Updates

News and announcements from the Pulitzer Center

Broken news -- and the non-profit response

Jon Sawyer, Pulitzer Center

Buyouts, layoffs, the shuttering of foreign bureaus and a relentless reduction in dollars committed to news – it's as if every editor or publisher in America has simultaneously decided to dispense with quaint notions of journalism as a public trust or what used to be regarded as the essential watchdog function of journalism in making democratic self-government work.

Broken News: What went wrong and how to make it right

The following is an excerpt of "Broken News: What went wrong, and how to make it right" an address delivered by Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer to Davidson College, February 2, 2009.

I was at a conference last Friday in New York where we talked, no surprise, about the search for new models that would make it possible to sustain independent, high-quality journalism.

Jason Motlagh at SIU Carbondale 2/16

Jason will share his experiences in reporting international conflicts. He will give lectures to students interested in international journalism/affairs with fresh information on global issues such as conflicts and the current social and political situations in countries he has covered.

Welcome, GlobalPost!

Alex Amend, Pulitzer Center

GlobalPost.com, a new for-profit and online journalism outlet, launched last week with a bold mission: Reestablishing traditional international journalism values in the digital age. The Pulitzer Center is pleased that original reporting from its own journalist grantees will be featured on GlobalPost.

Round six: Winning essay

In January 2009, the Pulitzer Center again partnered with Helium to produce the sixth round of the Global Issues/Citizen Voices writing contest. The Pulitzer Center provided writing prompts, challenging contestants to craft essays on pressing international issues of the day.

Top winner Anita Lahiri answered the following question:

Where will the greatest points of conflict arise in India's foreseeable future and how should India act to resolve these conflicts?