The introductory remarks to the 2012 Logan Symposium are presented. Since 2007, the U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism’s Investigative Reporting Program has hosted a “by invitation only” symposium each spring in honor of the Reva and David Logan Foundation, which endowed the program. The only symposium of its kind in the country, it routinely brings together a veritable “who’s who” of top journalists, law enforcement and government officials to address the critical issues confronting this specialized field. The symposium also unites media executives involved in both non-profit and commercial outlets, as well as media attorneys, academics, major foundations, and philanthropists who support journalism in the public interest."
Lowell Bergman, Director of the Investigative Reporting Program, is also a producer and correspondent for the PBS documentary series Frontline, and the Reva and David Logan Distinguished Chair in Investigative Journalism at the Graduate School of Journalism.
Tom Goldstein is a professor of Journalism and Mass Communications and director of the Mass Communications Program at Berkeley. He has been a journalism educator for more than 20 years, first at the University of Florida, then at Berkeley (where he served as dean from 1988 to 1996) and finally at Columbia (where he served as dean from 1997 to 2002).
Goldstein worked as a reporter at AP, Newsday, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. He was press secretary to New York City Mayor Edward Koch. Goldstein has written The News at Any Cost, A Two-Faced Press and co-authored The Lawyers Guide to Writing Well. He edited the Killing the Messenger: 100 years of Press Criticism. Goldstein is a graduate of Yale and Columbia's law school and journalism school.
He is the West Coast editor of the Columbia Journalism Review.