Antigone Barton is a Knight Health Journalism Fellow who led a project to improve coverage of health issues in Zambia.
Barton focused on public health, social services and environment at The Palm Beach Post for the past eight years. She has been a journalist for 12 years and prior to that taught in New York City and Richmond, Va., schools.
Her work has been recognized by the National Association of Black Journalists, the U.S. AIDS Conference and the Society for Professional Journalists for deadline news.
A three-part 2007 newspaper series on conditions facing sex workers and prisoners in Haiti and the Dominican Republic was credited with helping prompt USAID to authorize additional funding for prisons. The reporting project also included video documentaries, a nationally syndicated public television program, lesson plans used in high schools, and a Web site with videos.