Please join the Pulitzer Center and the Washington Teachers Union (WTU) September 8-9, 2021 from 5:30-6:30 pm EDT for a series of webinars for educators that will connect participants with award-winning journalists for an exploration of how students can apply journalism skills to tell underreported stories from their communities. The sessions will also explore how journalism skills can support students' social-emotional learning.
- Visual storytelling with photojournalist Allison Shelley (September 8)
- Interview skills with Politico reporter Brittany Gibson (September 9)
Click here to register for one or both of these sessions.
This session is open to all educators, but will primarily focus on strategies for grades 3-12. Participants will receive a certificate for one professional learning unit at the conclusion of each session. The full series is funded in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Allison Shelley is an independent documentary photographer primarily focused on social justice issues as they relate to women worldwide. Her work has been honored and exhibited internationally and is regularly featured in publications like National Geographic, The New York Times and The Guardian. She has photographed in nearly 40 countries, including Haiti, where she was based for over a year following the 2010 earthquake, and is the focal point for several of her long-term projects. Allison is co-founder and co-director of the 300-member non-profit, Women Photojournalists of Washington (WPOW) and has worked as director of photography for Education Week newspaper and staff photographer for The Washington Times. She is an eight-time Pulitzer Center grantee, and a fellow of the International Women's Media Foundation and the International Reporting Project.
Brittany Gibson is a British-American journalist, who is currently a fellow at Politico. Previously, she was a Writing Fellow at The American Prospect magazine in Washington, DC. She graduated with B.A. degrees in Journalism and Media Studies and Art History and a minor in French language from Rutgers University. She has also studied at the Université de Paris 8-Vincennes Saint Denis and John Cabot University in Rome. She previously interned with the New York Daily News and CNN International in London. Her work covers varying subjects and beats, but all her stories originate from an innate sense of curiosity about how the world works and a desire to share people's stories.