Journalism

Facebook introduced Instant Articles, a new product for publishers to create fast, interactive articles on the social media website. (Facebook)

Facebook’s New ‘Instant Article’ Expected To Radically Change News Consumption

Already a vital distributor of news content, the social media website Facebook just got more powerful with the launch of Instant Article Wednesday.

05/13/2015

Da Vinci surgical robot demonstrates dexterity by peeling a grape. (Photo from da Vinci)

Could Robotic Grape Surgery Be The Tipping Point For Robo Buses, Robo Security Guards, Even Robo News Articles?

At some point, it’s inevitable that machines will become better than humans at certain tasks. For surgeons, that day may be here soon but what about city buses, security cameras, and even journalists writing articles like this one?

05/11/2015

(Photo: Berkeleyside/Marty Schiffenbauer)

If You’ve Been Stealing This Berkeley Man’s Wall Street Journal, He Has A Message For You

Berkeley residents have a reputation for being politically active and getting things done in their community — typically with an extra flair.

03/19/2015

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Simon Was ‘The Man’ At 60 Minutes – Berkeley Professor Explains What Made CBS Correspondent ‘The Best’

Lowell Bergman, a former “60 Minutes” producer played by Al Pacino in “The Insider”, remembers Bob Simon’s legendary career at CBS News.

02/12/2015

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Demand For Technical Writers Increase As Journalism Jobs Continue To Plunge

It’s a tough market for aspiring journalists, but there are some growing fields where good writers are needed.

02/11/2015

A drone of the Delta drone company. (PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)

Universities Train Next Generation Of Drone Operators As FAA Considers Their Commercial Regulation

The recent revelation that a U.S. commercial jet nearly collided with a drone is adding urgency to the need for new FAA rules governing commercial drones. Meanwhile, universities are training their next generation of operators for journalistic practice.

05/13/2014

Audrie Pott (Audrie Pott Foundation)

Saratoga Teen’s Photos Going ‘Viral’ Before Her Suicide Debunked By Student Journalists

Several student journalists received a prestigious award for what the Society of Professional Journalists called their “courageous reporting” of the Audrie Pott case.

02/17/2014

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bill Would Protect California Reporters’ Phone Records

State agencies would be required to give journalists five days’ notice before they issue subpoenas to a third-party company for telephone records under legislation announced Thursday by a state senator.

05/23/2013

Apple iPhone 4. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

No Charges Against Gizmodo Blogger In iPhone Prototype Case

Prosecutors said Wednesday that they will not bring charges against a tech blogger who bought an Apple iPhone prototype after it was found at a bar in March 2010 in a case that ignited an unusual First Amendment debate.

CBS San Francisco–08/10/2011

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas was raised by his grandparents in Mountain View. Vargas has recently revealed that he is an undocumented immigrant. (YouTube / Define American)

Journalist Who Grew Up In Bay Area Admits Being Undocumented Worker

A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who grew up in the Bay Area made a startling admission, outing himself as an undocumented worker.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/23/2011

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