Telling Better Stories: Promoting Global Citizenship & Shared Understanding w Pulitzer Center

Presented by: Mark Schulte, National Education Coordinator at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Presented at: 6th International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education
Date of Session: June 14, 2013

Session Description: Drawing specific examples from a deep pool of journalism resources, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting will show attendees how to integrate fresh and compelling international reporting into the curriculum to promote a global awareness that reaches far beyond basic geographic literacy. The Pulitzer Center, which seeks out under-told stories that put a human face on large-scale global crises, provides content that can also be used effectively in the classroom to further both conflict resolution studies and democratic and civic engagement. Examinations of women and children in crisis, government accountability, fragile states, and population pressures, with an emphasis on local connections to global issues, are all fundamental to the Pulitzer Center model. Migration and immigration themes are also interwoven with much of our reporting, particularly in a multi-year project, through a decorated journalist’s walk out of the horn of Africa, across Asia, and finishing at the tip of South America.