Aug 24, 2014: Kassie Bracken & Taige Jensen: New York Times: Five-Star Nursing Homes
Z-NEWS NOTES: Mar 7, 2014: POV, the long-running PBS documentary series, and The New York Times Co. have formed a partnership to present a series of online-only documentaries, with companion articles and interviews, over the course of 2014. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. The new docus will be available on both organizations’ websites, at pbs.org/pov and nytimes.com. Partnership will kick off this Saturday, March 8, with half-hour film “The Men of Atalissa” by New York Times columnist and reporter Dan Barry and Kassie Bracken, a video journalist at the paper. The docu tells the story of a few dozen men with intellectual disabilities in an Iowa farming community who lived in an old schoolhouse on top of a hill — and the day-to-day abuse they endured. (SOURCE: Todd Spangler: Variety: "PBS’s POV, New York Times Pact on Digital Documentary Series")
Kassie Bracken is a senior video journalist for The New York Times, where she reports, produces, shoots, and edits news stories and feature documentaries. She produced video features for Amy Harmon’s 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning series “The DNA Age,” on the impact of new genetic technology on everyday life and for Dan Barry’s 2010 Pulitzer Prize-finalist “This Land” series, on the effects of the recession across the U. S. Her work has also appeared on P.B.S.’s P.O.V. and The Oprah Winfrey Show. She is a graduate of Wesleyan University and will soon complete her master’s degree in Human Rights Studies at Columbia University. She was a 2011 Peter Jennings Fellow.