Student journalist, accused of trespassing, ordered to write essay
May 13, 2011
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A UC-Berkeley videographer arrested while covering a campus protest two years ago has been ordered to produce a five-page essay describing how the university can improve its policies for dealing with student journalists.
Josh Wolf, who served seven months in federal prison in 2007 for refusing to reveal sources during a protest in San Francisco, was accused of trespassing during his coverage of the Berkeley protest. Scheduled to receive his master’s degree in journalism, Wolf said he would not graduate if he did not complete the essay, according to the Contra Costa Times.
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