Aging in America
- Bertman, Sandra
- Date of entry: Aug-09-2002
- Last revised: Aug-31-2002
This multimedia online documentary is an essay on the ecstasies and agonies of longevity, researched and composed by photojournalist, Ed Kashi and reporter, Julie Winokur. The site consists of written and audio commentaries and a number of short slide shows. The documentary is divided into six segments, each of which is a complete "essay" in itself: Introduction: Julie Winokur on aging; Part 1, Youth in age: The spirited side of longevity; Part 2, Sentenced to life: Growing old behind bars; Part 3, Helping hands: New solutions for elder care; Part 4, Vanishing heritage: Tribal elders face modern times; and Part 5, Surviving death: Losing a mate with dignity.
This documentary won the National Press Club award for best online journalism (2002) and the National Media Award from the American Society on Aging (2002). In addition, individual sections also won several awards.