General news updates from the Pulitzer Center.
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.
Jon Sawyer, the Pulitzer Center's founder and executive director presents a lecture titled "Conflict and Context: Reporting from the Caucasus" to the World Affairs Council of Houston on August 26 in Houston, Texas.
"Conflict and Context: Reporting from the Caucasus"
Nathalie Applewhite, the Pulitzer Center's Associate Director, will lead online discussions from August 20 - 26 on HIV prevention as part of a New Tactics in Human Rights internet dialogue. New Tactics is an organization dedicated to innovative approaches to human rights issues. Applewhite is one of seven Featured Resource Practicioners who will lead discussions on innovative ways to engage the topic of HIV/AIDS prevention. The other practicioners include:
Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer at the Global Health Council's annual media awards. Sawyer discusses the multi-media aspects of the Pulitzer Center's work with the council's Director of Publications and New Media Annmarie Christensen.
The National Press Foundation recently awarded the Palm Beach Post's Antigone Barton a fellowship to attend the International AIDS Conference in Mexico City from August 3 to August 8.
Barton, who reported on Heroes of HIV: HIV in the Caribbean for the Pulitzer Center, is among 60 NPF fellows attending the conference and its Journalist to Journalist HIV/AIDS Training session, which will train reporters on the ethical implications and requirements of HIV/AIDS reporting.
Jon Sawyer, the Pulitzer Center's executive director, spoke at the American Freedom Association's Southeastern World Affairs Institute in Black Mountain, N.C. on July 27. Sawyer gave a summary speech of the conference, which focused on US trans-Atlantic relations.
The following is an excerpt from Jon Sawyer's remarks delivered to the Southeastern World Affairs Institute on July 27, 2008. Download the full address by clicking the PDF below.
The June 24 episode of PBS's The News Hour with Jim Lehrer discussed the impact of non-profit journalism groups on the American media.
The program cited the Pulitzer Center as a media center with "an international focus, looking at stories it believes have been underreported, misreported, or not reported at all."
As news executives seek larger audiences, the art of investigative journalism is slowly giving way to more profitable, less controversial content. This trend is certainly a crisis for traditional journalism, but it also marks an opportunity for non-profit news organizations like the Pulitzer Center.
Thanks to dotSUB, a browser based tool enabling subtitling of videos on the web into and from any language, Pulitzer Center now offers many of its short documentaries in multiple languages. Once a video is translated, anyone can then embed the video virtually anywhere on the web, enabling the Pulitzer Center to reach an even wider audience with issues of global importance.
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Jon Sawyer, the Pulitzer Center's executive director, joined a panel of top Washington Correspondents to discuss "The Digital Future of Washington Journalism" at 9:30 a.m. June 19 at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington DC.