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General news updates from the Pulitzer Center.

Apply now: Pulitzer Center seeks Program Coordinator

Apply now: Pulitzer Center seeks Program Coordinator

Salary: High $20,000s to low $30,000s, commensurate with experience.
Education: Bachelor (BA, BS, etc.)
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, 20036, United States
Last day to apply: November 24, 2009
Type: Full time
Language(s): English
Job posted on: November 6, 2009
Area of Focus: Media and Journalism

Gallagher Presents Images from "Desertification in China" at Climate Institute in Washington

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, in association with the Climate Institute, presents:

Heat of the Moment: Desertification in China

Beijing-based photojournalist Sean Gallagher presents images from his travels on the "desertification train" across China.

Followed by a Q & A and discussion on climate change policy, moderated by policy analyst Zhimin Mao

Friday, October 30
10:00 a.m. - Noon

The Heinz Center
900 17th St. NW, Suite 700
(17th and "Eye" Streets NW)

Seating limited. RSVP requested

Global Gateway to Empathy?

Nathalie Applewhite, Pulitzer Center

Last weekend, my colleague Ann Peters and I attended the Progressive Education Network's national conference in Washington DC. We were there to present the Pulitzer Gateway, online resources the Pulitzer Center has created for teachers and students.

Climate Change in Bangladesh: Rising sea levels threaten low-lying lands

A key feature of the Pulitzer Center's upcoming web portal on climate change is Daniel Grossman's reporting from Bangladesh on how rising sea levels threaten this South Asian country.

Yesterday Grossman had a piece run on PRI's The World, looking at the ways in which Bangladesh is experimenting with protecting itself. Among the experiments -- using floods to prevent floods.

See the piece as it ran at www.theworld.org

Transforming journalism: HOPE & Glass Closet

Award-winning multimedia reporting projects on HIV/AIDS that combine print reporting, poetry, photography, video, radio, music and an open dialogue to engage the broadest possible audience.

Tuesday, September 22
12:00-2:00 pm: Panel discussion and screening
Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism
Third Floor Lecture Hall

Panelists:
Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer
HOPE Special Correspondent/Poet: Kwame Dawes
Glass Closet Filmmaker: Micah Fink
WorldFocus Producer: Lisa Biagiotti

Pulitzer Center's "Media on the Move: Making Your Journalism Count" is a Knight Citizen News Network featured module

These learning modules are designed to provide both professional and citizen journalists with step-by-step instruction on skills to help you launch or improve a web site based on user-generated content. This learning module is filled with text and videos that will guide journalists from story idea, through the reporting and distribution process. This approach treats the issues covered as campaigns, not just stand-alone stories. That means wide collaborations, embracing new technologies and taking the journalism out to classrooms and universities to engage the next generation.

Pulitzer Center / World Affairs Fellowships

The 2009 World Affairs Fellows have been selected, and Philip Brasher has been named the 2009 Pulitzer Center World Affairs Journalism Fellow (WAJF). Brasher, who works for the daily Des Moines Register, plans to investigate the success of biotechnology in boosting food production in Kenya and South Africa.
The International Center for Journalists each year selects a handful of American journalists to report from abroad on stories of particular importance to their local communities.