"My parents have worked all their lives for my education." An Ecuadorian student in America on the challenges and benefits of private education.
In 2012, more than 5,500 Americans over the age of 65 were killed in traffic accidents. Older drivers need to adjust to changing highway conditions.
Washington needs to stand up to tough decisions in the Middle East.
What's the matter with 60 Minutes?
Critics say he's pompous, reckless, and a tilter at windmills. But his relentlessness may end up making him the most consequential secretary of state in years.
New mothers in four corners of the world talk about their hopes and dreams for their babies. Unanimous wish number one: A good education. But that depends on good nutrition in the first two years.
Louie Palu's photographs expose the bloody drug-related crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border.
For a glimpse of how nature might — or might not — adapt to ocean acidification, scientists turn to the prickly “hedgehog of the sea.”
Carlos Javier Ortiz documents gun violence in Chicago through black and white photographs.
This is how communities spread the word about the importance of good nutrition in improving maternal and infant health in Uganda, India, Guatemala or Chicago.
PBS NewsHour's Ray Suarez narrates the first of three reports on climate change in the Arctic region, focusing on crabs in Alaska's Bering Sea.
Scientists fear ocean acidification will bring the collapse of Alaska’s iconic crab fishery.
The fourth round of the Pulitzer Center-Helium Global Issues/Citizen Voices contest was a study in contrast. Two of the four essay questions engaged issues that have lingered in the national spotlight for the past year: the 2008 presidential election and Iran. The other two pressed readers to consider lesser known conflicts in the jungles of Ecuador and in the Caucasus mountain region of Eurasia. All the issues - the overexposed and underexposed - received a diversity of responses ...
In July 2008, The Pulitzer Center partnered with Helium to produce its forth round of the Global Issues/Citizen Voices Writing contest. Contestents chose from multiple writing prompts related to international issues and Pulitzer Center reporting projects to sculp their winning essays. Read the winning essays below.
The following is an excerpt from Jon Sawyer's remarks delivered to the Southeastern World Affairs Institute on July 27, 2008. Download the full address by clicking the PDF below.
The interactive Pulitzer Center website, Heroes of HIV: HIV in the Caribbean, was nominated for a 2008 Flashforward Film Festival award.
The festival highlighted the best and most recent advances in Flash, a multimedia animation and interactivity software. "Heroes" was one of five Flash websites nominated in the Navigation/Experience category, which recognizes "Flash work in which the navigation is exceptionally usable, clever or original and plays a key role in delivering an exceptional user experience."
The June 24 episode of PBS's The News Hour with Jim Lehrer discussed the impact of non-profit journalism groups on the American media.
The program cited the Pulitzer Center as a media center with "an international focus, looking at stories it believes have been underreported, misreported, or not reported at all."
As news executives seek larger audiences, the art of investigative journalism is slowly giving way to more profitable, less controversial content. This trend is certainly a crisis for traditional journalism, but it also marks an opportunity for non-profit news organizations like the Pulitzer Center.
In June 2008, The Pulitzer Center partnered with Helium to continue its third round of the Global Issues/Citizen Voices Writing Contest. Contestants chose topics for their essays from prompts related to different Pulitzer Center reporting projects. Find their winning essays below.
Thanks to dotSUB, a browser based tool enabling subtitling of videos on the web into and from any language, Pulitzer Center now offers many of its short documentaries in multiple languages. Once a video is translated, anyone can then embed the video virtually anywhere on the web, enabling the Pulitzer Center to reach an even wider audience with issues of global importance.
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The Virginia Quarterly Review's 2007 fall issue, "South America in the Twenty-First Century," which includes reporting from Pulitzer Center grantees on Peru, Columbia and Argentina, has won the National Magazine Award in the single topic issue category.
Included in the issue:
• Phillip Robertson's "The Octopus in the Cathedral of Salt," an article stemming from his investigation of paramilitary power in Columbia
In May 2008, the Pulitzer Center partnered with Helium to continue its second round of the Global Issues/Citizen Voices Writing Contest. Find the winning essays here.
The Bay Area Video Coalition, a non-proft media training institute, has selected the Pulitzer Center to take part in its annual Producers Institute for New Media Technologies, from May 29-June 8.
The Institute involves a ten-day residency at the BAVC facility in San Francisco, where eight teams of non-commercial media producers will learn how to create film, video and audio content through a variety of formats, including video game and cell phone applications.
The Nieman Reports' Spring Issue features the Pulitzer Center in its exploration of today's most influential investigative reporting initiatives.
See what Gilbert Cranberg has to say about our organization and other nonprofit models in "New Sources of Funding, New Sources of Reporting."