Published December 27, 2010
In 2010 the Pulitzer Center partnered with YouTube on Project: Report, a contest for aspiring reporters, with support from Sony Intel. The five grand-prize winners received travel grants to report on an under-reported international story. They have begun work on their projects, which will be featured on the Pulitzer Center's website and YouTube channel.
Samantha Danis impressed us last spring with her moving piece on the challenges facing the deaf community in Maine. Now she is traveling to Belize to report on maternal mortality and how the country is dealing with the challenge.
Alex Rozier profiled a Missouri man dedicated to providing personal energy transportation devices (PETs) to the disabled poor overseas. Now he covers the other side of the story in Guatemala, where the devices have revolutionized the lives of the immobile.
Elan Gepner showed us how community programs are helping students combat violence. He now travels to Brazil to explore how non-governmental organizations there are finding creative ways to empower the country's impoverished youth.