Sarah Kramer ’03 nominated for Emmy Award
July 26, 2012 00:00
Columbia Journalism School alumna Sarah Kramer ’03 has been nominated for an Emmy Award for “Coming Out,” a New York Times multimedia project on gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender teenagers, that Kramer reported and produced. The nomination is in the News & Documentary Programming: Arts, Lifestyle & Culture category.
For the project, the Times contacted nearly 100 L.G.B.T. teenagers from across the country, through advocacy groups or via social media. When their stories were published as part of “Coming Out,” almost 200 other teenagers volunteered their stories in response. The result is a tapestry of the issues, hopes and challenges this generation faces, presented through videos and in their own words.
According to an article Kramer wrote, she and the Times embarked on the project “as an effort to better understand this generation’s realities and expectations, and to give teenagers their own voice in the conversation.”
The News & Documentary Emmy Awards will be presented on October 1 at Frederick P. Rose Hall in the Time Warner Center in New York. They will be presented in 42 categories, and the event will be attended by more than 1,000 industry executives, producers and journalists.
Sarah Kramer is an Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning journalist with 15 years of experience in documentary radio and television, print and online media. Currently, she is a multimedia producer for The New York Times, where she has created series such as “One in 8 Million,” for which she won an Emmy in 2010. Prior to coming to the Times, Kramer was a founding staff member and senior producer for the public radio project StoryCorps. Her radio work has appeared on Marketplace, Morning Edition and All Things Considered. She launched her career in documentary storytelling as a field producer and researcher for PBS and HBO films and is a graduate of Middlebury College and the Journalism School.