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The latest Pulitzer Center education news and classroom visits.

Announcing the Inaugural International Reporting Fellows!

Students at Campus Consortium member schools were eligible to apply for reporting fellowships of up to $2,000 each and the opportunity to work with the Pulitzer Center staff on an international reporting project. Listed below are the inaugural winners for 2009 and previews of their projects.

Projects in progress feature links to their reporting projects.

Announcing the 2009 Student Reporting Fellows!

Students at Campus Consortium member schools were eligible to apply for reporting fellowships of up to $2,000 each and the opportunity to work with the Pulitzer Center staff on an international reporting project. Listed below are the inaugural winners for 2009 and previews of their projects.

Pulitzer Center Launches St. Louis Spring 2009 program

Pulitzer Center's Janeen Heath and Alex Amend introduce the Spring 2009 Global Gateway program in St. Louis, which focuses on Womenand Children in Crisis. This program includes visits with the journalists in the classroom, student blogging and video uploads on the Women and Children in Crisis web portal, as well as an essay contest with cash and leadership awards. The web portal surveys reporting projects from Nepal, Iraq, Liberia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. This video is directed to participating students and teachers in St.

A Gateway to the World

By Aaron Sudholt
Originally published in Suburban Journals

A Collinsville High School class on Monday got a look into the world that few students ever learn about.

Reporters from the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting and staff from Civitas Associates attended one of Barbara Lindauer's world history classes to show news stories they had reported on from around the world.

Acceptance Speech for the Goldman Sachs Prize for Excellence in International Education

Asia Society, New York

This is an incredible honor for the Pulitzer Center. And it is an especially great honor to receive such an award during such difficult economic times when now, more than ever, every penny counts.

So you have our word that we will use very penny responsibly and in pursuit of our mission to raise awareness of global issues amongst today's youth and tomorrow's leaders.

Pulitzer Center Wins 2008 Goldman Sachs Foundation Prize for Excellence in International Education

The Pulitzer Center is the recipient of a 2008 Goldman Sachs Foundation Prize for Excellence in International Education in Media/Technology presented by the Asia Society. We are honored by this recognition of our Global Gateway educational initiative where we connect students with under-reported international issues and the Pulitzer Center journalists covering them. Our Pulitzer Gateway online portals are an essential part of this work from the prototype Water Wars launched in the fall to India: Conflicts Within, which went live this winter.

Broken News: What went wrong and how to make it right

The following is an excerpt of "Broken News: What went wrong, and how to make it right" an address delivered by Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer to Davidson College, February 2, 2009.

I was at a conference last Friday in New York where we talked, no surprise, about the search for new models that would make it possible to sustain independent, high-quality journalism.