April Dembosky

Education:

Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism MJ expected May 2008
Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
Smith College, Northampton, MA BA, Philosophy and French Studies, 2001

Published Stories:

No Room For Mermaids
NPR

April Dembosky, class of 2008, profiles the U.S. Olympic Synchronized Swimming team for NPR.

East Meets West - Coast That Is
Diablo magazine

April Dembosky, class of 2008, reviews Lafayette seafood restaurant Yankee Pier for the May issue of Diablo magazine.

Guatemala, U.S.A.
San Francisco Chronicle

April Dembosky, class of 2008, writes for the San Francisco Chronicle about a husband and father of seven who left his family in Guatemala to find work in California.

The Road to Beijing
WashingtonPost.com

The WashingtonPost.com has published a report produced by Digital Television and the World's April Dembosky, Marnette Federis, Julie Johnson, Alison Satake, Ian Sherr and Kerry Seed.

The joint production was the result of a one-day multi-camera shoot about the Beijing Olympic Torch's appearance and disappearance in San Francisco.

How "eco" is the Ecopod?
Marketplace

April Dembosky, class of 2008, reports for Marketplace on the down sides of biodegradable coffins.

Dublin's Little Asia
Diablo magazine

April Dembosky, class of 2008, reviews a new collection of Asian restaurants in Dublin for the February issue of Diablo magazine.

A New Start
Patriot Ledger

For the Patriot Ledger, April Dembosky, class of 2008, produced the audio track of this photo slide show, which documents a man's weight loss following gastric bypass surgery.

Political Nutcracker
KALW's Artery

April Dembosky, class of 2008, produced a radio piece for KALW's Artery about an alternative Nutcracker that takes on immigration, environmental destruction, and class conflict.

Gravestone Art
KALW's Artery

April Dembosky, class of 2008, produced a radio piece for KALW's Artery about the dying craft of making gravestones.

Mexican Circus Workers
Latino USA

While the Cole Bros. Circus' acrobats and trapeze artists flip and fly, a crew of Mexican guest workers sell cotton candy and clean up after the elephants. April Dembosky, class of 2008, produced a radio piece for Latino USA about the immigrant laborers keeping this all-American pastime alive.

Teetotalers on the Playa
East Bay Express

A drug-free Burning Man? April Dembosky, class of 2008, writes in the East Bay Express about revelers who celebrate the annual event clean and sober.

Church Boots Bingo Fundraiser
San Francisco Examiner

April Dembosky, class of 2008, writes in the San Francisco Examiner about a risque´ bingo party that got kicked out of church.

Work Experience:

Radio Program Assistant, University of California, Berkeley, CA, August 2007 - present Guide course curriculum and provide teaching assistance for introductory radio journalism class. Edit scripts, coach narration, and help students mix sound using Pro Tools. Engineer weekly radio news program on KALX 90.7 in Berkeley and ISDN feeds.
News Intern, The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, MA, May 2007 – August 2007 Wrote a weekly average of four full-length news stories for front section of 80,000-circulation daily newspaper outside Boston. In ten weeks, ten stories ran P1 and five others on B1 and C1. Produced numerous videos and audio slideshows for the web.
Columnist, Diablo Magazine, Walnut Creek, CA, August 2006 – present Write a monthly food column and three monthly restaurant reviews for lifestyle magazine.
Freelance Writer (February 2006 – present) and Radio Producer (March 2007 - present) Print work published in the San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, East Bay Express, and Mother Jones. Radio work aired on KALW 91.7 in San Francisco and Latino USA. Authored a chapter on Guatemala for "Forgotten Battlefields," a book about contemporary Central America to be released by Duke University Press in Spring 2008.
Editorial Fellow, Mother Jones Magazine, San Francisco, CA, June 2005 - February 2006 Reported and fact-checked short and feature length political stories. Wrote sidebars and book reviews for print magazine. Wrote articles and Q&As for website.
Independent Travel, Central America, October 2004 - May 2005 Wrote front-page article on Mayan ethnic discrimination for EntreMundos, Spanish-English bilingual publication in Guatemala. Worked with IXCHEN Women's Center in Nicaragua.
Communications Officer, Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center, San Francisco, CA, June 2003 - October 2004 Wrote, edited, and managed production of agency newsletter. Organized international media campaigns. Secured $550,000 in annual foundation funding.
Litigation Assistant, Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center, San Francisco, CA, August 2001 - May 2003 Provided administrative support to attorneys specializing in employment law.
Features Intern, Daily Hampshire Gazette, Northampton, MA, May 1999 - August 1999 Contributed numerous stories to front page of Living section and weekend food column.