MODERATOR: Lowell Bergman, Investigative Reporting Program
Daffodil Altan, Center for investigative Reporting,
Andrés Cediel, Investigative Reporting Program
Sasha Khokha, KQED Public Radio
Bernice Yeung, Center for Investigative Reporting
Daffodil J. Altan is a video producer at The Center for Investigative Reporting. As a reporter/producer, Daffodil has worked in print, radio and film, and her work has appeared on the PBS NewsHour, Frontline, Telemundo, Univision, KQED, and in the Los Angeles Times, OC Weekly and Mother Jones, among others. Daffodil has received awards for her work from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Los Angeles Press Club and the Imagen Foundation. She received a master’s degree in journalism from UC Berkeley and has been a Kaiser Family Foundation Media Fellow, a John Jay/Langeloth Journalism Fellow, and has been awarded a Latino Public Broadcasting grant.
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.
Andrés Cediel recently produced “Rape in the Fields,” a multi-platform collaboration which aired on PBS Frontline and Univision, investigating the hidden reality of rape on the job for immigrant women. The film received a duPont-Columbia award, a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism award, and was nominated for a national Emmy. Prior to producing several films for Frontline and Frontline World, Cediel was the co-producer of “The Judge and the General,” which explored human rights abuses in Chile. Currently, he is a lecturer at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Sasha Khokha is central valley bureau chief for KQED Public Radio’s The California Report. Based in Fresno, she covers the nation’s most productive farm belt and some of California’s poorest towns. Her work has been recognized with awards from the Society for Professional Journalists, the Radio Television News Directors Association, and PRNDI. She has collaborated on multiple projects with the Center for Investigative Reporting and is a frequent contributor to National Public Radio, and a graduate of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and Brown University.
Bernice Yeung is a reporter for The Center for Investigative Reporting. She has covered topics ranging from human trafficking to domestic violence against immigrant women to wrongful convictions. Her work has appeared in a variety of media outlets, including The New York Times, the Guardian US, Mother Jones, KQED-FM and PBS Frontline. Most recently, she was part of a reporting team that exposed a loophole in pesticide use that put Californians at greater cancer risk. She was also part of the “Rape in the Fields” reporting team, a project that won an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award and a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and which prompted legislative and community efforts to combat the sexual assault of female farm workers.