The Daily Californian

Report on weekly stories and in-depth investigative pieces regarding crime, courts, and city government.

Role: Lead Crime and Courts Reporter, Lead City Government Reporter, Weekender Editor

Tools: Wordpress

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Overview

At UC Berkeley’s student newspaper, I worked as a magazine editor and lead crime and courts/city government reporter, pitching weekly news and cultural stories for the 30-person writer team. I’ve also conducted mid-length reporting and crime briefs both on controversial policing and court activity with the police review commission, city and county courts, Berkeley police department that illuminate the issues of police body cameras, police stop data, Oakland Fire obituaries, immigration travel ban, etc.

Here are three in-depth long forms I wrote about the police review commission, the police chief, and our rocket team organization. And here is a special issue that I created for Berkeley Housing 2017.

In addition, I helped revamp the website design and media content for the magazine section of the Daily Cal but it hasn’t fully been released yet.

P.S. I’ve also written a few fun opinion columns here and here! More of my work is found here.

Takeaways

Working at the Daily Cal actually got me into computer science and data journalism, so I owe lot to this organization and the wonderful people I’ve worked with. Learning and talking all of these individuals for articles exposed me to a variety of problems from a variety of different backgrounds. Now instead of only working as a reporter writing about these issues, I want to be a product manager to fix it.