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Resume 9.0

Resume 9.0

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Published by: Alex Park on Oct 28, 2011
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Alex C.

3820 Whittle Ave, Oakland, CA 94602 ● alex.park@oaklandnorth.net ● 510-593-1029 Education • University of California Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, M.J., Spring 2013 • Macalester College, St. Paul, Minn. B.A. Sociology, African Studies Concentration, 2009 • University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. Semester abroad, Spring 2008 Media Experience • Oakland North news site, UC Berkeley: Staff Writer (Aug. 2011-present) o I write or produce breaking news stories, in-depth reports, and multimedia

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packages on politics, crime, events, religion, and immigrant-related issues in the city of Oakland for several thousand daily readers. o Wrote the first ever English-language story on Oakland's Mongolian community. California magazine, Berkeley, California: Editorial Intern (March-June 2010) o Responsibilities included writing, editing, and fact-checking stories for the University of California's fully independent alumni magazine. Forum program at KQED public radio, San Francisco: Intern (Feb.-July 2010) o Screened guests, researched topics, and pitched ideas for a daily two-hour panel discussion and interview show on the largest National Public Radio affiliate in the United States. allAfrica Global Media, Washington, DC: Intern (July 2008) o Processed stories from over a hundred media sources for online publication. The Mac Weekly, Macalester College: Managing Editor (Aug. 2006 – May 2009) o Recruited writers, edited stories, held three weekly meetings, laid out pages, and wrote up to four stories per week, including one weekly news column; authored a style guide and companion manual of reporting and writing. WMCN radio, Macalester College: Program Host (Oct. 2005 – May 2009) o Co-hosted a weekly jazz program on broadcast and internet radio.

Published Research, Honors and Awards • Multimedia, writing, and photography published in Oakland North, SF Gate, New • •

America Media, Palooka Literary Journal, California magazine, allAfrica.com “A Tale of Two Townships: Violent and Non-Violent Local Control in South Africa” Published in Sociological Insight journal of undergraduate research, Spring 2009 First Place, 2009 Sociological Insight Annual Paper Competition and First Place, 2009 Midwest Sociological Society Student Paper Competition, undergraduate level

Technical Skills
Experienced with quantitative and qualitative research methods ● experienced with Excel ● SPSS ● Photoshop ● Final Cut Pro ● Working knowledge of Spanish and Portuguese

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