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General news updates from the Pulitzer Center.

This Week in Review: Kenya and Kyrgyzstan

A summary of this week's under-reported news stories from across the globe.

Kenya: Sanitation in the Slums

Kyrgyzstan: After the Coup

What Net Neutrality Means for Journalists

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Pulitzer Center Reporting Part of Theater Production on Water

A recent theatrical production brought a Pulitzer Center-sponsored article from the pages of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer to the stage in New York City as a part of Jane Catherine Shaw's Thirst: Memory of Water. Drawing on sources ranging from Leonardo's Treatise on Water to first person accounts, the show brought together disparate voices to address the practical and spiritual aspects of one of life's essentials—water.

News Platform Seeks to Add “Value Above the Social Layer”

Allan Hoving, Special to the Pulitzer Center

Allan is the creator of The Frequency. Views expressed in this guest post are not those of the Pulitzer Center.

This month, Pulitzer Center content is featured on The Frequency. Launched at the end of March, the site was created as my current Master's Project in interactive communications at Quinnipiac University. But I have been working on making it a reality for more than a dozen years.

Chicago Reader highlights Pulitzer Center and Kachingle

Michael Miner

Chicago Reader

Problem solved. Crisis averted. Revenue has finally begun to flow to Internet news sites directly from the heretofore freeloading public. Those of us who feared this day would never come can drink a glass of warm milk and get some sleep.

Pulitzer Center featured on The Frequency

The Pulitzer Center is being featured on The Frequency, an interactive "web show" that allows the audience to contribute original multimedia content on a single hot topic in the news.

During the week of April 5-9, 2010, The Frequency is featuring the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting's work on Sudan.

Pulitzer Center featured on The Frequency

The Pulitzer Center is being featured on The Frequency, an interactive "web show" that allows the audience to contribute original multimedia content on a single hot topic in the news.

During the week of April 5-9, 2010, The Frequency is featuring the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting's work on Sudan.

Request for proposals: Sudan in transition (CLOSED: 05/20/10)

The Pulitzer Center is seeking proposals for reporting projects that explore under-reported issues in Sudan as that country heads toward a scheduled referendum next January on independence for southern Sudan. The Center has already initiated work in this area with PBS NewsHour but we are seeking additional proposals, especially from print reporters experienced in the region. Interested journalists should contact the Pulitzer Center immediately, at info@pulitzercenter.org.

Fragile States, Fragile Media, Jon Sawyer and Fred de Sam Lazaro, 3/30

WorldBoston and the Stanley Foundation present:
Fragile States, Fragile Media
Failed and failing states threaten their own people and the world beyond, but with journalism in profound transition reporting on them is more challenging than ever. Two leading journalists discuss how to get these stories told.

Tuesday, March 30
5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Boston University (565 Commonwealth Avenue)
Kenmore Classroom Building, Room 106

Resilience in a Ravaged Nation: Journalists Report on Haiti

Pulitzer Center-supported journalists Lisa Armstrong and Andre Lambertson present portraits of of hope and resilience as Haitian communities rebuild in the wake of catastrophe. Joining them are Fred de Sam Lazaro, director of the Project for Under-Told Stories at Saint John's University and a veteran journalist whose coverage includes developments in Haiti through the years, and Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer.

College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, Rehm Library, March 29, 2010, 7:00 pm