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Alessandra Ram

Alessandra Ram

Engagement Intern


Alessandra is an engagement intern at The Center for Investigative Reporting. She joined CIR in August 2013, eager to make the transition to long-form investigative journalism. As an intern, she creates content for online communities and works with the engagement team on various projects, most notably the relaunch of the Junior Watchdogs program and the Hairnet Hero video game. Previously, she worked as an editorial fellow at The Atlantic in Washington, D.C., manning the social media platforms as well as writing and producing content for the website’s video channel. She also has interned at The New Republic and Foreign Policy. Raised in Northern California, she graduated from UC Berkeley in May 2011 with a dual degree in media studies and French.


On Veterans Day, advice for veterans from veterans

From the long wait for benefits claims to the Department of Veterans Affairs' growing painkiller epidemic, veterans returning home from service often face new battles in civilian life. This Veterans Day, we're teaming up with The Takeaway to hear from veterans about how they've tackled such obstacles. We want to know: What advice do you

Nov 6, 2013

Go inside the eeriest places on earth

With Halloween upon us, millions of American households are pulling out all the stops to make the holiday as spooky as possible. But in some places around the world, this won’t require any extra effort. From the world’s most polluted city to an island where creepy dolls make up the majority of the population, we’ve

Oct 31, 2013

Can food advertising ever be kid-friendly?

As we examine the eating habits of American kids, let’s look back at some of the advertising that has focused on getting them to consume specific products.

Oct 3, 2013