"Trafficked in America" explores the illegal world of forced labor on American farms / April 24, 2018 by IRP INC

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.


With a big Amazon streaming deal, Berkeley’s journalism program is building a new revenue stream by IRP INC

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.

Amid the National Conversation About Sexual Harassment, “Rape on the Night Shift” Examines Abuse of Women in the Janitorial Industry by IRP INC

Following up on the award-winning collaboration that produced Rape in the Fields/Violación de un Sueño in 2013, this 2015 investigation from FRONTLINE (PBS), the Investigative Reporting Program (IRP) at UC Berkeley, Univision, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR), and KQED found that immigrant women working as janitors are particularly vulnerable to sexual violence, and that many are afraid to come forward about abuse out of fear they’ll lose their jobs or be deported.