Visualizing the World: Storytelling with Images from the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism: Arts + Design Mondays at BAMPFA

Lecture | January 22 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Edward Wasserman, Dean, Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley; Richard Koci Hernandez, Associate Professor for New Media, Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley; Monica Lam, Producer, KQED Newsroom; Ken Light, Professor and curator of the Center for Photography, Graduate School of Journalism UC, Berkeley

 Arts + Design

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.

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.

Monica Lam has traveled on five continents reporting, producing and shooting stories, from inside factories in China to the Amazon jungle. She is currently the senior producer of KQED's Emmy-award winning weekly TV program, KQED Newsroom. Previously she worked at the Center for Investigative Reporting, where she won a DuPont for reporting on abuse of the developmentally disabled. Prior to that, she directed and produced the documentary Journey of the Bonesetter’s Daughter, about author Amy Tan. Follow her on twitter at @monicazlam.

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.

Participating unit at UC Berkeley: Graduate School of Journalism