Resume

Christina Lombardi
http://chrislombardi.info

FREELANCE WRITER/EDITOR/REPORTER, Present

Writer: Reporter for Newsworks.org, online news initiative from WHYY (PBS/NPR outlet). Contributing writer for Guernica: a Magazine of Art and Politics. Write occasional commentary for Women’s Voices for Change and others . Previous features and news stories have included The Nation, Poets and Writers, the American Bar Association Journal My book,  I Ain’t Marching Anymore: Soldiers Who Dissent, from George Washington to John Murtha, will be published by University of California Press in late 2011.

Editor: Since September 2008 have edited Women’s Voices for Change. Plan editorial calendar; solicit and edit contributed articles; write short blog posts, author interviews and occasional think pieces; maintain a Media Roundup and do overall housekeeping on tailored WordPress template; work to boost traffic via social media and smart positioning.

STAFF WRITER, Community Media/Chelsea Now

Report and write three stories a week for neighborhood weekly, from meeting reports to profiles to investigative pieces. Co-write weekly “Buzz” column. Assist in paper’s final editing stages.

LECTURER/WRITING INSTRUCTOR, City University of New York and Gotham Writers Workshop
Taught nonfiction writing, fiction writing, and expository writing; classes ranged from 10-40 students.

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR CCCO/GI Rights Hotline, San FranciscoNational non-profit organization. Edited and wrote features for quarterly magazine. Pitched stories and worked intensively with media including 60 Minutes, Christian Science Monitor, and 20/20. Appeared as “expert” on TV and radio, including CNN, BBC Radio, CBS News, and ABC News.

Education

M.S. Journalism, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
M.F.A. Literature and Creative Writing, City College of New York
B.A., History and English, Binghamton University

Awards

Nonfiction:

In-Depth Reporting (Second Place, Division IV), New York Newspaper Association February 2008

Community Leader Award, Housing Conservation Coordinators, October 2008

International Peace Research Association Foundation Grant, 2008

Northern Manhattan Arts Association Grant, 2008

Patient Education Information Award, Health Information Resource Ctr 2007

Lynton Book Fellowship 2006

Apex Award,Consumer Health Writing 2005

Fiction: Pushcart Prize (nomination) 2005
Griffin Moore Prize 2002
Jerome Lowell De Jur Prize, 2001
Bellwether Prize (finalist), 2000

References available upon request.

2 responses to “Resume

  1. Hi Chris, please check out my blog.
    http://exitwoundshomecoming.blogspot.com/
    There are articles about Exit wounds on the right side of the blog.
    I’m working on a book and a traveling exhibit about soldiers’ stories. I’ve photographed and interviewed Allen Huck. I just found your interview that you did with him. My I excerpt from your blog about him? I can credit you.

    Jim Lommasson
    2405 NW Thurman St.
    Portland, OR 97210
    503.274.9710
    503.939.1939

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