Pulitzer Center grantee Dimiter Kenarov talks about his month-long tour of US universities, schools and public events talking about his shale gas reporting project. Kenarov investigated Poland’s nascent shale industry and then dove into Pennsylvania and Ohio to see what effects fracking was having on local communities. Over the course of the tour, he spoke to more than 2000 people!
Though every community is different, my personal rule is pretty much the same: It’s O.K. to feel like an idiot going in as long as you don’t sound like an idiot coming out.
Call for Proposals: Gun-related Violence
The terrible massacre of 20 schoolchildren and their teachers in Newtown cries out for “meaningful action” from our nation’s lawmakers. At the Pulitzer Center, we have put out a call for reporting proposals that examine the causes and consequences of gun-related violence. In particular, we are seeking projects that compare U.S. trends, government policies, and social attitudes with those in other countries. We especially seek proposals that include both an international component and relate to the Chicago metropolitan area, a major focus of Pulitzer Center educational outreach and also a region where gun violence claims one life per day. Read more»
As Libyan rebels entered Tripoli yesterday, Sky News reporter Alex Crawford appeared to be the only Western broadcast reporter on the scene.
How’d she do it? How’d she broadcast from the capital?
According to the Daily Telegraph “the astonishing footage from the streets of Tripoli was produced using an Apple Mac Pro laptop computer connected to a mini-satellite dish that was charged by a car cigarette lighter socket.”
Somewhere MacGyver is smiling.