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Pulitzer Center Update March 9, 2010

Pulitzer Center joins News Literacy Project

Pulitzer Center

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting has joined the News Literacy Project as the 14th news organization to enroll in the national effort to help middle school and high school students become more frequent consumers and creators of credible information.

The News Literacy Project brings seasoned journalists into middle schools and high schools to give students the critical thinking skills necessary to sort fact from fiction in the digital age. It aspires to give young people the tools to become better students today and better-informed citizens tomorrow.

The Pulitzer Center will inform its participating journalists about the opportunity to volunteer with the News Literacy Project. The project, in turn, is introducing the Global Gateway, the Center's educational program, to its schools. This program provides the opportunity for students to engage with Center-supported reporting and journalists, both online and through school visits, and to report on the local implications of the global issues introduced.

"The Pulitzer Center is committed to producing quality journalism and fostering an appetite for global reporting among the next generation," said Jon Sawyer, the Center's executive director. "We are pleased to support the News Literacy Project's work to help students become more informed consumers of media."

"The News Literacy Project is committed to introducing students to quality journalism that will help inform them about the world around them," said Alan Miller, the project's founder and executive director. "We are proud to partner with the Pulitzer Center and to promote the enterprising, topical and compelling international reporting that it produces."