Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan appointed retired Judge Christian L. Reismeier to the civilian job last week.
Auctioneers have an up-close view of the pain behind the dairy crisis. They see no sign of better times to come.
The release of John Walker Lindh, captured during the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, is highlighting questions about his reintegration into society.
U.S. President Donald Trump is threatening to criminalize migrants trying to cross into the United States, yet they keep coming.
Family farms are at the mercy of trade wars, economies of scale and a complex pricing system.
Migrants seeking asylum can spend many months in detention and years of court hearings before they get U.S. authorities to grant asylum.
The Great Depression exacerbated conditions for farmers in Wisconsin, causing dairy prices to soar and leading to a period of social unrest that led to the death of one farmer.
Native American students have historically been an underserved group. Now a group of educators and community members are working to help change the trajectory of the Lakota-Sioux youth in Mission, SD.
Nonprofits in a handful of states provide transportation to help children visit their imprisoned parents. Now New York may revive a state-funded free busing program.
Residents continue to deal with storm's destructive aftermath, and one essential, housing, remains in short supply.
The development could further delay the case against five men accused of directing, training or assisting the hijackers who killed nearly 3,000 people.
Rear Adm. John C. Ring has been let go because of a "loss of confidence in his ability" to lead, the United States Southern Command said Sunday in a statement.
Project: Report 2010, a partnership between YouTube and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, made possible by Sony and Intel, is an opportunity for aspiring journalists to get the word out about undertold stories in their communities. There's still time to submit before the deadline on Sunday, 2/28!
ROUND 1 ASSIGNMENT:
In a three-minute video, document a single day in the life of a compelling person the world should meet and showcase how that person is making a positive impact in his or her community.
This morning, David Westphal and Geoffrey Cowan gave a press briefing at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to discuss their report "Public Policy and Funding the News." Westphal is executive in residence at the USC Annenberg School for Journalism and former Washington editor for McClatchy. Cowan is dean emeritus at Annenberg.
Mark Stanley, for the Pulitzer Center
While the idea of paying for high quality journalism content, as audiences have traditionally done with print newspapers, is intuitive to some, others have had mixed reactions to the Times' announcement.
Mark Stanley, Pulitzer Center
Since January 2006, when the Pulitzer Center was founded, we have sponsored over 100 in-depth international reporting projects on critical issues that would have otherwise gone uncovered in the US media.
Tatum Taylor, Pulitzer Center
The Pulitzer Center was in Atlanta last week for the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Annual Conference, with more than 3,000 educators who had gathered to share the latest research and ideas in social studies education and to acknowledge the role of social studies in shaping students' global awareness.
Nathalie Applewhite, Pulitzer Center
Last weekend, my colleague Ann Peters and I attended the Progressive Education Network's national conference in Washington DC. We were there to present the Pulitzer Gateway, online resources the Pulitzer Center has created for teachers and students.
Loretta Tofani was awarded $2,000 by a five judge panel at the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting for her "American Imports, Chinese Deaths" reporting project. Formerly called the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) Award, the honor was renamed this year after Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter murdered in 2002 by Pakistani militants. Two teams of journalists were awarded $10,000 each and the title of the 2008 Daniel Pearl Award.
The 2009 World Affairs Fellows have been selected, and Philip Brasher has been named the 2009 Pulitzer Center World Affairs Journalism Fellow (WAJF). Brasher, who works for the daily Des Moines Register, plans to investigate the success of biotechnology in boosting food production in Kenya and South Africa.
The International Center for Journalists each year selects a handful of American journalists to report from abroad on stories of particular importance to their local communities.
Chris Riha, Pulitzer Center
In July 2009, the Pulitzer Center again partnered with Helium to produce round seven of the Global Issues/Citizen Voices Writing Contests. Contestents chose from writing prompts and crafted essays regarding the most pressing international issues of the day.
Top round seven winners based their essays on the following question:
With mounting violence, a surge in Taliban support and growing numbers of displaced persons making front-page news in Pakistan, are we getting an accurate picture of realities on the ground?
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting joins in the June 29 launch of Reporters' Center, the latest venture from YouTube's News and Politics Channel. The channel serves to bridge the gap between citizens and traditional news outlets.
"For the first time on YouTube, veteran journalists are making themselves openly available to aspiring reporters around the world who want to report on the news and events happening around them," said Steve Grove, head of news and politics at YouTube.