Pulitzer Center Update

Pulitzer Center Impact at a Glance: First Half of 2018

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Countries the Pulitzer Center reported from in the first half of 2018. Image by Jin Ding. 

Countries the Pulitzer Center reported from in the first half of 2018. Image by Jin Ding. 

Projects and Countries

From January 1, 2018 - June 30, 2018, the Pulitzer Center published 56 reporting projects from 42 countries.

News Outlets

201 stories were published in 84 news outlets and on the Pulitzer Center website.

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2018 partner publications. Image by Jin Ding.

Social Media Engagements

Twitter

As part of World Refugee Day, the Pulitzer Center participated in Women Deliver's #Humanitarian4Her campaign bringing attention to female refugees. The translator for TIME's "Finding Home" series, Abeer Albadawi, herself a Syrian refugee, took over the Pulitzer Center's Twitter account for one hour to tell her story.

Instagram

Since March 2018, nine Pulitzer Center grantees participated in a week-long takeover of our Instagram account. They are: Tonmoy Bhaduri, Tomaso Clavarino, Sara Hylton, Annalisa Merelli, Pat Nabong, Louie Palu, Elham Shabahat, David Maurice Smith, and Taylor Weidman.

Education and Outreach

Through the first half of 2018, the Pulitzer Center education and outreach teams coordinated 347 K-12 and university classroom visits, Skype sessions, and public events in 12 states, and the District of Columbia.

  • Face-to-face engagement with 11,086 students and members of the public
  • Average engagement time: 115 mins

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States visited by the Pulitzer Center education team. Image by Jin Ding. 

Beyond War: Causes of Conflict, Prospects for Peace

Our special 2018 conference showcased Pulitzer Center reporting on conflict transformation and peacebuilding.

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Ambassador Swanee Hunt gives the opening remarks at the dinner on Saturday, June 2. Image by Jin Ding. Washington, D.C., 2018.

Ambassador Swanee Hunt gives the opening remarks at the dinner on Saturday, June 2. Image by Jin Ding. Washington, D.C., 2018.

  • Highlights from the conference
  • Over 450 journalists, editors, policy-makers, academics, NGOs, students, and business leaders attended the Pulitzer Center's conference at the National Press Club
  • 100 percent of survey respondents said they want to come back next year
  • Over 80 percent reported being “very satisfied” with the conference overall
  • The majority of respondents also said they made connections that will be useful, are likely to make changes in their practice based on what they learned, and learned about an issue they were otherwise unaware of.

Fighting Words: Poetry as a Response to Conflict

"Many of my students learned about issues in the world that they knew little about beforehand, or had just a superficial knowledge. They read or watched several of the articles and documentaries before deciding on an issue that spoke to them, and most worked far harder than a class assignment might call for--they became invested...Weaving serious news with creativity and poetry challenged my students intellectually, while fostering empathy and imagination. This was an incredible experience, and I am thankful for it."
– Kate F., high school teacher in Santa Clara, CA