April Short

Oakland, CA USA

Professional Experience

I direct all editorial operations for Reset (www.reset.me), an independent news outlet and community for consciousness journalism, health, and wellness. Amber Lyon, Emmy Award- winning investigative journalist, photographer, filmmaker (formerly with CNN) founded Reset in 2013. I previously worked as a managing editor for the national online news outlet, AlterNet (the Independent Media Institute). I oversaw the drugs section, which is a roundup of the news and developments of the drug reform movement, focused on the injustices stemming from prohibition. A well-published freelancer, I'm particularly interested in work relating to food, drugs, personal health culture and social justice.


5 Years
6 Years


Books & Literature
6 Years
6 Years
6 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
5 Years
Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
6 Years
Online/new media
6 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

8 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Bay City News (3-5), Berkeley Voice (3-5), Oakland Tribune (3-5), SF Appeal (3-5), AlterNet (10+), Contra Costa Times (10+), Edible Magazines (10+), Good Times Weekly, Santa Cruz (10+), Reset.me (10+), SF Bay Guardian (10+), Patch.com (6-10), California Magazine (6-10), Alameda Journal (3-5), Inside Bay Area News (1-2)