Rory O'Connor (filmmaker)
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New York, New York
|Education||B.A., Boston College; Fellow, Rutgers University; Fellow, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University|
Rory O’Connor is a journalist, author, educator, and documentary filmmaker. He is co-founder and president of the Globalvision Corporation, and board chair of the Global Center, an affiliated non-profit foundation. His films and television programs have aired on PBS, BBC, NHK, CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, and numerous other networks. He has been involved in the production of more than two dozen documentaries, and his broadcast, film and print work has been honored with a George Polk Award, a Writer's Guild Award for Outstanding Documentary, an Orwell Award and two Emmys. He has written several books and blogs for the Huffington Post, AlterNet, Al Jazeera and other news sources.
During a ten-year stint in print, culminating as Managing Editor of the Boston-area weekly alternative newspaper The Real Paper, O'Connor began working in broadcast journalism as a reporter and producer at WGBH-TV in Boston. He later worked as a producer and investigator at WCVB-TV, Boston; a Program Producer at WGBH; Executive Producer at Boston's Neighborhood Network News; segment producer at the PBS NewsHour; and Producer at CBS News, before co-founding the independent international media firm Globalvision.
- Aaron Cutler (June 1, 2008). Shock Jocks: Hate Speech and Talk Radio: America's Ten Worst Hate Talkers and the Progressive Alternatives. AlterNet Books. p. 226. ISBN 978-0-9752724-3-5.
- Friends, Followers and the Future: How Social Media are Changing Politics, Threatening Big Brands, and Killing Traditional Media (City Lights, 2012). ISBN 0-87286-556-8
- "Nukespeak: The Selling of Nuclear Technology from the Manhattan Project to Fukushima" (Sierra Club, Second Edition, 2011). ISBN 978-0140066845
2016: Executive Producer, Editorial Consultant "Dead Reckoning," PBS Documentary
2015: Executive Producer “America's Surveillance State,” Independent Documentary
2014: Executive Producer “Who Rules America?” Independent Documentary
2011: Producer, Executive Producer “The Harvest (La Cosecha),” Independent Documentary produced with ShineGlobal
2010: Director, Writer, Co-Producer “The Battle of Durban II: Israel, Palestine and the United Nations,” Independent Documentary produced with Second Generation Films
2010: Executive Producer “Plunder: The Crime of Our Time,” Independent Documentary
2009: Executive Producer “Barack Obama: People’s President,” Independent Documentary with Videovision
2008: Executive Producer “Viva Madiba,” Independent Documentary with Videovision
2007: Executive Producer “Frontrunner: The Afghan Woman Who Surprised the World,” Independent Documentary
2006: Executive Producer “911: Press for Truth,” Independent Documentary
2006: Executive-in-Charge-of-Production “In Debt We Trust,” Independent Documentary
2004: Executive Producer “WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception,” Independent Documentary
2003: Co-Director, Co-Producer, Writer “The Hole in the Wall,” Independent Documentary
2001: Director, Producer, Writer “Voices of the Poor,” Independent Documentary
2000: Executive-in-Charge-of-Production “Hear Our Voices: The Poor on Poverty,” Global Links TV Documentary
2000: Executive Producer “Falun Gong’s Challenge to China,” Independent Documentary
1999: Director, Writer “Richard Speck: Born To Raise Hell,” Court TV Documentary
1999: Story Developer “The Trial of the Chicago 8,” Court TV Documentary
1999: Executive Producer, Writer “Globalization and Human Rights,” PBS Documentary
1998: Director, Producer, Writer “China: Change and Challenge,” Global Links TV Documentary
1998: Executive Producer "A Hero for All,"Independent Documentary with Videovision
1996: Producer “Yellow Wasps: Anatomy Of a War Crime,” Independent Documentary
1994: Executive Producer, Writer “Countdown to Freedom,” Independent Documentary
1993: Director, Producer, Writer “The Arming of Saudi Arabia,” PBS Frontline Documentary
1992: Director, Producer, Writer “BCCI: The Bank of Crooks and Criminals,” PBS Frontline Documentary
1992: Director, Producer, Writer “The Resurrection of Reverend Moon,” PBS Frontline Documentary
1992: Executive Producer “Beyond JFK: The Question of Conspiracy,” Warner Bros. Documentary
1991: Senior Producer "Mandela in America," Time-Warner Documentary
1990: Executive Producer “Nelson Mandela: Free At Last,” PBS Documentary
1990: Producer,Writer “No Place Like Home,” WCVB-TV Documentary
1986: Producer, Writer “Mafia On Trial,” WCVB-TV Documentary
1985: Writer, Producer “No Safe Asylum,” WCVB-TV Documentary
- "FRONTLINE/WORLD . India - Hole in the Wall . Reporter's Notebook: Making Connections - PBS".
- Past Recipients of the NCTE Orwell Award Archived 2009-03-26 at the Wayback Machine, National Council of Teachers of English
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- "Stories by Rory O'Connor". Alternet.