Student Work 2016

These are examples of work produced by students at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism for their 2016 Master's Project in New Media. Below are trailer previews of their projects. The full websites are currently embargoed as they are pitching them to publications.

 

Chasing Lithium

Charting the next world's next resource in the evolution of energy

From mining in the salt flats of Bolivia, to battery design in U.S. Labs, to China's electronic waste economy, this project explores the human, geopolitical, and environmental costs of our dependence on lithium batteries.

Rachel Hiles

Rachel Hiles

Nina Zou

Nina Zou

 

Silenced

An investigation into the murder of journalists throughout Mexico

Since 2000, about 90 journalists have been murdered in Mexico. There are no established protocols to investigate a journalist’s death in relation to his or her reporting.

Yngrid Fuentes

Yngrid Fuentes

 

The Chinese Closet

A look into the spike of HIV cases in China's gay community

For many people, China is a country with modern cities, huge skyscrapers, and the world’s second largest economy. But underneath this modern looking facade, China is still very traditional in many of its culture values. One is the country’s acceptance of homosexuality.

Larry Zhou

Larry Zhou

Jieqian Zhang

Jieqian Zhang

Fan Fei

Fan Fei

 

Transplanted

How undocumented immigrants with terminal kidney failure fight to navigate a health care system that doesn't acknowledge they exist

America's 11.3 million undocumented immigrants often struggle with health disparities. They don't qualify for federal programs; their jobs don't carry benefits. Emergency rooms are their only doctors.

Noelia González

Noelia González

Jieqian Zhang

Jieqian Zhang

Brett Murphy

Brett Murphy

 

Port Feudal

Port truck drivers, misclassified as independent operators, become indentured to their trucks

As the trucking industry was deregulated in the 80s, truckers, mostly poor, mostly immigrant, flooded the market. Companies took advantage of this cheap, high-turnover fleet by labeling their drivers independent contractors instead of employees.

Brett Murphy

Brett Murphy

Jeremy C.F. Lin

Jeremy C.F. Lin

 

The Wait

Inside the Lives of Asylum Seekers in Germany

Germany opened its doors to refugees from all over the world, and specifically those fleeing Syria. But this humanitarian problem has been touted as one of the worst refugee crises since World War II. This project aims to provide perspectives absent from much of the current news on refugees around the globe — a peek into what life is like for those who have made it to Europe in search of safety, freedom, better lives.

Melissa Bosworth

Melissa Bosworth

Lakshmi Sarah

Lakshmi Sarah

Fan Fei

Fan Fei

 

Lure of ISIS

A look into how ISIS uses modern, online propaganda to attract westerners

Since ISIS declared a worldwide caliphate in June 2014, thousands of people have traveled to Syria from around the world to join the cause. Our package explores the motivations of westerners who join ISIS and the role the Internet plays in recruitment and radicalization.

Mara Van Ells

Mara Van Ells

Chole Shi

Chole Shi

Alice Kantor

Alice Kantor

 

Health Access for Undocumented Americans

A look at the health insurance option for the undocumented

Few, but a growing number of options exist for the 3 million undocumented immigrants in California to get health insurance.

Naomi Nishihara

Naomi Nishihara

Nicole West

Nicole West

Alicia Vargas

Alicia Vargas

 

Driving Poverty

How driver's license suspensions amplify inequality

Authorities issue driver’s license suspensions to keep unsafe drivers off the road, but they also issue suspensions for failure to pay fines and fees and for non-driving related offenses.

Harriet Rowan

Harriet Rowan

 

Keeping Tabs

Keep up with everything interactive, multimedia and immersive on the web

An curation and aggregation of interactive media in the form of a newsletter and website.

Sasha Lekach

Sasha Lekach

 

Mozzified

A pop-culture website dedicated to Muslim millennials

To “mozzify” is to take from American culture and re-interpret through a American-Muslim lens. The idea came about when Mozzified’s founder, Zainab, and her friends would jokingly call each other “mozzies” while in school. This was later to define a particular culture they experienced as young American Muslims.

Zainab Khan

Zainab Khan

 

The Privilege Project

Twenty-two strangers discuss personal experiences regarding their gender, race, and wealth.

We hear the term privilege often, and are expected to know about it, but are rarely given the opportunity to discuss the concept.

Lena Dakessian

Lena Dakessian

Zainab Khan

Zainab Khan

Shaina Shealy

Shaina Shealy

 

Tapestry Story Reader

An app for finding great literature

Phil coded an app that aggregates hard-to-find independent literary work. Authors can also upload their own pieces.

Phil James

Phil James

 

Mid-Market News

A hyperlocal website serving Mid-Market San Francisco

Mid-market news serves a community along Market Street that includes the Tenderloin and Civic Center neighborhoods. It covers tech, gentrification, arts, non-profits, housing, and crime.

Ted Anderson

Ted Anderson

 

Do Arms Embargoes Work?

Exploring the effectiveness of symbolic embargoes

A project that takes a closer look at arms imports and embargoes in countries subject to European Union sanctions.

Jeremy C.F. Lin

Jeremy C.F. Lin

 

Undue Burden

A story on access to abortion services in Texas and Louisiana

A documentary film about the plight of women getting access to abortion services as legislative opponents attempt to shut down clinics.

Gina Pollack

Gina Pollack

 

Blind Boys of Alabama

A documentary film on the Blind Boys of Alabama

Born blind and in the deep South, a group of young boys found success through singing gospel.

Jacqui Ipp

Jacqui Ipp

Jeremy C.F. Lin

Jeremy C.F. Lin

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