In celebration of Women’s History Month, we are featuring several journalists who have reported on relevant topics, and who would love to visit your classroom! Take a look at our featured guest speakers below, and click here to connect your class with a guest speaker. This opportunity is open to classroom and out-of-school time educators, as well as educators working with students in carceral facilities.
Journalist Guest Speakers for Women’s History Month
Journalists can share stories relating to the unique challenges women and girls face around the world, gender equality, and stories of empowerment. Additionally, they can discuss how their own identities inform their work.
- Irina Werning, a multimedia journalist who tells the story of how one 12-year-old girl grew out her long hair while learning from home during the pandemic.
- Arlyssa Becenti, a Diné journalist who covered the historic gains made by Navajo women during the 2022 tribal elections.
- Greta Díaz González Vázquez and Alexa Ura, journalists who reported on volunteer networks in Mexico that are helping people seeking access to safe abortions.
- Elisa Agosto, a journalist who reported on Liberty Cleaners, a nonprofit organization empowering Latinx women working in the cleaning industry to advocate for better working conditions.
- Amie Ferris Rotman, a British-American journalist based in London, whose project "Behind the Story: Far from Home" profiles seven cases of Afghan women now living in Brazil, France, Ireland, Italy, the U.K. and the U.S. Through photographs and personal interviews, these women reflect on what they miss about their old homes, how they feel about their new home, and how they see themselves now.
- Natalia Perez-Gonzalez, a journalist who reports on Afro-Latinx identity, women's health and wellness, and culture.
- Laís Martins, a Brazilian journalist who reported on how Brazilian women from all regions of the country and different societal groups are being affected by the violence that results from the increased circulation of firearms.
- Ricci Shryock, a freelance journalist and photographer who reported on ecofeminism and activism in Senegal.
- Ashley Okwuosa, a Nigerian journalist who focuses on covering stories of gender, maternal health, migration, and education.
- Adriana Rozas Rivera, a journalist who covered menstrual injustice in Puerto Rico.
- Imran Mohammad Fazal Hoque, a journalist, writer, Rohingya refugee, and human rights activist who reported on the lives of Rohingya girls in the United States.
- Natalie Alcoba, an Argentine-Canadian journalist who reported on the feminist movement and the empowerment of domestic workers in Argentina.
- Neha D. Wadekar, a multimedia journalist who specializes in covering women and girls, conflict, and climate change.
- Cheryl Diaz Meyer, a Pulitzer Prize winning independent photographer who reports on women in areas of conflict, including Filipina survivors of sexual violence during WWII.
NOTE: Due to availability, we cannot always guarantee a specific journalist, but we will work with you to suggest several options based on your goals and meeting times.
About the Virtual Journalist Visit Program
The Pulitzer Center offers free virtual journalist visits to K-12 schools worldwide. We have worked with more than a thousand journalists over the years, covering diverse topics and geographic regions, and we will match you with a journalist based on your request. We use many different platforms to connect, including Zoom, Google Meet, and Teams, and we will work with you to identify the best technology for your learners. Virtual journalist visits are a great way to help students:
- Understand how what they're studying affects people's lives
- Learn how research, writing, critical thinking, multimedia, and more skills are used in journalism
- Practice preparing and asking questions of an expert
- Get excited about using the news to learn about the world
- And much more!