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Lots of things seem to happening at the moment and I am struggling to find time to write individual blog entries, so forgive me for including three subjects in one entry today.
First, I shall be heading the US on Saturday to speak at a number of events for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting who are bringing me to America to take part in a number of outreach programmes, aimed at highlighting their sponsored work and the issues they cover. As a result, I shall be heading to Kent State University in Ohio for two days on the 26th and 27th, speaking in a number of classes and presenting my work on desertification in China. There will be a public presentation I believe on the night of the 26th, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in Room 340 in the First Energy Room at Franklin Hall, in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. If you are in the Kent State University area, please come by and say hello!
After Kent State, I shall be heading to Washington DC where I am scheduled to be speaking at the American University and Climate Institute. More details on those to follow later. Needless to say, I shall be updated this blog whilst on my travels in the US, so please check back for up to date info.
The next piece of news is that my work on desertification in China has been featured on the new Pulitzer Gateway “Heat of the Moment”, a portal of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting highlighting their work on various climate issues. The subjects are incredibly diverse and it is well worth exploring many of the different topics. The Pulitzer Gateway is another source of outreach, mainly targeting students who will begin to log-in to the site to learn about Global Climate issues. In the next week or two, video interviews will be uploaded to the site and dialogue will begin between the journalists and students. It should be very interesting, so please do check back again sometime to see how it all developing.
Finally and by no means least, exciting news came from the Lucie Awards this week. In an exciting turn, Burn Magazine was awarded a Lucie for the “Best Photography Magazine”. Not only was that good enough,
but it also became the first online magazine to receive the award. As readers here will know, I have a close connection to Burn as I was awarded David Alan Harvey’s first Emerging Photographer’s Fund back in January of 2008. At that time Burn was “Road Trips”, a blog run by DAH. If you haven’t visited it, please do. Even though the dialogue has stopped there, there is still lots of great advice and discussion to read in the archives. So congrats to DAH, Anton Kusters (Burn’s Creative Director) and all other Burnians who have been apart of the evolution of Burn. It’s been a great journey and I am proud to have been a part of it.