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Alessandra

510-993-8553
abergamin89@gmail.com

Bergamin @AllyBergamin
alessandrabergamin.com
linkedin.com/in/alessandrabergamin

EXPERIENCE

Web Producer (contract), Kaiser Health News, March Online Editor, Bay Nature, Mar 2013—Mar 2014
2019—present • Wrote features, news stories and explanatory pieces
• Edit and upload stories to the Kaiser Health News for BayNature.org and the quarterly print magazine

and California Healthline websites


• Managed a team of interns and edited intern and
• Source and create images and graphics
contributor copy alongside the editorial director

• Select photography and layout for stories


• Managed social media channels

• Gathered and analyzed Google analytics data

Freelance Journalist, Jan 2014—present


SKILLS
• Contribute news stories and features to:

• Fluent in Italian

Harper’s, the New Yorker, Ensia, Literary Hub


• Conversant in Spanish

(forthcoming), Medium (forthcoming), The


• Strong research skills including sourcing
Establishment, BOOM: Journal of California, The
databases, journal articles and legal documents

Tortoise (print), San Francisco Public Press (print),


Flint Mag, Misadventures, Mongabay
• Proficient at filing state and federal FOIA requests

• Proficient at DSLR photography and video production

Freelance Fact-checker, Aug 2018—present


• Proficient in Adobe Premiere, Audition, Photoshop,
• Fact-check front-of-book items, features, photo
Illustrator and After Effects

essays and audio for California Sunday magazine,


Bay Nature magazine and AAA’s travel magazine, • Strong social media skills including planning and
Via
developing in-depth Instagram stories

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, ACHIEVEMENTS


June—Aug 2018 2018: Awarded the UC Berkeley Alfred Hopkins
• Awarded a FLAS fellowship to study advanced Italian
Award for reporting in Latin America and Gobind
in Southern Italy and report on the exploitation of
Behari Lal Award for Excellence in Reporting on a
migrants in Italy’s southern state of Calabria

Science or Health Related Story


• Conducted interviews and research with two articles
2017: Awarded an RK Mellon Fellowship to attend
published at Literary Hub and Harpers.org

the Society of Environmental Journalists conference


Editorial Intern, Harper’s Magazine, 2014: Awarded a scholarship to attend the Walkley
June—Aug 2017 Storyology Innovation Day and pitch a news startup
• Fact-checked the Harper’s Index, sourcing statistics, 2012: Awarded First Class Honors for final thesis
studies and numbers from reputable sources
focused on photojournalism in the Arab Spring
• Submitted FOIA requests, sourced court documents 2009: Awarded an undergraduate tuition scholarship

and transcripts through PACER and courts

• Researched and reported leads for the Readings EDUCATION


section, sourcing primary evidence documents
• UC Berkeley, Master of Journalism, graduated 2018

• Participated in editorial and pitch meetings


• The University of Melbourne, Australia, Bachelor of
Arts (Media, Anthropology) and Diploma of Modern
Labor Reporter, Oakland North and Richmond
Languages (Italian), graduated 2012

Confidential, Aug 2016—December 2016

• The University of California, Santa Cruz, study


• Write news stories and features; produce photo
essays and videos covering labor and inequality in abroad 2011

Oakland and Richmond


• Ca’ Foscari, Venice, study abroad, 2010