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  Amy Bracken
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  I have years of experience freelancing for wires, newspapers, magazines and radio. I have specialized in youth issues, criminal justice, international relations, education legislation, immigration and refugee issues, and current events in Haiti. I travel between Boston, New York and D.C., and, funds permitting, far beyond.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Reporter 10 Years
radio producer 7 Years
Specialty
International 3 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
10 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
PRI's The World (11+), Foreign Policy (1-2), World Vision Report (1-2)
Other Work History
Worked as a staffer at Youth Today (trade publication for youth service providers), legislative correspondent in D.C. for LRP Publications (specialized in legislation related to special education), in Haiti worked as a stringer for Reuters then Associated Press, and a staffer for The Haitian Times
Computer Skills
Word
Technical Skills
Adobe Audition, Audacity, Cool Edit Pro, Garage Band, imovie, iphoto
Equipment
mac laptop, digital camera (canon power shot), digital audio recorder (marantz), omnidirectional and unidirectional mics, flip video camera
Foreign Language Skills
French, Spanish, Haitian Creole
Work Permits & Visas
dual citizenship -- U.S. and U.K.
References
Ginger Thompson, Mexico City Bureau Chief, The New York Times, 52-555-416-6106
Katherine Stapp, Regional Editor, Inter Press Service, (212) 963-6156
Awards
Mental Health America 2011 National Radio Award, for reporting on psychosomatic symptoms among Haitis earthquake survivors
Associated Press Beat of the Week award, for coverage of deadly Haiti floods in 2004
Associations
Fletcher Journalists Association
Other
The Fletcher School, Tufts University Medford, MA
Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy Candidate 2010 2012
Relevant Coursework: Forced Migration and Human Rights; Political Economy of Development; Advanced Seminar in Development and Conflict Resolution; US-European Relations
Masters thesis on detention of asylum-seekers in the US
Co-founder of the Fletcher Journalists Association

Columbia University School of Journalism New York, NY
Master of Science in Journalism 2002 - 2003
Masters thesis on the condom ban in New York state prisons

Reed College Portland, Oregon
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science 1993 1997
One year of coursework at the American University of Paris
Thesis on the campaign behind Californias Proposition 187
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
(Christian Science Monitor, 9/16/2005)
story about an orchestral tour through northern Haiti