For six years, FRONTLINE and the Investigative Reporting Program at U.C. Berkeley have been reporting on the exploitation and sexual abuse of immigrant workers in America — from female farmworkers, to night shift janitors.
After discussing the Persky campaign, Said and Modica screened “Rape on the Night Shift,” a documentary about the sexual assault of women in janitorial contract labor and hosted a discussion with Service Employees International Union (SEIU) member and Recall Judge Persky Campaign co-chair Rebecca Armendariz, as well as Maria Gonzalez, a former janitor, sexual assault survivor and community activist.
Investigative Reporting Program, Frontline and Reveal partner to investigate the dark world of sexual harassment and rape female janitors face on the night shift /
"Rape on the Night Shift" explores the perilous world of the female janitor and the under-reporting of sexual harassment and rape in the industry. Investigative Reporting Program, Reveal and Frontline partner up to examine these janitors, and ABM, the largest janitorial company whose history of failing to prevent sexual violence comes into question.
"Trafficked in America" explores the illegal world of forced labor on American farms / April 24, 2018 /
New Frontline and Investigative Reporting Program collaboration exposes the criminal network that exploits undocumented minors in "Trafficked in America". The story of Guatemalan teens who are forced into working on an egg farm against their will premieres on April 24, 2018 on Frontline.
The #MeToo movement swept Hollywood and Congress, holding media moguls and lawmakers to account for their mistreatment of women. But far from the limelight, others cry Me Too –the women who clean hotel rooms, pick tomatoes, hold other low wage jobs. Now, new efforts are aimed to hold their abusers – and companies that profit from their work, accountable.
Documentary film deal between streaming video service and UC’s Investigative Reporting Program tests a new model for producing and distributing public interest reporting.
In 2015, the Investigative Reporting Program at the University’s Graduate School of Journalism formed Investigative Reporting Productions (IRP), a nonprofit production company to develop original, one-off journalistic documentaries and docuseries. In its latest move, the organization, which was formally recognized by the university earlier this month, inked its first big distribution deal with Amazon, which said it wanted “first look” rights (meaning that it gets to see new ideas before any other company) to the projects coming out of the organization. It was a big first for Amazon, which hadn’t previously partnered with a news organization in such a capacity.
A new model for investigative journalism? An offshoot of Berkeley's Investigative Reporting Program strikes a deal with Amazon to produce over-the-top video /
"This is one of the few times since the collapse of the advertising model where there's a new funding stream developing on the commercial side for serious journalism,."