Trevor Aaronson, Florida Center for Investigative Reporting
Andrew Becker, Center for Investigative Reporting
Katie Galloway, Loteria Films
Antonia Juhasz, Investigative Reporting Program
Annie Murphy, independent journalist
Trevor Aaronson is co-founder and associate director of the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting. He was a 2010-2011 fellow at the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley. Previously, Aaronson was an investigative reporter and editor for The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tenn., and a staff writer for Miami New Times and New Times Broward-Palm Beach. Aaronson has won more than two dozen national and regional awards, including the Molly Prize and the Data Journalism Award. He expanded his 2010-2011 IRP project about the FBI’s terrorism program into a book, The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI Manufactured War on Terrorism (Ig Publishing, January 2013).
Andrew Becker covers border and national security issues for the Center for Investigative Reporting and California Watch. His reporting has appeared in The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, NPR, The New York Times, Newsweek/Daily Beast and PBS Frontline. Before joining CIR in 2008, he was a fellow at the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley, where he reported on human smuggling and corruption along the Southwest U.S.-Mexico border for a joint New York Times and PBS Frontline/World production. Previously he was a reporter for the Contra Costa Times. He has also written and reported for The Dallas Morning News, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe, Frontline, KQED California Report, and Los Angeles magazine. He received a Master’s degree in journalism from UC Berkeley.
Jason Felch is a staff reporter for the Los Angeles Times, where he specializes in investigative journalism. Before joining the Los Angeles Times, he reported on Latin America, petroleum and other issues for a number of outlets, including the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, and FRONTLINE/World.
Katie Galloway is a documentary filmmaker whose work explores the intersections of institutional power, civil & human rights, and political activism. With Kelly Duane de la Vega, Galloway heads Loteria Films, a company known for producing powerful character-driven work that shines light on pressing political and social issues. Galloway won the 2012 Writer’s Guild of America’s Best Documentary Screenplay award for her film “Better This World” (POV, 2011, encore 2012) which investigates the story of boyhood friends charged with domestic terrorism & their lengthy relationship with a “revolutionary” mentor & FBI informant. Made in association with the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley, “Better This World” won Gotham Independent Film’s Best Documentary award, an International Documentary Association Creative Achievement Award and three National Emmy nominations, including in the Outstanding Investigative Journalism category. Galloway’s critically acclaimed “Prison Town, USA” (POV, 2007) examines the story of Susanville, California, one of hundreds of rural American towns radically transformed by the national prison building boom. Galloway and Duane de la Vega recently completed a series of short films that ran in The New York Times, Mother Jones and elsewhere profiling non-violent offenders serving life sentences under California’s notorious 3 Strikes Law. They are currently in production on the feature documentary “El Poeta” which follows the story of renowned Mexican poet Javier Sicilia, who ignited mass protests and an ongoing movement against the country’s drug war after the brutal murder of his only son. Galloway is a 2012-2013 Sundance Women’s Initiative Fellow, recent HBO/Film Independent documentary fellow & former Filmmaker-in-Residence at the IRP. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from UC Berkeley and an Master’s in Journalism from Columbia University School of Journalism. She teaches in the Media Studies Department at UC Berkeley.
Antonia Juhasz is the recipient of a 2012-2013 Investigative Journalism Fellowship at the Investigative Reporting Program at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, where she is investigating oil and natural gas and the Afghanistan war. Juhasz traveled across the northern and western provinces of Afghanistan for three weeks in late 2012 following an oil and natural gas map laid out first by the Soviets and updated by the Americans. She then spent a week in Tajikistan. The Atlantic ran “The New War for Afghanistan’s Untapped Oil,” her first article based on this investigation, in January 2012. Two additional pieces will soon run in Harper’s Magazine and Foreign Policy. Juhasz will next write a book based on this research, her fourth. Her previous books are: Black Tide: the Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill (Wiley, 2011); The Tyranny of Oil (HarperCollins, 2008); and The Bush Agenda (HarperCollins, 2006). Juhasz has been a reporter for the Investigative Fund of the Nation Institute and wrote the cover article for the May 2012 issue of The Nation, “BP’s Toxic Legacy.” I leading oil industry and energy policy writer, she has been published in the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, The Atlantic, Petroleum Review Magazine, The Nation, Tikkun, and The Progressive, among other outlets. Juhasz has worked as a Legislative Assistant in Washington, DC for Congressmen John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD). Juhasz holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy from Brown University.
Annie Murphy is a freelance print and radio journalist. She began her career while on a Fulbright in Bolivia, then spent several years filing stories from across South America for National Public Radio and Marketplace. Today, she works as an independent producer for programs that include This American Life, The World, and Radio Ambulante, where she’s also an editor.