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Pulitzer Center Update October 12, 2012

#WhatIWrite: National Day of Writing


Update: Thank you to everyone who sent in your #WhatIWrites. See the photo mash-up and a slideshow of selected images above, and click here to view the #WhatIWrite Facebook album. The Pulitzer Center staff's #WhatIWrites were also featured on the New York Times Learning Network blog. Let us know what you think of the stories you read because of #WhatIWrite and be sure to celebrate the National Day on Writing with us next year!

Help us celebrate international journalism on October 19th and 20th for the National Day of Writing!

We are joining The New York Times Learning Network and the National Writing Project in the #WhatIWrite Tweet-up to call attention to the kind of writing we love most: international journalism.

Students, journalists, Pulitzer Center alumni, and, well, everybody: Join the Pulitzer Center staff by following the directions below. After the day, we'll post a mash-up of the photos and Tweets here on, Twitter and Tumblr.

The Instructions:
Below is a link to download a blank Word document with the hashtag and our logo.
- Download the .doc and print it out.
- Write your "WhatIWrite" in the blank space. It could be a link to a favorite story you've written,* a haiku, the genre you write in, the topics you cover, "Untold Stories" or "international news."
- Take a photo of yourself (or have a friend take it) holding your #WhatIWrite
- Send it to [email protected] with the subject line #WhatIWrite OR Tweet it with #WhatIWrite and CC @PulitzerCenter.
- Check back the week after National Day of Writing to see the photo mash-up.

Have other ideas? Feel free to send them in too!

Until then, happy writing!

The Pulitzer Center Education Team

*Pulitzer Center journalists, if you need a customized short-link for your story, email [email protected].