Pulitzer Center Update May 14, 2010
Photo District News interviews Nathalie Applewhite about the role of photography and photojournalists at the Pulitzer Center
Managing Director Nathalie Applewhite describes the role photography plays in the work The Pulitzer Center supports.
Excerpt below from Conor Risch:
"In the May print issue of PDN we reported on the opportunities non-profit journalism organizations are currently providing for photographers. (Subscribers can log in to read "Picturing Non-Profit Journalism.") Nathalie Applewhite, the managing director of The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, which was founded in 2006, spoke to us for the article in March. The Pulitzer Center was the subject of controversy in April when a writer/photographer who received funding from the Center for a story on child sacrifice in Uganda was accused of paying a source for photos. The Center's director expressed regret for the incident, but renewed the Center's commitment to covering this and other untold stories: http://bit.ly/cFKcZK
Below is our full interview with Applewhite, in which she describes the role photography plays in the work The Pulitzer Center supports, how photojournalists can strengthen their applications for funding, and how the organization expects its grantees to help reach an audience well beyond readers of a single media outlet."