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General news updates from the Pulitzer Center.

Jon Sawyer speaks at Southeastern World Affairs Conference

Jon Sawyer, the Pulitzer Center's executive director, spoke at the American Freedom Association's Southeastern World Affairs Institute in Black Mountain, N.C. on July 27. Sawyer gave a summary speech of the conference, which focused on US trans-Atlantic relations.

The NewsHour highlights Pulitzer Center's work

The June 24 episode of PBS's The News Hour with Jim Lehrer discussed the impact of non-profit journalism groups on the American media.

The program cited the Pulitzer Center as a media center with "an international focus, looking at stories it believes have been underreported, misreported, or not reported at all."

Pulitzer Center featured in Broadcasting and Cable

As news executives seek larger audiences, the art of investigative journalism is slowly giving way to more profitable, less controversial content. This trend is certainly a crisis for traditional journalism, but it also marks an opportunity for non-profit news organizations like the Pulitzer Center.

Videos available in multiple languages

Thanks to dotSUB, a browser based tool enabling subtitling of videos on the web into and from any language, Pulitzer Center now offers many of its short documentaries in multiple languages. Once a video is translated, anyone can then embed the video virtually anywhere on the web, enabling the Pulitzer Center to reach an even wider audience with issues of global importance.

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Hope: The Performance

In 2007 Ghanaian-Jamaican writer Kwame Dawes embarked on a research trip to Jamaica to explore the experience of people living with HIV/AIDS and to examine the ways in which the disease was shaping their lives.

Dawes responded to this experience through poems that capture the rich humanity of those he met and the complex emotions that come from contending so intimately with issues of mortality, stigma and grace. Dawes and his long-time collaborator, composer Kevin Simmonds, set the poems to music that showcases the spirit of Dawes's work.

Pulitzer Center Director presents global health award

Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer presented the Excellence in Media Award for Global Health to The Wall Street Journal at the Global Health Council's 2008 international conference in Washington, D.C. on May 29.

According to the council, the annual award is given to a journalist or publication whose work "most effectively captured the essence of a major issue in global health and conveyed it to a broad audience."

The award recognizes the Journal for its reporting on public health issues in China.

Pulitzer Center invited to Producers Institute

The Bay Area Video Coalition, a non-proft media training institute, has selected the Pulitzer Center to take part in its annual Producers Institute for New Media Technologies, from May 29-June 8.

The Institute involves a ten-day residency at the BAVC facility in San Francisco, where eight teams of non-commercial media producers will learn how to create film, video and audio content through a variety of formats, including video game and cell phone applications.