General news updates from the Pulitzer Center.
Nathalie Applewhite's documentary "Picture Me an Enemy" will be screened as part of the conference Voices of Peace from the Balkans and the Caucasus.
About the conference:
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is proud to announce a new partnership with Frontline World's 2009 Webby Award-Winning series iWitness. Together the Pulitzer Center and iWitness will be able to broadcast even more in-depth coverage of complicated and relevant international issues. Watch the partnership's inaugural iWitness piece with Frontline/World's Joe Rubin interviewing Pulitzer Center's Sarah Stuteville and Alex Stonehill on their reporting on Pakistan's school system and madrassas.
PATH and WaterAid America cordially invite you to Defeating a Global Killer: The Need for Action on Diarrheal Disease, a discussion of a growing global health crisis that receives little attention and what we can do about it. These two leading NGOs will be releasing reports that explore the actions that the international aid community must take to stop deaths from diarrheal disease.
As a large number of media outlets drastically cut back on their international reporting budgets, what does the future hold for comprehensive foreign coverage?
The Summit will bring together a multi-disciplinary group of internationally recognized Northern and Southern journalists, media educators, development and humanitarian practitioners, donors, and media decision makers engaged in international development, foreign policy and international reporting.
Friday, May 15, 2009
8:30am – 5:00pm
Students at Campus Consortium member schools were eligible to apply for reporting fellowships of up to $2,000 each and the opportunity to work with the Pulitzer Center staff on an international reporting project. Listed below are the inaugural winners for 2009 and previews of their projects.
Sara Peach, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill: Travel to Copenhagen and report on the United Nations Climate Change Conference with a focus on youth participation generally and the International Youth Delegation specifically.
Ann Peters, Director of Development and Outreach, spoke on the the gaps in international reporting and the Pulitzer Center's efforts to increase demand for this kind of journalism at The Information Valet Project's recent symposium, "From Gatekeeper to Information Valet: Work Plans for Sustaining Journalism." This article in EContent Magazine discusses the creative approaches proposed at the symposium to
The Pulitzer Center and Civitas Associates hosted an essay contest… Below are the winners.
Five thousand children under five die everyday, or one every 17 seconds, from diarrhea alone. That's more than the toll on children under fourteen from HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. (UNESCO report released at the World Water Forum 2009)
This past weekend college student leaders from around the country convened for the Impact Conference at the University of Maryland, University College. Students attended various workshops and forums, including one organized by the Bonner Foundation and involving the Pulitzer Center. We shared our reporting resources and brainstormed with students on how they could educate themselves and their peers on global issues.