Campus Consortium member

Kent State University

Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, is among the largest universities in the United States. It is ranked in the first-tier in the Best National Universities category with its inclusion in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges by U.S. News and World Report.

Kent State is ranked among the nation’s 74 public research universities demonstrating high-research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Kent State has more than 200,000 alumni worldwide, representing all 50 states in the United States and more than 100 countries.

The Pulitzer Center partners with the School of Communication Studies and the Gerald H. Read Center for International and Intercultural Education to bring journalists to campus – whether in person or via skype connections.

The School of Communication Studies offers bachelor's and master's degrees and participates in a college-wide doctoral degree program with majors in global, health, organizational, public, interpersonal and applied communication. The school is nationally recognized for its scholarship and our students have received national recognition for their academic and professional accomplishments. The school has been recognized as Ohio's distinguished program in communication by the Ohio Communication Association of Ohio.

The Gerald H. Read Center for International and Intercultural Education serves as an international and intercultural resource for students and faculty of the College and Graduate School of Education, Health and Human Services and to the greater Kent and world community. The Read Center’s mission is to promote actively international and intercultural activities that will broaden intellectual perspectives, and, thereby, foster deeper ethical and humanitarian values while establishing person-to-person relationships that span international borders. Through the Read Center, the Pulitzer Center has connected with educators K-12 across the state of Ohio.

http://www.kent.edu/
http://jmc.kent.edu/
http://www.kent.edu/ehhs/ciie/index.cfm

Jon Sawyer Q and A with Online Journalism Review

David Westphal, Online Journalism Review

What are the two new qualities that journalists of the future must embody? They must be entrepreneurial and they must be multimedia. These are precisely the qualities that animate the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

Almost five years ago now, my wife (Geneva Overholser) and I sat in Jon Sawyer's living room in Washington, D.C., and listened to him spin out what sounded like an improbable tale. He wanted to set up a nonprofit center on foreign reporting, and he wanted a philanthropist to bankroll it.

Campus Consortium Reporting Fellowships Announced!

Students at Campus Consortium member schools were eligible to apply for reporting fellowships of up to $2,000 each and the opportunity to work with the Pulitzer Center staff on an international reporting project. Listed below are the inaugural winners for 2009 and previews of their projects.

Sara Peach, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill: Travel to Copenhagen and report on the United Nations Climate Change Conference with a focus on youth participation generally and the International Youth Delegation specifically.