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Broken News: What went wrong and how to make it right

The following is an excerpt of "Broken News: What went wrong, and how to make it right" an address delivered by Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer to Davidson College, February 2, 2009.

I was at a conference last Friday in New York where we talked, no surprise, about the search for new models that would make it possible to sustain independent, high-quality journalism.

Journalists Reach Out to LC on ‘Water Wars’ & Media Coverage

By Lauren Preston

Originally published in The Pioneer Log
One billion people do not have access to clean water. 4,000 children die from diarrhea each day. Water-borne diseases kill more people in East Africa than AIDS. These were only a few of the myriad of statistics thrown out into the audience last Thursday night.

Blood, Sweat and Tea: Death Amongst India's Tea-Workers

The following is an unpublished Op-Ed article written by Sarah Ryan, as part of a Global Gateway: Georgetown project to raise awareness and develop outreach strategies for global issues.

Tea. One of the simplest drinks to make. All you need is a tea bag, hot water and some sugar. It takes a lot more effort to make the tea however, than to enjoy it. An effort which for some people means life or death.

Pulitzer Center participates in Media Re:Public Forum at USC

Media Re:public
Participatory Media – Surveying the Field in 2008
March 27-28, 2008

Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer is participating in the March 27-29 Media Re:Public forum hosted by the USC Annenberg School for Communication. Journalists, researchers and executives will gather at the forum to assess the evolving role of participatory media and discuss future possibilities for collaboration between traditional and new information channels.