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Global Issues/Citizen Voices Round 3 Winners

Thanks to all who have participated in our third round Global Issues/Citizen Voices writing contest. Your thoughts have stimulated some great discussion — enter round four to continue the engagement of these international issues!

Round three winners:

Afghanistan and Bolivia: Eric Lannak

Democratic Republic of Congo: Julia Bodeeb White

East Africa: Don K. Potochny (pen name Keith Bailey)

Jamaica: Glynnis Hayward

Round One: Winning Essays

In March 2008, The Pulitzer Center partnered with Helium to launch its first round of the Global Issues/Citizen Voices Contest. Find the winning essays here.

News Points: Georgetown Global Gateway — A Student’s Experience

Katie Suter, Georgetown University Class of 2011, Special to the Pulitzer Center

When entering our Justice and Peace Studies class this past January, many of my classmates were excited about the prospect of learning various human rights and social justice theories. However, more than simply teaching us about the academic prospects associated with nonprofit work, Professor Rachel Stohl wanted us to get a hands-on approach to the field of Justice and Peace, starting with participating in the Pulitzer Center's Global Gateway initiative.

Open Culture features Pulitzer Center as "sign of intelligent life at YouTube"

Open Culture, a blog that explores cultural and educational media, recently featured the Pulitzer Center as number seven on its list of 10 "intellectually redeemable" video channels on YouTube. YouTube channels such as BBC Worldwide, UC Berkeley and The Nobel Prize also made Open Culture's list.

Dan Colman, the lead editor of Open Culture and the Director & Associate Dean of Stanford's Continuing Studies Program, posted on Jan. 30:

American Journalism Review features Pulitzer Center

Carol Guensburg published a large report on nonprofit journalism in the December/January 2008 issue of American Journalism Review. In one of the take-out sections, she featured the Pulitzer Center:

"Funding for Foreign Forays," by Carol Guensburg. American Journalism Review, December/January 2008.

Carol Guensburg interviews Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer about the challenges and promises of heading an organization working to expand foreign affairs coverage in U.S. media.

Loretta Tofani interviews with the Washington Observer

Editor in Chief Lily Chen interviews Pulitzer Center grant-recipient Loretta Tofani about her "American Imports, Chinese Deaths" series. January 9, 2008, the Washington Observer (Mandarin Chinese), a World Security Institute publication. Lily interviews Loretta Tofani, an American journalist, about her call for people's attention to Chinese workers' benefits and rights.

Note: This article is in Mandarin Chinese.

Global Gateway highlighted by OneWorld.net

OneWorld highlighted the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Global Gateway initiative on September 20, 2007 in the Today's News section of its website. The mention reads, "U.S. middle school, high school, and university students are getting to interact with journalists covering underreported issues around the world."

To view this highlight on the OneWorld website, click here to visit Today's News and scroll down to September 20, 2007.

Pulitzer Center Internship Spring Semester 2008 - APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSED

APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSED - Information regarding our summer internship program and application process should be available in early 2008. Check back then for more details.

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting seeks an intern for the spring semester, preferably starting January 3, 2008. We are especially interested in web-savvy applicants eager to get the word out about our international reporting projects. The internship pays $1,000 per month.