Cara Feinberg is a writer living in the Boston area. Her work has appeared in print, online, and on screen. Primarily a print journalist, she has written for The Boston Globe, The Atlantic Online, The American Prospect, Harvard Magazine, and several other publications. She currently works as an associate producer for the PBS science television show, NOVA, and continues to freelance in both print and multimedia journalism. Her documentary film,Working Blind, won best documentary short at the Somewhat North of Boston Film Festival, and screened at The Boston International Film Festival and the DIY Film Festival in Los Angeles.
About Working Blind:
Neil lost his sight from a brain tumor; Catherine lost hers from a disease; Kevin was in the wrong place at the wrong time when a pile of bricks crushed his skull. All three thought they would never work with their hands again. Filmed at the Carroll Center for the Blind in Newton, Massachusetts, this short film tells the true story of three newly blind woodworkers and how they plan, measure, and construct projects with power tools and buzzsaws.
- PBS NOVA: Watch a sneak preview of "Hunting the Elements", an episode of NOVA airing on April 4th, 2012 on PBS.
Watch Hunting the Elements Promo on PBS.
- DISCOVERY SCIENCE CHANNEL: "Turkey's Mammoth Dam" episode of Build It Bigger on the Discovery Science Channel: aired July 9th, 2011
Turkey is harnessing one of the world's fastest rivers with one of the tallest hydroelectric dams on earth. Episode associate produced by Cara Feinberg.
So how, exactly, does a high explosive kill you? Multimedia story for the Inside NOVA Blog.
Why does fake acupuncture cause real pain? How do pills made of corn starch cure chronic arm pain? One scientist looks at the power of nothing. Feature story for Harvard Magazine.
Following a high-profile teenage suicide, Massachusetts enacted one of the strongest anti-bullying laws in the country. But with no consequences for schools that look the other way, whom does the law protect? Feature story for The Bridge Magazine.