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APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSED - Information regarding our summer internship program and application process should be available in early 2008. Check back then for more details.
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting seeks an intern for the spring semester, preferably starting January 3, 2008. We are especially interested in web-savvy applicants eager to get the word out about our international reporting projects. The internship pays $1,000 per month.
Gorongosa National Park was once among the most popular destinations in Africa – a place where movie stars and astronauts vacationed, where animal herds were denser than on the famed Serengeti Plain. But Mozambique's long civil war turned this natural wonderland into a battlefield. By the time the war ended in 1992, Gorongosa was a wasted, abandoned, empty place – yet another African casualty in a century filled with tragedies.
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On January 23rd, the legendary Polish journalist Ryszard Kapuscinski died. The next day The Boston Globe closed its last three foreign bureaus. Kapuscinski was the inspiration to a generation of foreign correspondents, Poland?s only reporter outside its own borders during the Cold War who, since he couldn?t cover everything, had the latitude to report at length what he found interesting. The Globe, like The Baltimore Sun and other smaller-city papers, was forced to reduce its foreign coverage to save editorial jobs closer to home.
...a bright light in this bleak landscape Grant recipients share their thoughts on the Pulitzer Center:
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is partnering with the International Center For Journalists (ICFJ) to sponsor one of the World Affairs Journalism Fellowships. The Pulitzer Center WAJF Fellow will pursue a project that addresses an under-reported international issue through a combination of print and other media outlets. The designated fellow will receive additional support from the Pulitzer Center staff and the resulting project will be highlighted on the Pulitzer Center's Web site.
The Stories We Miss, and Why
Wake County United Nations Association
Raleigh, North Carolina
Thursday, October 26, 2006
The following is an excerpt of an address delivered by Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer to the Southeastern World Affairs Institute, July 30, 2006.
Was there ever a more urgent moment in which to examine the role and relevance of the United Nations? Was it ever more timely to recall first principles, the great traumas that occasioned the UN's creation and to the challenges that have beset it – and its supporters – from the very beginning?
The following is an excerpt from "Media Misfires: Lessons from a Troubled Time," an address by Jon Sawyer delivered to The Roundtable on February 28, 2006.
It's a great pleasure to be here, and such an elegant occasion. It was at a dinner nearly this elegant, not so far from here and some 30 years ago, that I first met Joe and Annie Schlafly. It happened that my wife's mother and Ellen Conant, Annie's mother, had mutual friends from college – and so Ellen and George organized what they called an "informal little dinner" to introduce us to St. Louis.