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Pulitzer Center Update May 16, 2022

#Interconnected22: Collaborating Against Climate Change

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Caption: A child plays in Lake Mead, the largest artificial reservoir in the U.S.; in the background is the old water level mark. Image by Lalo de Almeida/Folhapress. United States, 2021.

#Interconnected22 Will Bring Speakers from Over 20 Countries

We are four weeks away from the Pulitzer Center's climate conference, Interconnected: Reporting the Climate Crisis! Next month, award-winning journalists, educators, editors, and experts will join us from all over the world, with speakers representing over 20 countries—Brazil, Uganda, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Greece, Uruguay, the U.S., and more.

Explore the two-day agenda, and register to join us on June 9 and 10, 2022. Options to sign up for individual sessions are also available on the #Interconnected22 website.

Attendees will hear from Fellows and grantees in the Pulitzer Center’s Rainforest Investigations Network, the Rainforest Journalism Fund, Connected Coastlines, and Your Work/Environment climate reporting initiatives, with opening remarks from Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer and Executive Editor Marina Walker Guevara. Virtual programming will be available in five languages, streaming from the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

The two-day summit will feature plenary sessions with Wahyu Dhyatmika, Eliane Brum, David Akana, and RJF and RIN leaders from Indonesia, Brazil, and Cameroon. The conference will also celebrate the launch of the Pulitzer Center's global climate education and outreach initiatives.

Hear from labor and climate experts in some of the most affected countries during “Hot Times: Climate Change in Every Workplace,” featuring academics, journalists, and activists from Bangladesh, India, the U.S., Greece, the United Kingdom, and more.

RIN Fellows representing outlets from NBC News in the United States to Macaranga in Malaysia and Code for Africa will discuss key strategies for collaborative cross-border investigations—and how to leverage artificial intelligence, satellite imagery, geospatial analysis, and data visualization to enhance investigations and tell better climate stories.

Filmmakers and photographers David Abel, Lalo de Almeida, Justin Cook, and Lauren Petracca will share strategies for documenting our current relationship with Earth, from North Carolina's Outer Banks to Brazil, in “Anthropocene Visual Storytelling.”

All that and much more, from the extraordinary community we are bringing together for #Interconnected22.

Register to join us on June 9 and 10, 2022. We hope to see you there!

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Among the winners and finalists of the 2022 Pulitzer Prizes are a Pulitzer Center-supported project by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and reporting by Center board member Azmat Khan and the staff at The New York Times.

The Journal Sentinel was named a finalist in the Public Service category for its Pulitzer Center-supported series Wires and Fires, which chronicled the blight of electrical fires afflicting the city’s poorest neighborhoods and rental properties.

Khan and her team at The New York Times won the International Reporting category for their extensive investigation into the civilian toll inflicted by U.S.-led airstrikes in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan. The series revealed the fallacies of what had been pushed as a more precise technology to reduce an on-the-ground “forever war” in these countries.

The Pulitzer Center is not affiliated with the Pulitzer Prizes.

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