From Disappearing Traditions to Fast Food

This summer Pulitzer Center Student Fellows from the Pulitzer Center covered everything from fast-food establishments (and the health consequences) in Dubai to the cholera epidemic in Haiti and the disappearing tradition of facial tattoos among Algerian women. I had a great time working with these university students on their various reporting projects.

Student fellows traveled across the globe to examine the Greek crisis and the youth movement, the school system in Ethiopia, and the “overfishing underclass” in Thailand. One student is still in South Africa where she is writing about the gender gap and discrimination. She also reported on the memorial service for the miners who were killed in the protest outside Capetown.

To view their projects—stories, photographs, and video—see and follow the links.

It’s an impressive collection of work. Who knew that Dubai had an indoor ski slope as well as Baskin Robbins and Cold Stone Creamery? Or that 12-year-old girls attend school five days a week in Ethiopia, but also spend Saturdays and Sundays working in a sugar factory? And to fight the cholera epidemic in Haiti vaccines help—so do clean water and sanitation.