Campus Consortium member

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

The Pulitzer Center’s connections with Southern Illinois University Carbondale are deep: Bill Freivogel, on our original Advisory Council, is the former director of SIUC’s Department of Journalism and a long-time friend and colleague of Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer from their days at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. SIUC was one of the founding charter members of the Pulitzer Center Consortium when it formally launched in January 2009. SIUC began as Illinois’ second teachers college in 1869 with a dozen academic departments and an inaugural class of 143. It now ranks among Illinois’ most comprehensive public universities.

SIUC’s School of Journalism is housed in the College of Mass Communication & Media Arts. Kavita Karan is the School's interim director. WSIU Public Broadcasting operates Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) television stations and National Public Radio (NPR) radio stations.

The annual Big Muddy Film Festival is an international event with competition screenings, documentary and narrative feature screenings, panel discussions and guest presentations of independent, non-traditional films. The School of Journalism is one of only five accredited journalism programs in Illinois, with an excellent traditional print newspaper, the Daily Egyptian, which as the school's website notes "serves as the flagship for a curriculum that goes way beyond chemicals on dead trees.”

Connected with the school is the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, which hosts numerous nationally renowned speakers and panelists on issues such as war, politics and the impact of digital media.

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Campus Consortium Reporting Fellowships Announced!

Students at Campus Consortium member schools were eligible to apply for reporting fellowships of up to $2,000 each and the opportunity to work with the Pulitzer Center staff on an international reporting project. Listed below are the inaugural winners for 2009 and previews of their projects.

Sara Peach, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill: Travel to Copenhagen and report on the United Nations Climate Change Conference with a focus on youth participation generally and the International Youth Delegation specifically.

Jason Motlagh at SIU Carbondale 2/16

Jason will share his experiences in reporting international conflicts. He will give lectures to students interested in international journalism/affairs with fresh information on global issues such as conflicts and the current social and political situations in countries he has covered.

South America: Untold Stories

South America Discussion Series

October/November 2007

Presented by: Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting / Virginia Quarterly Review

South America : Untold Stories

Journalists Bring their Stories Home

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November 5 : Washington University in St. Louis

In partnership with Sigma Iota Rho, Washington University's International Studies Honorary Society, International & Area Studies and Latin American Studies

Oct/Nov South America Discussion Series

South America Discussion Series
October/November 2007

Presented by: Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting / Virginia Quarterly Review

South America : Untold Stories

Journalists Bring their Stories Home

Peru's Petroleum Play

Soybean Wars

Argentina's "Ghost Train"

November 5 : Washington University in St. Louis

In partnership with Sigma Iota Rho, Washington University's International Studies Honorary Society, International & Area Studies and Latin American Studies