Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

A Conversation with Documentary Filmmaker Emily Kassie '14

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

McKinney Conference Room, 111 Thayer Street

Registration required, register here.

 Lunch will be provided.

Emily Kassie '14 is an Emmy-nominated investigative journalist and filmmaker. She won a Student Academy Award for her film I Married My Family's Killer.

She is currently the Director of Visual Projects at The Marshall Project.

Her work focuses on human rights, corruption and violence, reporting for outlets including The New York Times, NBC, The Washington Post among others. She was the founding Creative Director of Highline, Huffington Post's investigative magazine, where she oversaw visual storytelling.

In 2019, she was named Multimedia Photographer of the Year by Pictures of the Year International. She was awarded an Overseas Press Club Award for Best Digital Reporting on International Affairs, the National Magazine Award (Ellie) for Multimedia Story of the Year as well as the Punch Sulzberger Award for Online Storytelling from the American Society of News Editors, for her work on the Syrian and West-African refugee crises. In 2018, she won a Murrow Award award for her work with the New York Times covering Hurricane Harvey and another in 2019 for her story on sex offenders and housing restrictions. Her New York Times documentary on sexual abuse in immigration detention was used as evidence in the Senate Judiciary hearing on family separation at the southern border.

The John F. Kennedy Jr. Initiative for Documentary Film and Social Progress
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