IRP formalizes pioneering work begun in 1992 in the seminars taught by Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter and producer Lowell Bergman. IRP functions both as a specialized graduate-level training program and as a nonprofit news gathering operation, generating stories for major broadcast, print and online outlets. In 2007, IRP established the first postgraduate fellowships in investigative reporting.



Office Location:2481 Hearst Ave. Berkeley, CA

Part of curriculum at UC Berkeley School of Journalism


Lowell Bergman

Executive Director:

Lowell Bergman (administrator to be announced Aug. 15)

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Annual salaries posted, or accessible via 990 form:

Not applicable

Editorial/ethics policy statement:

See UC Berkeley website  

Diversity statement:

See UC Berkeley website  

IRS 990 form posted on website:

Not applicable

Major donors disclosed:

Yes (funded almost entirely by private grants and gifts, including a chair endowed by the Reva and David Logan Foundation)

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Projects involving graduate students have won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University award,Gerald Loeb Award, Peabody Award, National Press Club Award, George Polk award, the Sidney Hillman Award, Investigative Reporters and Editors(IRE) award, the Bart Richards Award for Media Criticism, and the Columbia Online Journalism Award. 

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