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News and announcements from the Pulitzer Center

Global Gateway: Liberia Sparks Student Discussion

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and Civitas Associates recently took the Global Gateway program to St. Louis where they engaged hundreds of students in a discussion about Liberian child soldiers.

Freelance reporter Ruthie Ackerman and Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer presented information on the plight of former child soldiers in Liberia and elsewhere in west Africa at seven high schools and one middle school. This Global Gateway: Liberia initiative has sparked discussion among students from many different countries and perspectives.

Open Culture features Pulitzer Center as "sign of intelligent life at YouTube"

Open Culture, a blog that explores cultural and educational media, recently featured the Pulitzer Center as number seven on its list of 10 "intellectually redeemable" video channels on YouTube. YouTube channels such as BBC Worldwide, UC Berkeley and The Nobel Prize also made Open Culture's list.

Dan Colman, the lead editor of Open Culture and the Director & Associate Dean of Stanford's Continuing Studies Program, posted on Jan. 30:

American Journalism Review features Pulitzer Center

Carol Guensburg published a large report on nonprofit journalism in the December/January 2008 issue of American Journalism Review. In one of the take-out sections, she featured the Pulitzer Center:

"Funding for Foreign Forays," by Carol Guensburg. American Journalism Review, December/January 2008.

Carol Guensburg interviews Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer about the challenges and promises of heading an organization working to expand foreign affairs coverage in U.S. media.

Loretta Tofani interviews with the Washington Observer

Editor in Chief Lily Chen interviews Pulitzer Center grant-recipient Loretta Tofani about her "American Imports, Chinese Deaths" series. January 9, 2008, the Washington Observer (Mandarin Chinese), a World Security Institute publication. Lily interviews Loretta Tofani, an American journalist, about her call for people's attention to Chinese workers' benefits and rights.

Note: This article is in Mandarin Chinese.

Iraq: Death of a Nation? DC, 12/9

David Enders and Rick Rowley spent a month and a half this summer criss-crossing Iraq, embedded with the different militias that now control the country. They will be screening video from the refugee camps on the outskirts of Baghdad, Central Iraq with America's new Sunni militia allies, Basra with the embattled Governor and his Islamic Virtue Party militia, Najaf with the US-allied Badr militia, and Sadr City with the Mahdi Army.