(Washington, DC) The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting’s e-book In Search of Home was named one of the best Tablet/Mobile Delivery projects of the year by the National Press Photographers Association. In Search of Home depicts the nuanced lives of the stateless in Kenya, Burma, and the Dominican Republic.
The e-book features the photography of Greg Constantine, the reporting of Stephanie Hanes, and was designed and produced by Jake Naughton using Apple’s iBooks Author program. Interactive components were created by Maura Youngman.
Photographer Greg Constantine has focused on the stateless–people without nationality or citizenship, often within the country they consider to be home–for seven years. Constantine noted that e-books like In Search of Home provide an interactive way to dive deeper into a story, which is especially important given the complexity of global issues like statelessness.
"Stateless people are some of the most neglected, vulnerable and invisible people in the world today and statelessness is one of the most complex, politically sensitive and devastating human rights issues most people don't know about,” Constantine said. “It is a story and an issue that demands attention. Exposing how this condition impacts individuals, families and entire communities has been my primary motivation these past seven years."
“Because I believe so much in the importance of the stories I work on, I refuse to accept the limitations of traditional publishing these days, which is why we have to explore as many creative and strategic ways for getting the work out there as possible. I think the possibilities to tell robust, multidimensional stories through e-books are endless.”
Jon Sawyer, Pulitzer Center Executive Director, noted that this is the second Pulitzer Center e-book to receive national recognition this year. Voices of Haiti was named one of the best e-books of the year by Pictures of the Year International Awards (POYi). Both interactive e-books are available in the iBookstore.
“We’re thrilled by the awards for these exceptional projects,” Sawyer said, “E-books represent an exciting new platform for innovative journalism, one that we hope reaches new audiences and that will also generate the income our journalists need to cover the stories that affect us all.”
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting supports in-depth coverage of international affairs, focusing on topics that have been under-reported or not reported at all. Its honors include an Emmy for new approaches to news and documentaries and awards from the National Press Foundation, the National Press Club, and the Society of Professional Journalists. The Center’s education programs engage directly with high school and university students, building a constituency among younger audiences for quality global news coverage. To learn more, please visit http://pulitzercenter.org.
The NPPA was founded in 1946 and today has more than 6,500 members. The NPPA works to “[advance] visual journalism – its creation, practice, training, editing and distribution – in all news media and works to promote its role as a vital public service.” For more information, please visit http://nppa.org.
You can also check out Greg Constantine's print book project on the stateless Rohingya here www.exiledtonowhere.com.
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