Lisa Lambert


Masters of Journalism, UC Berkeley, expected graduation 2005
Blogged Republican convention for NewsPlex (an experiment in reporting with cutting-edge technologies,, traveled to Arizona to canvas seniors’ political attitudes during Democratic primaries, contribute to school weblog on national elections, write entries for California Political Almanac, ‏wrote wide range of business stories, built web site about Bay Area’s Louisiana music scene that included video, audio and graphics
Bachelor of Arts, History, Willamette University, 1998 Won Carson Undergraduate Research Grant for project on Federico Fellini, coordinated production of undergraduate journal, contributed to school newspaper, studied abroad in London

Published Stories:

Gay Cruising Scene Gives Way to "Cool Kids" Bars
Oakland Tribune

Lisa Lambert, class of 2005, writes about changes on San Francisco's Polk Street for the Oakland Tribune, with photos by Tristan Spinski, also class of 2005. The web version contains a typographical error -- at one time there were 30 gay bars on "Polk Strasse," not 930.


Edwin Bayley Prize for Political and Government Reporting, May 2004

Work Experience:

Intern, <i>San Bernardino Sun</i>, San Bernardino, CA 2004 Covered city beats for two growing towns, wrote enterprise story on military widows, used public records to find links between developers and politicians for investigative series on wildfires, uncovered why <i>Farenheit 9/11</i> was “shut out” of nearby theaters, gave national stories local angles, covered police stand-off, compiled cops briefs
Visual Arts Reporter, <i>Willamette Week</i>, Portland, OR 2000-2002 Wrote features and Q&As on people and major exhibitions, reviewed books and film, compiled gallery listings that included reviews and news briefs. Often beat Portland’s major daily in profiling up-and-coming local artists
Contributor, <i>Southern California Senior Life</i>, Los Angeles, CA 2002-present Analyzed impact of congressional elections on senior issues and researched future of Medicare, wrote cover story on political influence of two powerful women, published series on recent retirees whose careers ranged from being nuns to programming computers
Contributor, <i>Hollywood Star</i>, Portland, OR, 2001-2002 Profiled eccentric people in small Portland neighborhood, wandered bus shelters and interviewed locals for front page story on transit center’s problems, covered breaking news
Staff Writer, <i>Purple Mountain Press: The Real Newspaper for Kids</i>, Portland, OR, 2001 Interviewed educators across U.S. for articles on homework controversies and student motivation for teacher newsletter that accompanied the paper, wrote news abstracts about global education issues for teacher web site