General news updates from the Pulitzer Center.
October has been a good month at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting: The non-profit grant foundation saw reporters it sent to China and Iraq publish extensive reporting projects that gained attention across the United States. It also won an honourable mention from the Knight-Batten Awards for Innovation in Journalism.
OneWorld, an online civil society portal, highlighted the Pulitzer Center's reporting initiative on Liberian youth.
OneWorld highlighted the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting India project on September 27, 2007 in the Today's Newssection of its website. The mention reads, "Freelance journalist Jason Motlagh unearths the India beyond Bollywood and the info-tech boom. Keep up with his blogs and photo reports on the country's rural poor, who are dealing with flooding and a four-decade-long guerrilla insurgency."
OneWorld highlighted the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Global Gateway initiative on September 20, 2007 in the Today's News section of its website. The mention reads, "U.S. middle school, high school, and university students are getting to interact with journalists covering underreported issues around the world."
To view this highlight on the OneWorld website, click here to visit Today's News and scroll down to September 20, 2007.
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: