Pulitzer Center Update

This Week in Education: Celebrating World Press Freedom Day

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Commuters reading the official newspaper on a Pyongyang Metro platform. Image by Max Pinckers/The New Yorker. North Korea, 2017.

Commuters reading the official newspaper on a Pyongyang Metro platform. Image by Max Pinckers/The New Yorker. North Korea, 2017.

Featured Lesson Plan:

Five Lesson Plans to Celebrate World Press Freedom Day

May 3 is World Press Freedom Day, and this year's theme is Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice, and the Rule of Law. Share the importance of a free press and an engaged public with your students with these five multimedia stories highlighting the responsibility and the hazards of being a journalist. Each story is accompanied with a lesson plan to guide critical discussion and allow students to assume the role of a journalist, stretching their analytical skills and exercising empathy.

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Image by Jordan Roth. United States, 2016.

Image by Jordan Roth. United States, 2016.

Featured Opportunity:

Fighting Words Poetry Contest and Workshop

K-12 students in the U.S. and abroad are invited to submit to the Fighting Words Poetry Contest for the chance to win cash prizes up to $100, publication, and performance opportunities. DEADLINE: May 18, 2018

Pulitzer Center staff is also available to facilitate a workshop to guide students in crafting successful entries. Schedule a workshop in your school by emailing hberk@pulitzercenter.org

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Before a workout the dogs are raring to go. Image by Eli Kintisch. Alaska, 2015.

Before a workout the dogs are raring to go. Image by Eli Kintisch. Alaska, 2015.

Featured Reporting Project:

Documentary Short: Extreme Weather from the Arctic

What's the link between the vanishing Arctic sea ice and extreme weather? Eli Kintisch reports for Vox in this video.

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"Raise Up," sculpture by Hank Willis Thomas, at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, AL. Image by Jon Sawyer. United States, 2018.

"Raise Up," sculpture by Hank Willis Thomas, at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, AL. Image by Jon Sawyer. United States, 2018.

Featured Blog:

Facing History: Reflections on the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Alabama

Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer reflects on Alabama's newly opened memorial to lynching victims.