Saturday, June 3rd
- 2:00-2:30 Registration
- 2:30-3:45 Concurrent panels
- 4:00-4:30 Coffee
- 4:30-5:45 Concurrent panels
- 6:00-7:00 Reception
- 7:00-9:30 Dinner program
- 9:30-11:00 Reception
Women in Conflict Zones
Diversifying the Story
(G): Indicates current or former Pulitzer Center grantee
1) Women in Conflict Zones
What are the unique challenges women face in conflict zones? What role can they play towards advancing greater peace and security? And for women reporters, does their gender impact how they report in conflict zones?
Welcome: Tom Hundley, Pulitzer Center senior editor
- Susan Glasser, Politico chief international affairs columnist and host of The Global Politico (moderator)
- Paula Bronstein, freelance photojournalist, War Widows (G)
- Cassandra Vinograd, freelance journalist, South Sudan (G)
- Sarah Topol, freelance journalist, Ukraine (G)
- Sarah Holewinski, senior fellow, Center for a New American Security, board member, Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC)
2) Property Rights
Gender equality in property rights is a critical human rights issue and key to ensuring economic stability for women. Perspectives from journalists who have covered property-rights violations and practitioners who work to strengthen local governance in support of tenure security for women.
Welcome: Steve Sapienza, Pulitzer Center senior producer
- LaShawn Jefferson, deputy director, Perry World House, University of Pennsylvania (moderator)
- Nana Ama Yirrah, founder, COLENDEF
- Amy Toensing, freelance photojournalist, Widowhood (G)
- Paola Totaro, editor, Thomson Reuters Place
3) Global Health
Women’s health is often viewed narrowly as issues pertaining to reproductive and maternal health but gender actually impacts all aspects of healthcare. Panelists explore the interrelationships.
- Rebecca Kaplan, Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow at the Pulitzer Center (moderator)
- Allison Shelley, freelance photojournalist, reproductive health in Nigeria, Nepal (G)
- Rob Tinworth, filmmaker, The Life Equation (G)
- Jennifer Beard, Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Public Health (Pulitzer Center Campus Consortium partner)
- Caroline Kouassiaman, senior program officer, Sexual Health and Rights, American Jewish World Service (AJWS)
1) Diversifying the Story
When critical voices are absent from journalism, what perspectives and stories go untold? Panelists delve into diversity—why it’s more than a buzzword, and why it’s necessary in order for reporting to reflect our world in its wide range of experience.
- Fareed Mostoufi, senior education manager, Pulitzer Center
- Susan Goldberg, editor in chief, National Geographic Magazine
- Daniella Zalcman, freelance photojournalist, founder Women Photograph, projects on LGBT rights in Uganda and UK (G)
- Nikole Hanna Jones, staff writer New York Times Magazine, co-founder Ida B Wells Society
- Kwame Dawes poet, writer, actor, musician, professor of English at the University of Nebraska (G)
2) Refugees and Migration
Gender and the Refugee Experience: How does one impact the other? Panelists examine shifting gender roles—and ways to address issues of identity, injustice, and discrimination that many communities now face.
- Kem Sawyer, contributing editor Pulitzer Center (moderator)
- Francesca Trianni, staff video journalist, TIME Magazine, Finding Home (G)
- Jeanne Carstensen, freelance writer and radio reporter, France/Germany/Greece (G)
- Robin Shulman, freelance journalist, Canada/US refugee policy (G)
- Jake Naughton, freelance photographer, forthcoming Kenya/Uganda LGBT refugees (G)
- Asli Saban, project manager and programme coordinator, Kırkayak Culture Association in Gaziantep, Turkey
3) Labor and Economics
Gender has played a unique role in critical issues around labor and economics at both the local and global levels. Panelists explore these intersections, the ongoing challenges as well as possible models for positive change.
- Rhitu Chatterjee, NPR, former PRI’s The World (moderator) (G)
- Jina Moore, global women's rights correspondent for BuzzFeed News (G)
- Xyza Bacani, freelance photographer Singapore domestic workers (G)
- Julia Boccagno, evening news reporter at Circa Transgender in Thailand (former Pulitzer Center student fellow)
- Souvid Datta, multimedia journalist, forthcoming series on sex trafficking in India (G)
Seated dinner followed by drinks. Dinner program includes remarks by Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro, Susan Goldberg, Ben Taub, and a special performance by Girl Be Heard. See full dinner speakers and program.
Program for Sunday, June 4
Networking / coffee
1) Cyber Security:
- Runa Sandvik, director of information security for the newsroom at The New York Times
Additional details coming soon.
2) Fundraising: Proposals and Pitches
- Joan Woods, capital campaign director, Pulitzer Center
- Tom Hundley, senior editor, Pulitzer Center
The Pulitzer Center’s Tom Hundley and Joan Woods will share tips, best practices and no-nos for pitching a story and securing funding for your reporting. We will share the Pulitzer Center’s process for submitting reporting project proposals and give feedback on your story pitches.
3) Women Photograph/Photographers of Color: Challenges and Resources
- Daniella Zalcman, freelance journalist, founder Women Photograph
- Jennifer Samuel, associate photo editor, National Geographic
Additional details coming soon.