The Atlas of Pentecostalism project is an expanding record of the fastest growing religion in the world.
Private tiger ownership in the United States is surprisingly commonplace, and the issue has recently garnered national political attention.
With its fast-growing immigrant population, Louisiana is a prime example of a state trying to keep pace with increasing language access demands.
Images of the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in southern California’s Mojave Desert.
College students are prepared to follow instructions, Professor Dan Melzer says, but they struggle when an assignment asks them to think for themselves.
The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is the largest solar thermal plant in the world, and quickly became embroiled in controversy.
Despite a nearly 150-year history of national parks and wilderness preservation, the topic of wilderness remains deeply divisive.
Bleak images from what is left of the Drakes Bay Oyster Company, a year after its operations closed.
San Francisco locals describe the experience of eating oysters.
Recent debates over academic freedom are threatening Confucius Institutes’ relationships with their U.S. universities.
Photographs document the struggles—and healing—of indigenous Canadians battling the legacy of the Indian Residential School system.
Alberta's Fort Chipewyan is experiencing an unusual incidence of a rare form of cancer. Its fish are showing up with odd deformities. Could these incidents be caused by the tar sands mines upstream?
Thanks to all who have participated in Round 7 of our Global Issues/Citizen Voices writing contest. Your thoughts have further engaged readers on pressing international issues. Stay tuned for our next round of essay titles to write on!
In November 2008, The Pulitzer Center partnered with Helium to produce its fifth round of the Global Issues/Citizen Voices Writing contest, challenging contestents to write on the most pressing international issues of the day. 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.
Executive director Jon Sawyer and associate director Nathalie Applewhite provide a brief introduction to the Center's mission and approach as a non-profit journalism organization dedicated to supporting coverage of critical international issues.
Jon and Nathalie stress why the Pulitzer Center encourages participation in Project: Report, a contest the Center just launched in partnership with YouTube and Sony/Intel for aspiring journalists to tell the stories in their communities that would otherwise go untold.
By Mark Rosen-Molina, PBS MediaShift
Whenever news breaks, the first people on the ground, before reporters arrive, are ordinary folks with cameras. Citizen journalists have played an important role in getting us the first glimpses of developing news, from the London transit bombings to the Southeast Asian tsunami to the Virginia Tech massacre. With the advent of YouTube as a hub for video-sharing, there's finally a venue outside the mainstream media where amateur journalists can distribute their videos to a wide audience.
Anthony Shadid, a journalist for The Washington Post, is one of six Advisory Council members for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Shadid won the Pulitzer Prize for his covergage of the Iraq War. He is author of Night Draws Near: Iraq's People in the Shadow of America's War.
Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer at the Global Health Council's annual media awards. Sawyer discusses the multi-media aspects of the Pulitzer Center's work with the council's Director of Publications and New Media Annmarie Christensen.
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.