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News and announcements from the Pulitzer Center

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.

Open Mic Open Arms, Georgetown 11/5

Kwame Dawes spent months in Jamaica and was inspired by the lives and stories of hundreds of Jamaicans suffering from HIV/AIDS. Join us as we listen to recordings of his poems and songs as well as inspired student performances.

Fight the stigma on November 5 at 8:30 p.m.

Reynolds 2 Common Room Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

Coffee and baked goods provided!

Visit www.livehopelove.com

Jon Sawyer speaks at Crisis Communication conference, DC 11/3

John participates in the panel entitled Mega-Media in the 21st Century -- What's Old? What's New?: From Mainstream to Newstream Media from 10:45- 12:00pm.

Registration & Continental Breakfast: 7:30am-8:25am
Forum Hours: 8:20am-4:00pm
Networking Reception: 4:00pm-5:00pm

About this forum:

Project: Report Semi-Finalists and their Work

Ann Peters, Pulitzer Center

They tell the stories of undocumented workers and a soup kitchen manager, a former addict-turned-counselor and a homeless vet, a Native American grandmother and a North Carolina dairy farmer. Profiles of individuals of significance in their communities.

They are the 10 semi-finalists from some 100 entries in Round 1 of the joint Pulitzer Center/YouTube Project:Report. And they are embarking on Round 2 with an assignment to tell a local story with a global impact.