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Pulitzer Center Update September 2, 2008

Anthony Shadid appointed to Advisory Council


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.

"In a time of dwindling budgets, staff cuts and shrinking ambitions of what we can report overseas, the Pulitzer Center's mission becomes ever more important," he said. "The center is charting a course – one that's viable and sustainable, from Iraq and Yemen to Vietnam and Thailand – for doing foreign correspondence well into the future. It's exciting to play a role, however small, in seeing that project unfold."