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Jon Sawyer on the Pulitzer Center's mission

Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer at the Global Health Council's annual media awards. Sawyer discusses the multi-media aspects of the Pulitzer Center's work with the council's Director of Publications and New Media Annmarie Christensen.

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Jon Sawyer, the Pulitzer Center

With the flood of terrific posts to Untold Stories from Pulitzer-backed journalists working in Georgia, Russia, Yemen, Iraq, Vietnam, Guatemala and more, we've also had a flurry of queries about who we are, how we came about, and the mission the Pulitzer Center seeks to serve.

As luck would have it, thanks to our friends at the Global Health Council, we've just acquired a copy of the video above, from a presentation on the Pulitzer Center that I gave to the council's annual media awards luncheon earlier this summer with Annmarie Christensen, the council's director of publications and new media. The presentation is on the Pulitzer Center's YouTube channel, along with dozens of other great Pulitzer videos from around the world, but you can also play it here.

Thanks for your interest -- and for supporting the Pulitzer Center's work!

Jon Sawyer, Pulitzer Center Executive Director

Round four: Meet the winners

The fourth round of the Pulitzer Center-Helium Global Issues/Citizen Voices contest was a study in contrast. Two of the four essay questions engaged issues that have lingered in the national spotlight for the past year: the 2008 presidential election and Iran. The other two pressed readers to consider lesser known conflicts in the jungles of Ecuador and in the Caucasus mountain region of Eurasia. All the issues - the overexposed and underexposed - received a diversity of responses ...