The Investigative Reporting Program (IRP) at UC Berkeley is dedicated to promoting and protecting the practice of investigative reporting, as well as to educating the next generation of journalists. The IRP was established in 2006 by veteran investigative reporter Lowell Bergman, the program’s Logan Distinguished Chair.
The IRP encompasses a nonprofit newsroom, a seminar for undergraduate reporters, professional workshops, and a post-graduate fellowship program, among other initiatives. It also hosts the annual Reva & David Logan Symposium on Investigative Reporting, an invitation-only event that brings together top journalists, legal experts, and government officials to address critical issues confronting investigative journalism.
The IRP has produced and contributed to dozens of groundbreaking stories for broadcast, print, and online outlets. Award-winning stories include exposés of sexual abuse of female janitors, the U.S. Navy’s most crash-prone helicopter, and corruption in Mexico. The program’s work has appeared on PBS Frontline, NPR, and PBS NewsHour, and in publications such as Mother Jones, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic magazine, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among others.