The latest updates on Pulitzer Center grantee award nominations and wins.
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.
Two Pulitzer Center-supported films won honors at the 9th Annual Media That Matters Film Festival June 3. Jennifer Redfearn's "The Next Wave," a short version of "Sun Come Up," her film on the effects of climate change on the native inhabitants of the Carteret Islands, won the Jury Award. Gabrielle Weiss' "La Hoja," on coca leaf farmers and the coca industry in Bolivia, won the Unspoken Truth Award. Congratulations, Jennifer and Gabrielle!
The RFK Foundation has awarded its 2009 prize for best international reporting on television to Michael Kavanagh and to the public television program WorldFocus for Kavanagh's reporting on rape as a weapon of war in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Kavanagh did the reporting last fall, on one of three trips to the region commissioned and funded by the Pulitzer Center.
What follows is the WNET.org press release:
WORLDFOCUS WINS PRESTIGIOUS ROBERT F. KENNEDY JOURNALISM AWARD
Reports on the Crisis in the Congo