The latest updates on Pulitzer Center grantee award nominations and wins.
Sean Gallagher's "China's Growing Sands" received an honorable mention in the competition for the Earth Journalism Awards, which honor media providing new insight into climate change issues. Nearly 900 journalists, bloggers and young creatives from 148 countries registered to send in their best climate change reports from 2009 in the lead up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen next month. "China's Growing Sands" will be shown along with the main award winners in Copenhagen.
Pulitzer Center supported journalist Marco Vernaschi has been awarded the top prize in the lens culture International Exposure Awards for his in-depth examination of illegal activity inside Guinea Bissau. Vernaschi's portfolio was selected among more than 6,000 submissions from photographers in 48 countries.
Pulitzer Center's multimedia website on the human face of HIV/AIDS in Jamaica has won an Emmy for new approaches to news and documentary programming, in the arts, lifestyle and culture category, announced Sept 21, at the 30th annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards at the Lincoln Center's Rose Theater in New York City.
Pulitzer Center grantee Meredith May receives an award from the Society of Professional Journalists for her work on the project "Olga's Girls," which tells the story of indentured servants in Nepal.
Loretta Tofani was awarded $2,000 by a five judge panel at the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting for her "American Imports, Chinese Deaths" reporting project. Formerly called the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) Award, the honor was renamed this year after Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter murdered in 2002 by Pakistani militants. Two teams of journalists were awarded $10,000 each and the title of the 2008 Daniel Pearl Award.
The Online News Association announced the 2009 finalists for their Online Journalism Awards. The Women.Children.Crisis Pulitzer Gateway is a finalist in the category of Multimedia Feature Presentation (small site).
Sean Gallagher's project "China's Growing Sands" received second place in the Editorial: Environmental Pro category of the prestigious International Photography Awards.
Michael Kavanagh is a winner of the Radio-Television News Director's Association Edward R. Murrow Awards. Michael's recognition comes in the Radio Network/Syndication Service Writing category for a World Vision Report broadcast that is part of his Pulitzer Center project, The Roots of Ethnic Conflict in Eastern DRC.
Michael Kavanagh's "A Call to Rebels," which aired on NPR's On the Media and is part of his The Roots of Ethnic Conflict in Eastern DRC reporting project, is a finalist in the New York Festivals Radio Programming and Promotion Awards. The recognition comes in the Best Special Report category.
For 52 years the New York Festivals Radio Programming and Promotions Awards has recognized The World's Best Work in radio broadcasting.