Paul Salopek is an adventurer and a dreamer, an old-fashioned trekker and a modern day explorer. He has set out on foot to circle the world, a 21,000 mile journey that will take 7 years to complete.
Marvin Kalb discusses his newest book "The Road to War: Presidential Commitments Honored and Betrayed" with Ray Suarez on PBS Newshour.
Science writer Erik Vance discusses the dismal future of the global fishery on WNYC Radio.
A generation of change in the Sea of Cortez.
The dismal future of the global fishery.
An eerie silence has fallen over President Obama’s confusing policy toward the civil war in Syria.
The last time there was a congressional declaration of war from the United States was after Pearl Harbor. Why is the president now the only one declaring war?
There has been much talk of parallels between two celebrated "whistleblowers," Edward Snowden and Daniel Ellsberg. What may be more striking are the differences, both in circumstance and actions.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's new anti-gang strategy seems to be working, but it comes with a high price.
The summer months are the deadliest for gun violence in Chicago.
A rare look inside one of the largest trauma units in the United States where treating gunshot wounds is part of the everyday routine.
It takes a split second to pull the trigger of a gun. But the families left behind have to deal with the loss of a loved one — and sometimes the question of guilt for a lifetime.
OneWorld.net's April 1 Today's News section features the Pulitzer Center "Hope: Living and Loving with HIV/AIDS in Jamaica" project. For this project, poet and writer Kwame Dawes traveled to Jamaica to tell the stories of those living with the disease or caring for others. The result is a collection of essays, poems, video, music and photographs that capture a range of emotions and speak to resilience, hope and possibility often in the face of despair.
After winning the Pulitzer Center's March 2008 Global Issues / Citizen Voices contest on Helium.com, Loyce Kareri appeared on BBC World news alongside Pulitzer Center Director Jon Sawyer to speak about the contest, her essay and what the future holds for citizen journalism.
Thanks to all who have participated in our third round Global Issues/Citizen Voices writing contest. Your thoughts have stimulated some great discussion — enter round four to continue the engagement of these international issues!
Round three winners:
Afghanistan and Bolivia: Eric Lannak
Democratic Republic of Congo: Julia Bodeeb White
East Africa: Don K. Potochny (pen name Keith Bailey)
Jamaica: Glynnis Hayward
In March 2008, The Pulitzer Center partnered with Helium to launch its first round of the Global Issues/Citizen Voices Contest. Find the winning essays here.
Katie Suter, Georgetown University Class of 2011, Special to the Pulitzer Center
When entering our Justice and Peace Studies class this past January, many of my classmates were excited about the prospect of learning various human rights and social justice theories. However, more than simply teaching us about the academic prospects associated with nonprofit work, Professor Rachel Stohl wanted us to get a hands-on approach to the field of Justice and Peace, starting with participating in the Pulitzer Center's Global Gateway initiative.
The global information network OneWorld highlights the Pulitzer Center as its featured partner beginning Feb. 1. OneWorld is an organization striving to increase global connections by providing access to news articles, videos and radio clips.
Click here to learn more about our collaborative work with OneWorld.
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:
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.
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.