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Pulitzer Center joins with YouTube on Reporters' Center

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting joins in the June 29 launch of Reporters' Center, the latest venture from YouTube's News and Politics Channel. The channel serves to bridge the gap between citizens and traditional news outlets.

"For the first time on YouTube, veteran journalists are making themselves openly available to aspiring reporters around the world who want to report on the news and events happening around them," said Steve Grove, head of news and politics at YouTube.

"La Hoja" at Philanthropy New York's documentary film series 6/17

Pulitzer Center-supported documentary "La Hoya," Gabrielle Weiss' film about Bolivia's coca culture, was shown at the Philanthropy New York documentary series. This series invites funders, non-profit colleagues, and other friends to view award-winning documentaries that will help funders and other stakeholders think about alternative mediums for promoting their missions.

The Oscar-winning documentary "Smile Pinki" was also shown.

The event will be held at The Paley Center for Media in New York City.

Footage from The Future of Ethical Journalism panel with Jon Sawyer now online

Video footage, transcripts, photographs, and other materials from the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Future of Ethical Journalism Conference are now available online. Footage from the panel on "Surviving the Media Carnage: Pathways to Good Journalism," which featured Executive Director Jon Sawyer along with Clark Hoyt, the public editor of the New York Times, Phil Rosenthal from the Chicago Tribune, and Kathy Bisson of Wisonsin Public Television, is available

Films by Redfearn, Weiss honored at Media That Matters Film Festival

Two Pulitzer Center-supported films won honors at the 9th Annual Media That Matters Film Festival June 3. Jennifer Redfearn's "The Next Wave," a short version of "Sun Come Up," her film on the effects of climate change on the native inhabitants of the Carteret Islands, won the Jury Award. Gabrielle Weiss' "La Hoja," on coca leaf farmers and the coca industry in Bolivia, won the Unspoken Truth Award. Congratulations, Jennifer and Gabrielle!

Nathalie Applewhite joins panel at Beyond Broadcast 2009, USC

Since 2006, the annual Beyond Broadcast conference has explored the evolution of participatory digital public media. This year's conference, titled "Public Service Media from Local to Global," brings this ongoing conversation to the world stage, examining these issues from a global perspective.

Pulitzer Center partners with Frontline/World's iWitness

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.