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Pulitzer Center Update February 28, 2024

Virtual Journalist Visit Opportunities for Women's History Month 2024

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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

We are highlighting women grantees' incredible work across various issues: Climate & Earth, Global Health, Peace & Conflict, Human Rights, and Information & Artificial Intelligence. They can discuss how their own identities inform their work.

  • Hilke Schellmann, a  journalism professor at New York University and a freelance reporter holding artificial intelligence accountable. She is writing a book on artificial intelligence and has reported on whether AI hiring tools are racist and ableist.
  • Florence Goupil, a French-Peruvian photographer who reported on deforestation and cultural survival in the Peruvian Amazon.
  • Lam Thuy Vo, a journalist and educator who marries data analysis with on-the-ground reporting to examine how systems and policies affect individuals. She has reported on the relationships that everyday citizens have with law enforcement and how technology platforms amplify some messaging over others, thus changing how we police, govern, and interact with one another in neighborhoods across the U.S.
  • Lydia Emmanouilidou, an independent multimedia reporter based in Athens, Greece, and Boston, Massachusetts who investigated surveillance at the U.S.-Mexico Border.
  • Karen ShakerdgeNsikan Akpan, and Christopher Werth, journalists who reported on systemic problems in the U.S. healthcare system that allows negligent doctors to hop from state to state.
  • 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. 
  • Irene Vázquez, a journalist who reported on Black and Indigenous histories in Louisiana and ties to climate crises.
  • 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. 
  • Aryn Baker, a senior international climate and environment correspondent at TIME who reported on the impacts of extreme heat on our mental health.

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!