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Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, United States

The Investigative Reporting Program promotes investigative reporting through its hospital teaching model where it works closely with students to develop and publish their own work. Through innovative methods, they aim to be at the forefront of the next generation of more diverse investigative reporters.

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Grant history

Year awarded: 2023
Period: 2 years
Amount awarded: $450,000
Purpose: Investigative Editors
Notes: Fiscal Sponsor: Regents of the University of California. Each annual installment consists of three separate $75,000 gifts to be applied to the salary of one of the three editor positions.

Year awarded: 2023
Period: 2 years
Amount awarded: $150,000
Purpose: Logan Symposium on Investigative Journalism 2024-2025
Notes: Fiscal Sponsor: Regents of the University of California. The Logan Symposium brings together top reporters, producers, editors, filmmakers, government officials, media attorneys and philanthropists to address the challenges facing investigative journalism. The symposium allows journalists to keep up with changes in research and reporting on investigative stories, as well as evolving legal, technological, and safety issues associated with their work. It also provides a unique networking opportunity for journalists, media organizations and government sources.

Year awarded: 2023
Period: 2 years
Amount awarded: $100,000
Purpose: Finish Line/Last Mile Fund
Notes: Fiscal Sponsor: Regents of the University of California. Given the unpredictable timelines inherent in investigative reporting, not all student-generated investigations are completed by graduation. Some of IRP's students need more time to get to the finish line. This new fund gives the IRP a way to hire new graduates on flexible short-term contracts to help them finish and publish work that lands them jobs and solidifies their commitment to investigative reporting.

Year awarded: 2023
Period: 2 years
Amount awarded: $150,000
Purpose: Rapid Response Fund
Notes: Fiscal Sponsor: Regents of the University of California. This fund pays for reporting expenses (reporting trips, documents etc.) and for student reporter wages. It has been essential to the success of all student-generated investigations. It gives them the ability to respond quickly to urgent, unexpected reporting needs.

Year awarded: 2020
Period: 3 years
Amount awarded: $275,000
Purpose: IRP Fellowship and Response Fund
Notes: Fiscal Sponsor: Regents of the University of California. Investigative Reporting Program's fellowship enables proven journalists to work for one year with salary, benefits, and editorial guidance, as well as access to resources and equipment. The Response Fund is additional support providing all the resources necessary for IRP's students to do the best reporting possible.

Year awarded: 2020
Period: 1 year
Amount awarded: $150,000
Purpose: Editors for the Investigative Reporting Program
Notes: Fiscal Sponsor: Regents of the University of California

Year awarded: 2019
Period: 5 years
Amount awarded: $100,000
Purpose: Reva and David Logan Symposium on Investigative Reporting
Notes: Fiscal Sponsor: Regents of the University of California. The Logan Symposium brings together top reporters, producers, editors, filmmakers, government officials, media attorneys and philanthropists to address the challenges facing investigative journalism. The symposium allows journalists to keep up with changes in research and reporting on investigative stories, as well as evolving legal, technological, and safety issues associated with their work. It also provides a unique networking opportunity for journalists, media organizations and government sources. Due to the pandemic, The Logan Symposium was deferred to 2022. As costs to produce the symposium increased, this grant was ended early and a new grant was awarded in 2023. Originally awarded $150,000.