News and announcements from the Pulitzer Center

Broken news -- and the non-profit response

Jon Sawyer, Pulitzer Center

Buyouts, layoffs, the shuttering of foreign bureaus and a relentless reduction in dollars committed to news – it's as if every editor or publisher in America has simultaneously decided to dispense with quaint notions of journalism as a public trust or what used to be regarded as the essential watchdog function of journalism in making democratic self-government work.

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.

Jason Motlagh at SIU Carbondale 2/16

Jason will share his experiences in reporting international conflicts. He will give lectures to students interested in international journalism/affairs with fresh information on global issues such as conflicts and the current social and political situations in countries he has covered.

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.