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Broken News: What went wrong and how to make it right

The following is an excerpt of "Broken News: What went wrong, and how to make it right" an address delivered by Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer to Davidson College, February 2, 2009.

I was at a conference last Friday in New York where we talked, no surprise, about the search for new models that would make it possible to sustain independent, high-quality journalism.

Welcome, GlobalPost!

Alex Amend, Pulitzer Center

GlobalPost.com, a new for-profit and online journalism outlet, launched last week with a bold mission: Reestablishing traditional international journalism values in the digital age. The Pulitzer Center is pleased that original reporting from its own journalist grantees will be featured on GlobalPost.

Round six: Winning essay

In January 2009, the Pulitzer Center again partnered with Helium to produce the sixth round of the Global Issues/Citizen Voices writing contest. The Pulitzer Center provided writing prompts, challenging contestants to craft essays on pressing international issues of the day.

Top winner Anita Lahiri answered the following question:

Where will the greatest points of conflict arise in India's foreseeable future and how should India act to resolve these conflicts?

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