The Ghost Ship Fire: One Year Later
10:30 pm | 11/17/2017 | 308A Doe Library • UC Berkeley • 2:30-4pm • FREE | Until 12:00 am | 11/18/2017
Talk and Q&A with writers-reporters Matthias Gaffni and Julia Prodis Sulek of the East Bay Times staff, winners of a 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Journalism for their coverage of the December 2016 Ghost Ship Fire.
Talk and Q&A with writers-reporters Matthias Gaffni and Julia Prodis Sulek of the East Bay Times
staff, winners of a 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Journalism for their coverage of the December 2016 Ghost Ship
The reporters will reflect on the fire and its cultural and socio-economic contexts, as well as discuss their
work in journalism and multimedia production – and the role narrative plays in their work.
Matthias Gafni is an award-winning investigative reporter for the Bay Area News Group. He has reported
and edited for Bay Area newspapers since he graduated from UC Davis, covering courts, crime,
environment, science, child abuse, education, county and city government, and corruption.
Julia Prodis Sulek has been a general assignment reporter for the Bay Area News Group, based in San Jose,
her hometown, since the late 1990s. She has covered everything from plane crashes to presidential
campaigns, murder trials to NBA Finals. Her specialty is narrative storytelling.
Presented in conjunction with the
UC Berkeley History of Art Department and American Studies Program undergraduate seminar
“From SFMOMA to the Ghost Ship: Exploring Bay Area Arts Ecosystems”