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General news updates from the Pulitzer Center.

Nathalie Applewhite joins panel at Beyond Broadcast 2009, USC

Since 2006, the annual Beyond Broadcast conference has explored the evolution of participatory digital public media. This year's conference, titled "Public Service Media from Local to Global," brings this ongoing conversation to the world stage, examining these issues from a global perspective.

Pulitzer Center partners with Frontline/World's iWitness

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is proud to announce a new partnership with Frontline World's 2009 Webby Award-Winning series iWitness. Together the Pulitzer Center and iWitness will be able to broadcast even more in-depth coverage of complicated and relevant international issues. Watch the partnership's inaugural iWitness piece with Frontline/World's Joe Rubin interviewing Pulitzer Center's Sarah Stuteville and Alex Stonehill on their reporting on Pakistan's school system and madrassas.

Nathalie Applewhite at International Reporting Media Summit 5/15, NYC

As a large number of media outlets drastically cut back on their international reporting budgets, what does the future hold for comprehensive foreign coverage?

The Summit will bring together a multi-disciplinary group of internationally recognized Northern and Southern journalists, media educators, development and humanitarian practitioners, donors, and media decision makers engaged in international development, foreign policy and international reporting.

Friday, May 15, 2009
8:30am – 5:00pm

Campus Consortium Reporting Fellowships Announced!

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.

Sara Peach, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill: Travel to Copenhagen and report on the United Nations Climate Change Conference with a focus on youth participation generally and the International Youth Delegation specifically.

Screening of Jennifer Redfearn's "Sun Come Up" 4/26, NYC

The American Museum of Natural History will screen Jennifer Redfearn's short work-in-progress video of "Sun Come Up," a documentary that follows the relocation of a community of climate change refugees living on a chain of low-lying islands in the South Pacific Ocean.

Ann Peters' talk on global coverage gap highlighted

Ann Peters, Director of Development and Outreach, spoke on the the gaps in international reporting and the Pulitzer Center's efforts to increase demand for this kind of journalism at The Information Valet Project's recent symposium, "From Gatekeeper to Information Valet: Work Plans for Sustaining Journalism." This article in EContent Magazine discusses the creative approaches proposed at the symposium to