Pulitzer Center Update

Nieman Reports Features Pulitzer Center Public Health Reporting

A mother mourns her son in Balti, Moldova. Like many inmates in the former Soviet Union, Dumutru Stupalov contracted multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in prison. Image by David Rochkind. Moldova, 2010.

Nieman Foundation Special Projects Manager Stefanie Friedhoff highlights the Pulitzer Center's efforts to support journalists covering topics such as maternal health, water and sanitation, and tuberculosis in her examination of global health reporting for the Spring 2012 issue of Nieman Reports.

"By focusing not on breaking news from conflict and disaster zones but on in-depth reporting about the underlying causes of political crises, environmental disasters, poverty and suffering around the world, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting presents an interesting example of a new media venture that is trying to save foreign reporting while redefining it," wrote Friedhoff, a 2001 Nieman fellow. "The center has done some groundbreaking reporting on water and sanitation, for example, as part of its Downstream project."

Current Nieman fellow Samuel Loewenberg's reporting on chronic malnutrition in Guatemala and David Rochkind's project on the tuberculosis epidemic in Moldova were featured as examples of Pulitzer Center supported public health journalism.

Read the full article at Nieman Reports, a quarterly magazine published by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard.