The Pentagon is preparing for an extensive—and expensive—modernization of the country’s half-century-old land, air, and sea-based nuclear weapons. But how necessary is the nuclear triad today?
The military commander of America’s nuclear arsenal, Admiral Cecil Haney, says the triad's combination of nuclear arms makes it complicated for a would-be enemy to attack the United States.
Former Clinton era Defense Secretary Bill Perry clashes with Jim Miller who served as Under Secretary of Defense for Policy during the Obama administration. Perry says America does not need the triad.
The former military commander of America’s nuclear forces, Gen. James Cartwright (Ret.) says U.S. intercontinental ballistic missiles should be phased out.
See more behind-the-scenes photos from America’s nuclear stockpile.
One of the most forthright voices in the scientific community speaks her mind on Paris, REDD+, suing Exxon, Obama, SCOTUS, the Pope and our human future.
NPR's Dave Davies interviews grantee Sonia Shah about her latest book, "Pandemic."
Animal impacts are more than just a traffic matter. They can be a matter of species survival.
Where is the balance between economic calculations that save more lives in the long-term and the individual human right to health care in the near?
A profile of archaeologist Anne Jensen, who endeavors to preserve coastal archaeological sites imperiled by surging seas.
Tax-exempt donations are helping to finance West Bank settlements.
Explore a map showing the main benefactors and recipients in the flow of tax-free donations from non-profits in the U.S. to Israel's West Bank settlements
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.
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.
October has been a good month at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting: The non-profit grant foundation saw reporters it sent to China and Iraq publish extensive reporting projects that gained attention across the United States. It also won an honourable mention from the Knight-Batten Awards for Innovation in Journalism.
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.
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.
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On January 23rd, the legendary Polish journalist Ryszard Kapuscinski died. The next day The Boston Globe closed its last three foreign bureaus. Kapuscinski was the inspiration to a generation of foreign correspondents, Poland?s only reporter outside its own borders during the Cold War who, since he couldn?t cover everything, had the latitude to report at length what he found interesting. The Globe, like The Baltimore Sun and other smaller-city papers, was forced to reduce its foreign coverage to save editorial jobs closer to home.
...a bright light in this bleak landscape Grant recipients share their thoughts on the Pulitzer Center:
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is partnering with the International Center For Journalists (ICFJ) to sponsor one of the World Affairs Journalism Fellowships. The Pulitzer Center WAJF Fellow will pursue a project that addresses an under-reported international issue through a combination of print and other media outlets. The designated fellow will receive additional support from the Pulitzer Center staff and the resulting project will be highlighted on the Pulitzer Center's Web site.
The following is an excerpt of an address delivered by Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer to the Southeastern World Affairs Institute, July 30, 2006.
Was there ever a more urgent moment in which to examine the role and relevance of the United Nations? Was it ever more timely to recall first principles, the great traumas that occasioned the UN's creation and to the challenges that have beset it – and its supporters – from the very beginning?