Pulitzer Center 2014 Student Fellows Washington Weekend

Friday, October 10, 2014 (All day) to Saturday, October 11, 2014 (All day)

The Pulitzer Center will host our first-ever Campus Consortium Student Fellows Washington Weekend on Friday, October 10, and Saturday, October 11. We’ll have 18 of this year’s 21 student fellows on hand along with several professional journalists and Pulitzer Center grantees. Student fellows will share their reporting and their experiences and consider such topics as:

  • How do you communicate public health and science issues to a public that may have little knowledge of—or interest in—such reporting?
  • How can the students use their experiences to craft a career in today’s changing media landscape?

The programs with our Campus Consortium partners are prime examples of our collaborative model—bringing together journalists, news-media outlets, schools and universities to engage the broadest possible public on issues that affect us all.

Washington Weekend sessions will be livestreamed using Google Hangout on Air. Watch above (refresh the page if you do not see a video) or on YouTube. Tweet your questions to @pulitzercenter.

Student Fellows Round 1 – The Environment and Climate Change
3:15 – 4:15 pm
Friday, October 10
Student fellow presentations 10 minutes each, followed by 20-minute Q & A.
Tom Clement (Guilford College): India: Damming Sacred Rivers
Katie Mathieson (Davidson College): Who Cares About Patagonia
Janice Cantieri (Washington University): The Sinking Island of Kiribati
Eric Shoemaker (University of Chicago): Venetian Artisanship and Climate Change

Student Fellows Round 2 – Education and Reform
4:30 – 5:30 pm
Friday, October 10
Student fellow presentations 10 minutes each, followed by 20-minute Q & A.
Adrianne Haney (Elon University): Education in Ecuador
Jessie Li (Davidson College): Children with Disabilities in China
Britton Nagy (High Point University): Prison Reform in Norway
Jamie Walsh (South Dakota State University): Health and Obesity in the UK

Pitching and Reporting Panel
9:00 – 10:15 am
Saturday, October 11
Moderator: Amanda Ottaway, Pulitzer Center education coordinator. Panelists will focus on how to pitch, shape a story, ask “why” questions, write about sensitive topics, and use social media.

Molly Roberts: Chief Photography Editor, Smithsonian Magazine
Mellissa Fung: Journalist, author, former national correspondent for CBC Television
Melissa Turley: Associate director of International Events and Social Media Liaison at Department of State and 2012 Pulitzer Center student fellow

Communicating Science and Public Health Issues Panel
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday, October 11
Moderator: Zach Child, Pulitzer Center health projects director. Panelists will discuss how to convey complex and/or technical issues to the general public.

Allison Shelley: Independent documentary photographer and multimedia creator
Julia Rendleman: Reporter for the Pittsburgh News Gazette and 2011 Pulitzer Center student fellow
Daniella Zalcman: London and New York-based photojournalist

Lunch with Speaker: Introduced by Mark Schulte, Pulitzer Center education director.
12:00 – 2:00 pm
Saturday, October 11
Amy Maxmen: Science journalist and editor at Nautilus

Student Fellows Round 3 – Public Health Issues
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Saturday, October 11
Student fellow presentations 10 minutes each, followed by 20-minute Q & A.
Adiba Khan (University of Washington): Saving Kenya's Mothers
Paul Nevin (University of Washington): Saving Kenya's Mothers
Sascha Garrey (Boston University): Cervical Cancer in Uganda
Jessica Edmond (Southern Illinois University Carbondale): Skin Bleaching in Ghana

Student Fellows Round 4 – Modern Times, Migrants and Refugees
3:15 – 4:15 pm
Saturday, October 11
Student fellow presentations 10 minutes each, followed by 20-minute Q & A.
Selin Thomas (Boston University): Syrian Refugees in Turkey
Paul Short (University of San Diego): Istanbul: Housing for the Displaced
Jalesa Tucker (Westchester Community College): France: Integration of the Roma
Molly Dutmers (Wake Forest University): The Catholic Church in Europe

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