Philadelphia (PRWEB) July 20, 2009
The 30th annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards include a nomination for "Live Hope Love," a multimedia web documentary on HIV/AIDS in Jamaica that was developed and designed by bluecadet interactive and produced by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
"Live Hope Love" features the poetry and reporting of Kwame Dawes, the videography of Nathalie Applewhite and Stephen Sapienza, the photography of Joshua Cogan, and the music of Kevin Simmonds, all of it captured on the multimedia website designed by bluecadet interactive. "Live Hope Love" is a finalist in the new media category for New Approaches to News & Documentary Programming.
"We are beyond thrilled by the incredible honor of an Emmy nomination. This validates our strong belief that the web is a great place to experiment with new forms of journalism and storytelling; and that if care and craft are put into telling these stories then there is a real and engaged audience for the work."
--Josh Goldblum, Interactive Producer and President of Bluecadet Interactive.
The News & [Documentary] Emmy®s began honoring original programming produced for the internet and portable media in 2006, in order to promote excellence in this fast-growing area of broadcasting" (http://www.emmyonline.org/news/).
The Emmy® nominations recognizes the entire "Live Hope Love" team. Executive Producer: Jon Sawyer of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting; Co-Producers: Nathalie Applewhite and Stephen Sapienza, also of the Pulitzer Center; Correspondent: Kwame Dawes; Videojournalist: Doug Gritzmacher; Photojournalist: Joshua Cogan and Interactive Producer: Josh Goldblum. Both Cogan and Goldblum are representatives of Bluecadet Interactive.
Other nominees in the "New Approaches" sub-category include: PBS's "P.O.V.- Ars Magna," (http://www.pbs.org/pov/arsmagna/); two productions from Martin Percy of Tate.org including, Tate Liverpool's, "The One that Spoke to Me," (http://www.tate.org.uk/liverpool/theone/) and Tate Modern's, "Tate Street Art," (http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/exhibitions/streetart/default.shtm); and lastly, Current TV's, "Vanguard: Lost in Democracy," (http://current.com/items/88884836_lost-in-democracy.htm). Last year's award winner was the Detroit Free Press's, "40 Years of Respect," from Freep.com, an site commemorating the 40th anniversary of Aretha Franklin's "Respect," (http://media.freep.com/respect/index.html).
Live Hope Love demonstrates new media at its finest. The interactive web production was the result of piecing together the incredible multimedia content produced as part of the Pulitzer Center project. The photography, videography, interviews, reporting and poetry were brought to the web by bluecadet, which sent its Interactive Producer, Josh Goldblum, and Photographer, Joshua Cogan, to the slums of Kingston, Jamaica. Their work with Kwame Dawes and other project participants led to a beautiful, spell-binding website that utilizes the full power of the internet.
"This project is a testament to the talent and dedication of its many collaborators, and especially to the poet at its heart," said the Pulitzer Center's Jon Sawyer. "It is even more a tribute to the many individuals in Jamaica who shared with him--and us--their lives."
Bluecadet's recognition in this News & Documentary Emmy® nomination follows a string of accolades for the young and modest seven-person boutique firm that started just a few years ago out of Goldblum's home. In 2009, Live Hope Love was the winner of the 13th Annual Webby People's Voice Award for Best Art Site (at the award show, their requisite 5- word speech stated simply, "Great journalism deserves great design"). Also showing their appreciation for Live Hope Love was HOW Magazine, which awarded the site "Outstanding" in the magazine's Interactive Design Awards Annual. Another recent studio achievement was an award for "Best Music Site" at the South by Southwest (SXSW) 2009 Web Awards for their work for British DJ, James Zabiela (http://www.jameszabiela.com). To see the full spectrum of Bluecadet's work, please visit their website (http://www.bluecadet.com).
The News & Documentary Emmy® Awards will be presented on Monday, September 21 at a ceremony at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, located in the Time Warner Center in New York City. The event will be attended by more than 1000 television and new media industry executives, news and documentary producers and journalists. Emmy® Awards will be presented in 33 categories, including Breaking News, Investigative Reporting, Outstanding Interview, and Best Documentary, among others.
Hope's Hospice, a collection of Kwame Dawes' poetry from the project, with images by Joshua Cogan, has just been published by Peepal Tree Press. The larger Pulitzer Center project, HOPE: Living and Loving With HIV in Jamaica, has been featured in Virginia Quarterly Review, The Washington Post, and the public television programs Foreign Exchange and NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. A radio documentary version of HOPE has aired on public radio stations across the country. A live performance of HOPE will be a featured presentation of the National Black Theatre Festival® [http://nbtf.org , on Aug. 6-7 in Winston-Salem, N.C.
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