About this Course
Daniel Heimpel, Lecturer U.C. Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy
Daniel Heimpel is a lecturer at U.C. Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy and USC’s Sol Price School of Public Policy where he teaches graduate students in social work, public policy and journalism how to use journalism and media to drive social change. In 2010, Heimpel founded Fostering Media Connections (FMC), a non-profit organization, which harnesses the power of journalism to drive public and political will behind improving the lives of vulnerable children. Since its inception, FMC has used solution-based journalism to impel child welfare reform on the state and federal level. In 2013, Heimpel launched The Chronicle of Social Change, a news website dedicated to issues facing children and families. Prior to founding FMC and publishing The Chronicle, Heimpel worked as a journalist and received numerous prizes, including the Los Angeles Press Club's Online Journalist of the Year.