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31st Annual Global Media Awards


Population Institute's

31st Annual Global Media Awards

Thursday, December 2, 2010

6:00 PM Reception

7:00 PM Dinner

Ballroom of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel

600 Stockton St., San Francisco

The Global Media Awards honor those who have advanced the public’s understanding of population, family planning, and reproductive health care through their journalist endeavors.  This year’s award winners include a Kenyan serial drama, a Ugandan editorial writer, a Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, Mother Jones magazine, and a BBC World Service radio program.

Please join us in honoring those who have contributed to creating an awareness of population concerns through their outstanding journalistic endeavors.

Tickets are $80 per person.

Reserve your space today as seating is limited.


RSVP by November 24th to Jennie Wetter

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Keynote Speaker:  Gloria Feldt

“No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power”


Gloria Feldt is a nationally renowned activist and author, whose passion for social justice has propelled her life’s work. Her latest book, No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power, was published by Seal Press October, 2010. People Magazine calls Feldt “the voice of experience.” A teen mother from rural Texas, Feldt served as president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the nation’s largest reproductive health and advocacy organization, from 1996-2005. Feldt’s passion for bettering women’s lives remains her driving force as an independent commentator on women’s issues, politics, media, and leadership. Feldt teaches “Women, Power, and Leadership” at Arizona State University and serves on the board of the Women’s Media Center.


Special Guest: Lisa Hymas

Senior Editor at Grist

Lisa Hymas, Senior Editor at Grist, the popular online environmental magazine, is this year’s award winner for Best Online Commentary. She will talk about the GINK Chronicles, her new online commentary about women who choose not to have children.


31st Annual Global Media Awards Winners

Best Book: Laurie Mazur, A Pivotal Moment: Population, Justice, & The Environmental Challenge

Best Article or Series of Articles: Mother Jones May/June Issue 2010

Best Print Editorial: Kakaire Kirunda, "Time to Apply Brakes on Rapid Population Growth" in the Daily Monitor (Uganda)

Best Online News Service: Communications Consortium Media Center: The P.U.S.H. Journal

Best Online Commentary: The GINK Chronicles by Lisa Hymas

Best Film or Miniseries: Empty Handed

Best Editorial Cartoon: Joel Pett, Lexington Herald-Leader

Best TV Show: Dick Smith’s Population Puzzle (Australia)

Best Radio Show: The Climate Connection: Are There Too Many People on the Planet?, BBC World Service (United Kingdom)

Best Serial Drama: Makutano Junction (Kenya)


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