General news updates from the Pulitzer Center.
Thanks to all who have participated in our third round Global Issues/Citizen Voices writing contest. Your thoughts have stimulated some great discussion — enter round four to continue the engagement of these international issues!
Round three winners:
Afghanistan and Bolivia: Eric Lannak
Democratic Republic of Congo: Julia Bodeeb White
East Africa: Don K. Potochny (pen name Keith Bailey)
Jamaica: Glynnis Hayward
Pulitzer Center Director of Development Ann Peters and Christie Aschwanden, independent journalist and Pulitzer Center grantee, will serve as panelists at the American Health Journalists Association's upcoming annual conference. Ann and Christie will join others from the field in the session titled "Bringing home the globe: Pitching and covering international health stories" as they address the process of discovering and reporting global health news that connects back to local communities.
The global information network OneWorld highlights the Pulitzer Center as its featured partner beginning Feb. 1. OneWorld is an organization striving to increase global connections by providing access to news articles, videos and radio clips.
Click here to learn more about our collaborative work with OneWorld.
Open Culture, a blog that explores cultural and educational media, recently featured the Pulitzer Center as number seven on its list of 10 "intellectually redeemable" video channels on YouTube. YouTube channels such as BBC Worldwide, UC Berkeley and The Nobel Prize also made Open Culture's list.
Dan Colman, the lead editor of Open Culture and the Director & Associate Dean of Stanford's Continuing Studies Program, posted on Jan. 30:
Carol Guensburg published a large report on nonprofit journalism in the December/January 2008 issue of American Journalism Review. In one of the take-out sections, she featured the Pulitzer Center:
"Funding for Foreign Forays," by Carol Guensburg. American Journalism Review, December/January 2008.
Carol Guensburg interviews Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer about the challenges and promises of heading an organization working to expand foreign affairs coverage in U.S. media.
David Enders and Rick Rowley spent a month and a half this summer criss-crossing Iraq, embedded with the different militias that now control the country. They will be screening video from the refugee camps on the outskirts of Baghdad, Central Iraq with America's new Sunni militia allies, Basra with the embattled Governor and his Islamic Virtue Party militia, Najaf with the US-allied Badr militia, and Sadr City with the Mahdi Army.
Pulitzer Center Associate Director Nathalie Applewhite presented at "Digital Media: New Ways to Do Journalism," the third annual International Conference of Journalists in Guadalajara, Mexico November 30 to December 2, 2007. The conference was a joint effort between the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and the University of Guadalajara, Mexico.
October has been a good month at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting: The non-profit grant foundation saw reporters it sent to China and Iraq publish extensive reporting projects that gained attention across the United States. It also won an honourable mention from the Knight-Batten Awards for Innovation in Journalism.
OneWorld, an online civil society portal, highlighted the Pulitzer Center's reporting initiative on Liberian youth.
OneWorld highlighted the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting India project on September 27, 2007 in the Today's Newssection of its website. The mention reads, "Freelance journalist Jason Motlagh unearths the India beyond Bollywood and the info-tech boom. Keep up with his blogs and photo reports on the country's rural poor, who are dealing with flooding and a four-decade-long guerrilla insurgency."