Pulitzer Center Update

#WhatIWrite: National Day of Writing

A photo collage of all the great #WhatIWrites from journalists, Pulitzer Center staff and students. Can you find yourself?

Pulitzer Center grantee Eve Conant writes "Fishin' with Fission (Russia & Nuclear)". Check out her reporting (including some funny photos of Russian nuclear sales ads) on Russia's nuclear expansion here http://bit.ly/Russianuclear.

Pulitzer Center student fellow Yasmin Bendaas writes untold stories. Read her stories about facial tattoos in Algeria and view a portrait series here http://bit.ly/Pu9RdV.

Some of the Pulitzer Center staff holding up their #WhatIWrites.

Pulitzer Center grantee Tim Rogers writes stuff about Nicaragua. Check out his stories http://bit.ly/QGq92Q.

Pulitzer Center grantee Jina Moore writes stories from Africa. Check out her work and her Pulitzer Center projects here http://bit.ly/R8CxJm.

Managing Editor Nathalie writes ideas! (... and lots of emails.)

Pulitzer Center grantee journalist Louie Palu writes about war. Check out his reporting on three summers in Kandahar at http://bit.ly/LouieP.

Education Director Mark writes TOO MANY EMAILS.

Grantee Christiane Badgley writes about fortune and fantasy on Africa's oil frontier at pipelinedreams.org. Check out her Pulitzer Center project on oil in Ghana here http://bit.ly/OilAfrica.

Grantee Christie Aschwanden writes about the legacy of war and Agent Orange. Check out her haunting stories http://bit.ly/AgentO.

A class' #WhatIWrites at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Lexington, Kentucky.

A cool #WhatIWrite photograph from a Paul Laurence Dunbar High School student.

Pulitzer Center grantee Simeon Tegel writes about climate change in Latin America. From Mexico's droughts to Ecuador's melting glaciers and beyond, his project focuses on the people and places affected by global warming. http://bit.ly/LAclimate.

Pulitzer Center grantee Tracey Eaton writes about Cuba, including the activists who are under threat, like Las Damas http://bit.ly/R1LaFJ. For his full reporting project, see here http://bit.ly/CubaTE.

Intern Meghan writes and photographs stories about people who deserve to be heard. Check out her Pulitzer Center project on cholera in Haiti at http://bit.ly/HaitiUN.

Pulitzer Center grantee Lauren Bohn writes "Not about the issues, but the PEOPLE swept up in the issues." Heard through Don Hewitt of 60 Minutes. She's been reporting on what a post-revolution Egypt means to its citizens. http://bit.ly/S3INT3.

Multimedia Projects Coordinator and Photojournalist Jake writes sweet nothings (awww!).

Pulitzer Center grantee Dimiter Kernarov writes poems about animals. His dogs love them, no doubt! Dimiter also writes stories about gold mining and other extractive industries. Check it out his stories here http://bit.ly/zHMUdw.

Caroline manages #socialmedia.

Pulitzer Center student fellow Andrew Faust writes health stories. Check out his stories on obesity and fast food in Dubai http://bit.ly/RQ7npH.

Education Coordinator Jen writes (excellent) blog posts.

Director of Development and Outreach Ann writes special notes to family and friends.

Contributing Editor Kem writes books for young readers, stories on children at risk, and lots of to-do lists.

Volunteer Tim writes literature.

Pulitzer Center intern and photographer Uliana writes stories in images.

Join the Pulitzer Center staff in celebrating the National Day on Writing! We're celebrating for two days, October 19th and 20th, with #WhatIWrite. Join us! Follow the instructions below.

The instructions for #WhatIWrite - join us by tweeting your #WhatIWrite on October 19th or 20th.

Some great #WhatIWrites from high school students in Lexington, Kentucky.

Pulitzer Center grantee Joanne Silberner writes about surprising things! One of these surprising story arcs is her Pulitzer Center project on cancer in the developing world. Read, watch and listen here http://bit.ly/yFFCN0.

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 pulitzercenter.org, 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 pulitzercenter@gmail.com 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 cdangelo@pulitzercenter.org.