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Synthesis Essay Karen Lowe

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Karen Lowe is the creator of Bending Borders, a multimedia production company that explores how common human experiences – like the first kiss, sibling rivalry and dying – play out across cultures and countries in surprisingly different ways. She also teaches creative audio at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communications and Journalism. Between 2000-2008, she was the senior foreign editor of Marketplace Radio, a public radio program that airs daily on approximately 400 stations nationwide. Prior to Marketplace, she was an editor and reporter for Agence France-Presse.

Recognition of her work includes the National Press Foundation Award for an investigative series on congressional lobbying; Overseas Press Club Award for a story on the AIDS epidemic in Uganda; and the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award honorable mention and Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize for a six-part series on U.S. contractor corruption in Iraq.

Follow her on Twitter: @bendingborders