The latest Pulitzer Center education news and classroom visits.
By Lauren Preston
Originally published in The Pioneer Log
One billion people do not have access to clean water. 4,000 children die from diarrhea each day. Water-borne diseases kill more people in East Africa than AIDS. These were only a few of the myriad of statistics thrown out into the audience last Thursday night.
In this video by Frank Popper (who also created "Youth Voices on Iraq"), high school-aged students speak out against apathy amongst young people toward anything political.
On July 2nd, Pulitzer Center Associate Director Nathalie Applewhite presented to a group of high school students attending Georgetown University's intensive journalism workshop offered through their summer school program.
The following is an unpublished Op-Ed article written by Sarah Ryan, as part of a Global Gateway: Georgetown project to raise awareness and develop outreach strategies for global issues.
Tea. One of the simplest drinks to make. All you need is a tea bag, hot water and some sugar. It takes a lot more effort to make the tea however, than to enjoy it. An effort which for some people means life or death.
Journalist Antigone Barton participated at the "Mobilizing and Engaging Communities for Global Health" conference at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Barton joined other experts to discuss policy initiatives such as PEPFAR, the relationship between education and health and the media's role in raising awareness of global epidemics.
Participatory Media – Surveying the Field in 2008
March 27-28, 2008
Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer is participating in the March 27-29 Media Re:Public forum hosted by the USC Annenberg School for Communication. Journalists, researchers and executives will gather at the forum to assess the evolving role of participatory media and discuss future possibilities for collaboration between traditional and new information channels.
"Heroes of HIV: HIV in the Caribbean" reporter Antigone Barton will participate in the "Mobilizing and Engaging Communities for Global Health" Conference at Indiana University during March 29-30.
The conference, which is hosted by Americans for Informed Democracy, seeks to raise awareness amongst the younger population about international health issues such as AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as well as inspire students to strive for policy solutions.