The latest updates on Pulitzer Center grantee award nominations and wins.
LiveHopeLove.com poet Kwame Dawes was recently awarded the National AIDS Committee Jamaica Leadership Award for his work with LiveHopeLove.com. The award, presented by the National AIDS Committee Jamaica commemorates leadership, excellence, and dedication to the field of HIV and AIDS in Jamaica. The award will be presented on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2009.
Loretta Tofani has won the 2008 Michael Kelly Award for her series "American Imports, Chinese Deaths."
The $25,000 award "honors a writer or editor whose work exemplifies a quality that animated Michael Kelly's career: the fearless pursuit and expression of truth." (Michael Kelly Award Press Release) Tofani was chosen from over 50 journalists for 2007 work published in U.S. newspapers and magazines.
Loretta Tofani won the 2007 Sigma Delta Chi Award for excellence in journalism for "American Imports, Chinese Deaths" published in The Salt Lake Tribune.
She won in the category of investigative reporting (circulation of 100,000 or greater). This year's winners were chosen by the Society of Professional Journalists from more than 1,000 entries of work published in 2007 in 48 categories including print, radio, television and online. The awards will be presented July 11 during the annual Sigma Delta Chi Awards banquet at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
Loretta Tofani's "American Imports, Chinese Deaths" series was awarded the 2007 Investigative Reporters and Editors' Gold Medal for medium sized newspapers.