Channel and The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) in 2015. Dawn is a Keppler Speaker. She has appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and is a returning guest on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show. Prior to her work as a filmmaker, Dawn was director of standards and practices at ABC News and vice president of standard and practices at A&E Television Networks. She graduated from Swarthmore College and Georgetown Law Center and practiced law at the firm of Baker & Hostetler for five years.

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