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Jennifer Burger


Jennifer Burger is based in Bakersfield as a correspondent for Valley Public Radio. She teaches journalism at California State University, Bakersfield, where she advises the student newspaper and website, The Runner and The Runner Online. Previous to teaching, she worked as a newspaper reporter and editor, including at The Bakersfield Californian and The Oakland Tribune. She has a Master of Journalism from University of California at Berkeley ('03) and a Bachelor of Journalism from California State University, Sacramento ('98). She serves on the board of the Kern Press Club, which awards scholarships to college students studying communications and journalism.


On its opening weekend, the movie McFarland, USA grossed more than $11 million at the box office, ranking No. 4 in the nation. Without a movie theater in their town, the people of McFarland have been flocking to Maya Cinemas in Bakersfield, 25 miles away, to attend several premiere events.