UC Berkeley j-student who filmed campus protest ordered to write journalism essay

San Francisco Chronicle | Daily Californian
A University of California-Berkeley disciplinary panel ruled that Josh Wolf shouldn’t have been inside a campus building on Nov. 20, 2009, during an 11-hour student occupation even though he was filming the protest as a journalist. His sanction, reports the Daily Californian, is to write a paper detailing the status of student journalism on campus, which may help the university in revising the campus Code of Student Conduct. The hearing was closed, but the student newspaper received a recording of it from Wolf, who graduates Saturday with a master’s degree from Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.

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  • Anonymous

    Another example of inept leadership and administration at Cal.

    (The author who has 35 years’ consulting experience, has
    taught at UC Berkeley (Cal.)
    where he was able to observe the culture & the way senior management work)

    University of California Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau gross
    over spending, inept decisions: recruits (using California tax $) out of state
    $50,000 tuition students that displace qualified Californians from public
    university education; spends $7,000,000 for consultants to do his & many
    vice chancellors jobs (prominent East
    Coast university accomplishing same at 0 cost); pays ex Michigan
    governor $300,000 for lectures; Latino enrollment drops while out of state
    jumps 2010; tuition to Return on Investment (ROI) drops below top10; NCAA
    places basketball program on probation: absence institutional control.

    Californians, UC Board of Regents Chairman Gould, Calif. State Legislature should take note of
    chancellors, like Birgeneau, who ignore California’s deficit and replace them
    with those who understand the basic concept of public service to Californians.

  • Anonymous

    Hi Jim,
    Might want to mention that this is the same Josh Wolf that was held for nearly a year by federal authorities after he refused to comply with a 2006 subpoena ordering him to turn over “all documents, writings and recordings related to protests in San Francisco”. He was released in 2007. This is reportedly the longest any journalist has been held by the US for contempt when the court has sought information relating to press sources.