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  Alejandro Ramirez
Professional/Personal Overview
  A Boston-based journalist, I usually cover local politics and protests but have also written on music and social media. The best workout of my life may have been covering the Boston May Day march, which had me constantly running from the front to the back of a parade made up of hundreds, in the rain--anything to get the story. I'm also a published creative writer.
Work Info
Reporter 1 Year
Writer 1 Year
Social Media 2 Years
Fiction 1 Year
Politics 1 Year
Music 1 Year
Total Media Industry Experience
1 Year
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Dig Boston (11+), Content Standard (6-10), Spare Change News (3-5), STACK (3-5), Various (Ghostwriting) (3-5)
Other Work History
Administrative Assistant, Emmanuel College Nursing Department (3+ years)
Computer Skills
Wordpress, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint
MacBook, Microsoft Office, Droid Razr Maxx
Foreign Language Skills
Spanish (intermediate)
2012 Kingston Mann Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Award; 2013 Lee Hope Fellowship for Diverse Voices
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Boston, MA. I am willing to travel locally. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
News Articles  
(Dig Boston, 10/8/2012)
A preview of the then-upcoming Boston Latino Conference, and an explanation of the issues that make it necessary.
(Dig Boston, 6/14/2012)
Nearly one hundred transit riders and workers from all over Massachusetts rallied in front of the State House in support of House Bill 4161, which, if passed, would provide short-term funding to the struggling MBTA and regional transit authorities (RTAs).
(Dig Boston, 5/3/2012)
Part two of International Workers' Day coverage, featuring a march of immigrants and workers from East Boston to Everett.
(Dig Boston, 5/2/2012)
Part one of International Workers' Day coverage, featuring marches and rallies by Occupy Boston, Student Anarchists, and the May Day coalition.
(Dig Boston, 4/5/2012)
After the MBTA boards decision to raise fare hikes and cut service, citizens rallied in city hall to encourage legislators to find an alternative path.
(Dig Boston, 4/5/2012)
The final hearing regarding proposed fare hikes and service cuts to Boston's public transportation.
Music Journalism  
(Dig Boston, 8/21/2012)
A brief Q&A with Allston's energetic, basement-rocking hip hop trio.
(Dig Boston, 8/15/2012)
A profile on Boston rapper Reks and his second album of 2012, the politically-charged "REBELutionary."