Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter Geeta Anand joins a panel of journalists and communication professionals, including UC Berkeley professors David Thigpen and David Barstow, for a conversation about journalism in the wake of the presidential election. As political priorities shift before the new term starts in January 2021, panelists discuss the national agenda and its impact on California.
Anand is the interim dean at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, where she leads a major new project helping students produce stories for news outlets. She worked as a journalist for twenty-seven years, most recently as a foreign correspondent for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal in India.
Barstow is the Reva and David Logan Distinguished Chair in Investigative Journalism at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, and leader of the school’s Investigative Reporting Program. He was a senior writer at the New York Times and the first reporter to win four Pulitzer Prizes.
Thigpen is curriculum designer and director of UC Berkeley’s new undergraduate journalism program. He has written for Time magazine, Rolling Stone, and the New York Times. He is also a public policy researcher and board member affiliated with the Institute for the Future in Palo Alto.
This event is presented by UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.