Youngstown, Ohio, was once one of the centers of US steel manufacturing. Today, there are hopes that shale gas could revive the town - and fears it may destroy what little is left of it.
For decades Youngstown, Ohio, was one of the great centers of U.S. steel manufacturing. Then the industry collapsed and jobs disappeared. Now, shale gas is reviving the city's hopes - and fears.
For many in Ciudad Juarez and along the U.S.-Mexico border addiction, organized crime, gang-led violence, and corruption spawned by drug cartels have become a part of daily life.
While shale gas has revived the economy of a Pennsylvania county, it also threatens to undermine traditional farming.
In the past few years, Pennsylvania's Bradford County has become the center of shale gas extraction, but now the industry threatens to undermine traditional farming and dairy operations in the area.
Through his camera lens, award-winning photojournalist Louie Palu tells the story of Mexico’s drug wars. A special interactive presentation from The Globe and Mail.
Poland is a test case for shale gas development in Europe, but so far the industry has failed to take off.
Key to figuring out what goes on in Ciudad Juarez is understanding the roles played by the local police and the Federales—and most importantly the Sinaloa drug cartel.
Visiting Monterrey, Mexico, on election day, Louie Palu gets a behind-the-scenes look at the aftermath of drug-related violence.
The paper industry once employed thousands of people across the state of Wisconsin. Now, mills are closing.
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents conduct vehicle searches, monitor video surveillance, and check for invasive species of insects at ports of entry in Laredo, Texas.
U.S. customs officers in Laredo, Texas, have found harmful insects in flower shipments and drugs hidden in frozen squid. As one officer says, their job is to catch “drugs, thugs and bugs.”
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.
October has been a good month at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting: The non-profit grant foundation saw reporters it sent to China and Iraq publish extensive reporting projects that gained attention across the United States. It also won an honourable mention from the Knight-Batten Awards for Innovation in Journalism.
OneWorld highlighted the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Global Gateway initiative on September 20, 2007 in the Today's News section of its website. The mention reads, "U.S. middle school, high school, and university students are getting to interact with journalists covering underreported issues around the world."
To view this highlight on the OneWorld website, click here to visit Today's News and scroll down to September 20, 2007.
APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSED - Information regarding our summer internship program and application process should be available in early 2008. Check back then for more details.
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting seeks an intern for the spring semester, preferably starting January 3, 2008. We are especially interested in web-savvy applicants eager to get the word out about our international reporting projects. The internship pays $1,000 per month.
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On January 23rd, the legendary Polish journalist Ryszard Kapuscinski died. The next day The Boston Globe closed its last three foreign bureaus. Kapuscinski was the inspiration to a generation of foreign correspondents, Poland?s only reporter outside its own borders during the Cold War who, since he couldn?t cover everything, had the latitude to report at length what he found interesting. The Globe, like The Baltimore Sun and other smaller-city papers, was forced to reduce its foreign coverage to save editorial jobs closer to home.
...a bright light in this bleak landscape Grant recipients share their thoughts on the Pulitzer Center:
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is partnering with the International Center For Journalists (ICFJ) to sponsor one of the World Affairs Journalism Fellowships. The Pulitzer Center WAJF Fellow will pursue a project that addresses an under-reported international issue through a combination of print and other media outlets. The designated fellow will receive additional support from the Pulitzer Center staff and the resulting project will be highlighted on the Pulitzer Center's Web site.
The following is an excerpt of an address delivered by Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer to the Southeastern World Affairs Institute, July 30, 2006.
Was there ever a more urgent moment in which to examine the role and relevance of the United Nations? Was it ever more timely to recall first principles, the great traumas that occasioned the UN's creation and to the challenges that have beset it – and its supporters – from the very beginning?
Jon Sawyer participated in a panel discussion about Darfur, Sudan at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He explained why the African Union force couldn’t fulfill its peacekeeping mission.