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Sara Bernard

Multimedia Journalist

Seattle, WA; San Francisco, CA

Sara Bernard

Writer, radio reporter, photographer, globetrotter

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The Cost of Clean Coal

Barbara Correro was at home drinking tea, reading the paper. She had spent the past five years and most of her savings on a long-cherished retirement dream: a small mobile home on 24 acres of pine and hardwood forest, a large organic garden, and a pack of friendly dogs in rural Kemper County, Miss.
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Bandwidth: Hip hop artist YSD makes waves in Richmond

Meet Young Shorty Doowop, or Y.S.D., one of Richmond's rising stars -- a female rapper and R&B artist who's been writing her own songs since childhood. She performs around the Bay Area, dishing up beats from her first album, "I Love All My Fans: The Mixtape" and a new single, "Flexin' on Em" (which comes with its own dance).
Richmond Confidential Link to Story
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The Young and the Proud: Christian Guzman-Gazo

A teenager in rural Nicaragua speaks about her life and dreams for the future.
Casa Verde Link to Story
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Alaska Botanical Garden - Junior Master Gardener Camp

Each summer, Alaska Botanical Garden hosts a hands-on gardening camp for kids ages 7-13. The day camp is led by Patrick Ryan, an award-winning teacher who inspires the junior master gardeners to interact with nature and learn all about soil science, botany, ecology, and nutrition.
Alaska Public Media Link to Story
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Janet C. Hickok, Encaustic Painter

Artist Janet Hickok paints with hot wax in Anchorage, Alaska.
Alaska Public Media Link to Story

About

Sara Bernard

I'm a staff writer at Seattle Weekly, formerly a fellow at Grist.org, staff writer and multimedia producer for Edutopia magazine, freelance journalist, and avid international traveler. I grew up in upstate New York and the San Francisco Bay Area, studied abroad in Toulouse, France, and spent several years freelancing, traveling, and volunteering in Thailand, Vietnam, India, France, England, Peru, Ecuador, Haiti, and Nicaragua before obtaining a master's degree at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

As a writer, photographer, radio reporter, and Web producer, I've fallen pretty hard for the myriad possibilities of multimedia storytelling. I spent a year reporting part-time for Crosscurrents on KALW 91.7 FM in San Francisco and a summer reporting for the Alaska Public Radio Network. I've produced radio pieces for broadcast on KQED’s The California Report, KUOW in Seattle, the National Radio Project’s Making Contact, and KALX 90.7 FM in Berkeley, along with many audio slide shows for news outlets and nonprofit organizations. I've shot and edited Web videos, mapped data, and built stories using a variety of software platforms and CMS systems including Creatavist, Drupal, and Wordpress.

In addition to Seattle Weekly and Edutopia, I've written for Grist, Wired, TheAtlantic.com, VIA, Bay Nature, Afar, Ode, Yoga Journal, Adirondack Life, Change.org, KQED’s MindShift, and The Bold Italic, among other publications, about education, travel, food, health, science, art, social justice, and the environment. I'm passionate about the power of high-integrity media to inform and inspire… and intensely curious about pretty much everything.