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Jason Motlagh interviewed by Kent State online newspaper

Jason Motlagh has only been out of college for six years, but he has already made a successful career for himself as a freelance journalist.

After graduating from college in 2004, he got a job as a fisherman on a commercial fishing boat in Alaska.

“I was looking forward to doing something more concrete after being in college and doing a lot of abstract stuff,” Motlagh said.

Gallagher's "China's Growing Sands" Selected as Finalist by the Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism

The 2nd Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism 2010 will be the premiere for the »Lumix Multimedia Award« including prize money of 5,000 euros for the best journalistic multimedia production.

170 photographers from 41 countries have applied for this award which will be given in addition to the FreeLens Award. The chance to create another narrative layer beyond the photographs seems to be used by more and more photographers.

Columbia Missourian Features Article on Project: Report Semi-Finalist

Lindsey Ross

Missourian

Amanda McDaniel is an 18-year-old Christian Fellowship School senior and cheerleader with bone cancer. Alex Rozier is a 20-year-old MU broadcast student who was inspired by her story and shared it with the world.

Rozier is one of 10 semifinalists in an international video journalism competition for a three-minute video titled "The Story of Amanda McDaniel." He beat 138 others for the spot.

YouTube Project: Report! Share YOUR Story

Project: Report 2010, a partnership between YouTube and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, made possible by Sony and Intel, is an opportunity for aspiring journalists to get the word out about undertold stories in their communities. There's still time to submit before the deadline on Sunday, 2/28!

ROUND 1 ASSIGNMENT:

In a three-minute video, document a single day in the life of a compelling person the world should meet and showcase how that person is making a positive impact in his or her community.

"House Call in Hell" cited in Baptist Press article

By Baptist Press Staff

A Baptist Press article describing prison conditions in Haiti highlights Pulitzer Center reporting on Haiti's National Penitentiary by Antigone Barton and Steve Sapienza:

The men, by contrast, are imprisoned in Haiti's notorious National Penitentiary, a facility located just a few blocks from the country's National Palace in central Port-au-Prince that was known for squalid conditions before it was largely destroyed by the Jan. 12 quake.

Pulitzer Center Journalists Discuss Their Work at Film Fest

Mark Stanley, Pulitzer Center

On Monday evening, Pulitzer Center-sponsored journalists showed their short documentaries at the Human Rights Film Festival at Georgetown Law Center. Afterward, the journalists discussed their work and took questions from the audience.

Carmen Russell, who worked on a report about Haiti's slave children, also known as Restaveks, said the following in reference to his film: