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The Daily Californian staff invites you to the dedication of our new building on April 10 as the “Center for Independent Journalism” and a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement at Berkeley

Program and Reception:

5:30 to 6:45 p.m. and 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. – Registration and reception, Graduate School of Journalism library and courtyard, 121 Northgate Hall  

6:45 to 7:00 p.m. – Dedication of the Daily Cal building as the “Center for Independent Journalism”

Welcome - Edward Wasserman, dean, Graduate School of Journalism

Presentation – Sarah Burns, editor in chief and president, The Daily Californian; Allen Matthews, Daily Californian Board of Directors chair and San Francisco Chronicle deputy managing editor

7:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Moderated Panel Discussion and Q&A:

“From COINTELPRO during the Free Speech Movement to NSA surveillance today: Why journalism is crucial to keeping government spying in check.”


Seth Rosenfeld, alumnus, reporter and author of

Subversives: The FBI’s War on Student Radicals, and Reagan’s Rise to Power

Lowell Bergman, director of the Investigative Reporting Program and the Reva and David Logan Distinguished Chair in Investigative Journalism at the Graduate School of Journalism

Martin G. Reynolds, senior editor, community engagement, Bay Area News Group



Larry Wilson, alumnus, Pasadena Star-News public editor and Daily Californian board member


Open House:

11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. – The Daily Cal building, 2483 Hearst Ave., will be open to meet the staff and see our operations.

Registration for panel discussion and reception: $35

Donation to underwrite a student to participate: $15


Register online until April 9, at the door
or by emailing


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