News and views from the Pulitzer Center team
Richard Bernstein at the Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience
December 7, 2016 Richard Bernstein, Mark Schulte
Taiwanese sovereignty became news recently, and because of a recent education tour, St. Louis students were well-prepared to discuss the issue.
December 6, 2016
Libby Allen, Reese Erlich
Veteran Journalist and Pulitzer Center grantee Reese Erlich discusses his reporting with Alabama high schoolers.
Image from PBS NewsHour. Cuba, 2016.
December 6, 2016
Tom Hundley
This week: Castro's legacy in Cuba, China's Charter 08 civil rights manifesto, and changes in India's cotton farming.
“Baseball practice in Montgomery County, Maryland. According to records obtained from the FAA, which issued 1,428 domestic drone permits between 2007 and early 2013, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the U.S. Navy have applied for drone authorization in Montgomery County.” Image by Tomas van Houtryve. United States, 2014.
December 4, 2016
Tomas van Houtryve, Jon Sawyer
Winston-Salem Journal explores exhibition, part of the Pulitzer Center's NewsArts initiative.
At the University of Florida, Parkinson’s disease patient Russell Price undergoes surgery to implant a deep brain stimulation (DBS) lead that will deliver electrical impulses to motion-controlling parts of his brain, treatment which has been shown to provide substantial relief from symptoms in appropriately selected patients. Additional improvement in some patients may also derive from the mere expectation that the procedure will help—the so-called placebo effect. “It’s not a magical thing,” says neurologis
November 29, 2016
Tom Hundley
This week: the brain's power to heal, Trump's impact on both sides of the Mexican boarder, and teen-aged girls who turn to jihadist radicalization.
November 28, 2016
Daniella Zalcman, Adam Janofsky
Thousands of people walked through both of the Pulitzer Center's exhibits, focused on the photography of Daniella Zalcman and several student fellows.
November 28, 2016
The CatchLight/Pulitzer Center Fellowship will be awarded to a photojournalist who is addressing an under-reported global topic with a plan for distribution in wide-reaching news outlets.
November 22, 2016
Tom Hundley
This week: lung cancer patients travel to Cuba for a promising vaccine, South Africa is challenges the stigma attached to HIV/AIDS, climate change in Greenland is causing drought for farmers.
The Conti street team of reporters conduct their first interview in the French Quarter, New Orleans. Image by Lauren Shepherd. United States, 2016.
November 21, 2016
Lauren Shepherd, Don Belt
SPJ Excellence in Journalism Conference participants report on the small but meaningful dramas of life in the Crescent City and build simple multimedia narratives to share.
Jon Sawyer speaking on the launch of NewsArts in the auditorium at Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA). Image by Fareed Mostoufi. United States, 2016.
November 21, 2016
Jon Sawyer
New initiative explores the intersections between journalism and art through public events, art exhibitions, and educational outreach.
November 17, 2016
Grantee Tomas van Houtryve speaks at Forsyth County schools as part of the NewsArts initiative.
The shaken landscape in Nepal could have a heightened level of landslides years or even decades after the devastating earthquake in 2015. Image by Kristen Cook. Nepal, 2015.
November 17, 2016
Ari Daniel, Jane Qiu
Winning reporting focused on landslides in Nepal including work supported by the Pulitzer Center and published in Nature.
Hla Ohn May, centre, has had to take what work she can as a labourer since selling her land. She says she was never paid the amount she was promised. Image by Michael Peel. Myanmar, 2016.
November 17, 2016
Tom Burgis, Michael Peel
The Financial Times series on land rights abuses worldwide wins the prestigious European News Award for Concept/Innovation Online.