Carrie Lozano

Carrie Lozano is a Bay-Area based documentary filmmaker and journalist. Among other work, she produced the Academy Award nominee "The Weather Underground":http://www.upstatefilms.org/weather/ and the recent live-performance documentary "Utopia in Four Movements":http://utopiainfourmovements.com/. She also produced and directed the award-winning film "Reporter Zero":http://www.reporterzero.com/. She graduated from Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism in 2005, where she studied with filmmaker Jon Else. In 2008, she received a post-graduate fellowship with Lowell Bergman's Investigative Reporting Project where she reported on PBS Frontline's "Black Money." She is currently directing a Knight-funded project about collaborative, multi-platform investigative reporting at the Investigative Reporting Program and is directing and producing a documentary film with Charlotte Lagarde about composer Fred Hersch.

by Carrie Lozano

Journalism schools can be as competitive as newsrooms: They compete for students, foundation grants, faculty and reputation. But spurred by the Carnegie-Knight initiative on the Future of Journalism, deans and representatives from 17 universities (including me) spent a day at Harvard University discussing what they can collectively do to support public interest reporting. It was […] more »

by Carrie Lozano

Dean Baquet, managing editor of the New York Times, helped kick off the recent Logan Symposium with what’s become the event’s signature flair: You never know what’s going to fly out of someone’s mouth. There were a few surprising moments in Baquet’s opening night Q&A with investigative reporter Lowell Bergman (my boss), but the topper […] more »

by Carrie Lozano

My first professional job out of college was surprisingly relevant to what I’ve been doing of late. I started as a program analyst at the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General in the Office of Evaluation and Inspections. In federal government parlance, that would be the OEI in the OIG at […] more »

by Carrie Lozano

Investigative reporter Lowell Bergman often attributes his interest in collaborative reporting to his frustrations as a television producer at “60 Minutes.” With only 14 minutes of TV time for each report, there was a lot of information that fell onto the cutting-room floor. “If I broke a story on television I could not give the […] more »

by Carrie Lozano

Journalists, by nature, tend to be fiercely competitive, racing to break the news before their rivals. Given that tendency, anyone who’s engaged in a journalism collaboration knows that it’s an extraordinary endeavor. That’s why it’s worth stepping back and identifying what we really mean when we say we’re collaborating. At the Investigative Reporting Program at […] more »

by Carrie Lozano

Recently at the Logan Symposium at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, Mark Katches, California Watch’s editorial director, asked a room full of reporters and editors if anyone wanted to share a “collaboration horror story.” There were chuckles, but no volunteers. Horror story may have been too strong a term, but don’t be misled by […] more »