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Broadcasting the World: The New Ecosystem for News Online

On January 12, 2009 in Washington DC, YouTube hosted an event: "Broadcasting the World: The New Ecosystem for News Online." The panel ("Reeling Them In: Building an Audience for News Video") featured: Chris Cillizza, Journalist, The Washington Post, Jim Brady, Executive Editor of WashingtonPost.com, Ann Derry, The New York Times' Editorial Director of Video and Television, Refet Kaplan, Managing Director, Fox News, Lila King, Director of CNN iReport and Jon Sawyer, Execu

Round five: Winning essays

In November 2008, The Pulitzer Center partnered with Helium to produce its fifth round of the Global Issues/Citizen Voices Writing contest, challenging contestents to write on the most pressing international issues of the day. Contestents chose from multiple writing prompts related to international issues and Pulitzer Center reporting projects to sculp their winning essays. Read the winning essays below.

Pulitzer Center urges aspiring journalists to join in mission

Executive director Jon Sawyer and associate director Nathalie Applewhite provide a brief introduction to the Center's mission and approach as a non-profit journalism organization dedicated to supporting coverage of critical international issues.

Jon and Nathalie stress why the Pulitzer Center encourages participation in Project: Report, a contest the Center just launched in partnership with YouTube and Sony/Intel for aspiring journalists to tell the stories in their communities that would otherwise go untold.

Project: Report Featured on PBS MediaShift

By Mark Rosen-Molina, PBS MediaShift

Whenever news breaks, the first people on the ground, before reporters arrive, are ordinary folks with cameras. Citizen journalists have played an important role in getting us the first glimpses of developing news, from the London transit bombings to the Southeast Asian tsunami to the Virginia Tech massacre. With the advent of YouTube as a hub for video-sharing, there's finally a venue outside the mainstream media where amateur journalists can distribute their videos to a wide audience.

Anthony Shadid appointed to Advisory Council

Anthony Shadid, a journalist for The Washington Post, is one of six Advisory Council members for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Shadid won the Pulitzer Prize for his covergage of the Iraq War. He is author of Night Draws Near: Iraq's People in the Shadow of America's War.