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Pulitzer Center Update October 25, 2018

Watch: 2018 Pulitzer Center Student Fellows Weekend

2018 Student Fellows Weekend.
2018 Student Fellows Weekend.

Watch the recorded video of the 2018 Pulitzer Center student fellow reporting project presentations:

Presentations and panels from the Student Fellow Washington Weekend on October 26 and 27, 2018, were livestreamed on the Pulitzer Center's Youtube channel. Student fellow presentations are 10 minutes each, followed by 15-minute Q&A session.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Student Fellows Round 1 – Climate Change and the Environment

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1:30pm - 2:45pm ET

Student Fellows Round 2 – Global Health

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2:45pm - 3:50pm ET

  • Alexis Smith (City Colleges of Chicago): Recovering on Wheels After Hurricane Maria
  • Flaviana Sandoval (Boston University): The Waiting List: Organ Transplants in Venezuela
  • Amanda Gordon (Westchester Community College): Brazil's Learning Curve: An Approach to Treating Autism
  • Merdie Nzanga (Howard University): Healing Rituals for Female Genital Cutting in Kenya
  • Julie de Meulemeester (McGill University Global Health Programs): Food Insecurity in Northern Canada 

Student Fellows Round 3 – Peace and Conflict

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4:00pm - 5:15pm ET

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Panel: Covering Sensitive Issues and Coping with Trauma

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9:00am - 10:30am ET

Moderator: Hana Carey, Pulitzer Center Campus Consortium Coordinator


  • James Whitlow Delano, photojournalist
  • Meghan Dhaliwal, photojournalist
  • Bill Gentile, Backpack Journalism Project director; American University film and media studies professor
  • Jaime Joyce, TIME for Kids executive editor
  • Melissa Noel, multimedia journalist
  • Nahal Toosi, Politico foreign affairs correspondent

Panel: On Pitching

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10:45am — 12:15pm ET

Moderator: Katherine Doyle, Pulitzer Center Associate Editor


  • Nick Baumann, Huffington Post Senior Enterprise Editor
  • Dayna Myers, Global Health NOW news writer/editor
  • Dan Ephron, Foreign Policy Executive Editor for News
  • Yolanda Lopez, Voice of America Director of News Center
  • Stacey Samuel, NPR Supervising Editor
  • Marc Silver, Goats & Soda NPR Editor
  • Erik Vance, science writer & reporter

Student Fellows Round 4 – Human Rights

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1:00pm - 2:15pm ET

Student Fellows Round 5 – The Refugee Experience

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2:15pm - 3:10pm ET

Student Fellows Round 6 – Cultural Identity

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3:20pm - 4:25pm ET

Student Fellows Round 7 – Migrants Across the Globe

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4:25pm - 5:30pm ET