Pulitzer Center grantees Carl Gierstorfer, David Rochkind and Steve Sapienza explore global health journalism at the Berlin School of Public Health at Charité on Thursday, October 23.
Gierstorfer is a journalist and filmmaker with a background in biology who has produced and directed documentaries for ZDF, Discovery Channel and the BBC. As a videographer, he has reported from all corners of this world for Deutsche Welle, Germany's foreign broadcaster. His Pulitzer Center reporting project, "India: No Girls for the Boys," examines the social underpinnings and consequences of a skewed sex ratio in India,
Rochkind's photography has appeared in a variety of newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times Magazine and Rolling Stone. He has won awards and grants from the National Press Photographers Association, World Health Organization and others in addition to his grants from the Pulitzer Center. He has spent more than four years reporting on the global tuberculosis epidemic and developed the work into an educational website and curriculum for high schools, that teaches about TB and public health in the developing world (www.tbepidemic.org). In addition to his reporting on TB in Vietnam and Moldova, he covered the fight against HIV in Honduras.
Sapienza, who also is the Pulitzer Center's senior producer, is an award-winning news and documentary producer who has covered a wide range of human security stories in dozens of countries, including the HIV crisis in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, child soldiers in Sierra Leone, climate refugees in Bangladesh, and landmine survivors in Cambodia. He earned a 2009 News & Documentary Emmy with the Pulitzer Center team for his work on LiveHopeLove.com, a ground-breaking multimedia project focusing on the human face of HIV/AIDS in Jamaica. For over 20 years he has shot and produced stories for broadcast television and online distribution.
Berlin School of Public Health at Charité
Thursday, October 23
Seestr.73, house 10, Charité Campus Virchow Klinikum
access Reinickendorfer Str. 61/62