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Blaise wrote this story about his family's nanny, who narrowly escaped death in her home country of Togo.
06/04/2013
They killed my husband.

Blaise wrote this story about his family's nanny, who narrowly escaped death in her home country of Togo.

The story of a woman who escaped from death in Togo to find a new life in the US.

Chicago's dubious honor: first and second for rates of gonorrhea and chlamydia among teens aged 15 - 19. Watch this awar...
06/04/2013
We’re #1! – North America

Chicago's dubious honor: first and second for rates of gonorrhea and chlamydia among teens aged 15 - 19. Watch this award-winning video to get the facts.

Chicago ranks first and second for rates of gonorrhea and chlamydia among teens aged 15 - 19.

!!! Here it is !!!
06/03/2013
NewsAction Network Announces Student Contest Winners | Pulitzer Center

!!! Here it is !!!

This year’s NewsAction digital storytelling competition attracted entries from all over the world, covering a range of issues. Narrowing down the winners was difficult, but the contest’s top three stories had so many strengths in common: They were well-reported stories; they covered an important soc...

06/03/2013
Down Syndrome in my family

Listen to Matteo's touching podcast about his classmate Merrell and her sister, who has Down syndrome.

This is a story of how the Guzman family embraces their daughter who has down syndrome.

More than seven months after Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast, people are still picking up the pieces.
06/03/2013
Sandy hits Sandy Point – North America

More than seven months after Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast, people are still picking up the pieces.

Effects of Hurricane Sandy are still felt on the Jersey Shore.

06/03/2013
Victoria's Project - Extraordinary

She's a 14-year-old aspiring recording artist in Dubai who plays piano, guitar, and sings. She's also missing part of her right arm. She's simply extraordinary.

06/03/2013
Backstage at 19 – North America

Upfront with Adventure Club, backstage at Camp Bisco, on tours with big shots like the Knocks and Skrillex, Nick has done it all. This is his story.

The story of a videographer

05/24/2013
Tricking the world – NewsAction.org

"She seems untouchable, but when she’s out of view of the public, it’s a different story."

One girl's take on her depression and how she chooses to deal with it.

Intrepid NewsAction reporters, on the job in Mumbai
05/09/2013

Intrepid NewsAction reporters, on the job in Mumbai

04/11/2013
Zoila’s Story – North America

VIDEO: Ivette was eight when she realized her mother has schizophrenia. Now 42, she tells her daughter about her struggle to cope with her mother's mental illness.

This is a story about the intensity of mental illness and the impact it can have on a family.

04/10/2013
Boston Changes School Assignment to Keep Kids Closer to Home – North America

The mayor of Boston wants a new system of student assignment for Public Elementary and Middle schools. The goal: to keep kids closer to home. Will assignments improve access to quality schools for all kids?

Find more Honorable Mention stories from our contest on newsaction.org!

Will assignments improve access to quality schools for all kids?

She was the first to organize testing for steroids in baseball. And she was the first female exec. Find more Honorable M...
04/10/2013
Priscilla Oppenheimer changes the rules – North America

She was the first to organize testing for steroids in baseball. And she was the first female exec.
Find more Honorable Mention stories from our contest on newsaction.org!

The story of the first female executive in professional baseball.

Head of the PLO sparks conflict at the Washington International School- bit.ly/Z4FhbW
03/01/2013

Head of the PLO sparks conflict at the Washington International School- bit.ly/Z4FhbW

The story of an Arab man and a Jewish man - A friendship torn apart
02/26/2013
A Friendship Torn Apart – Middle East

The story of an Arab man and a Jewish man - A friendship torn apart

The Palestinian-Israeli conflict causes an Arab man and a Jewish man, who were once close, to drift apart.

02/21/2013
The Incomplete Revolution – Middle East

"Revolution is continuing w/ women at forefront!"
Egypt's women fight back, and we report on women on the front lines.

Egyptian women are still fighting for rights and the end of sexual harassment.

Our contest (DEADLINE: FEB 22!) will be judged by students from our bureaus around the world and journalist Jina Moore. ...
02/19/2013
Jina Moore | Pulitzer Center

Our contest (DEADLINE: FEB 22!) will be judged by students from our bureaus around the world and journalist Jina Moore. Check out her bio here.

Jina Moore is an award-winning independent journalist who specializes in post-conflict and human rights reporting. The recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship and of an Ochberg Fellowship with the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University, Moore is a regular correspondent for the Chri...

DEADLINE! 8 days until the end of the NewsAction.org / Pulitzer Center competition! Submit your reporting at http://news...
02/14/2013
The Competition – NewsAction.org

DEADLINE! 8 days until the end of the NewsAction.org / Pulitzer Center competition! Submit your reporting at http://newsaction.org/contest/

The CompetitionThe RulesThis competition is open to all middle and high school students.Your goal is to tell a great story. Focus on one person and tell how his or her story relates to a bigger global issue. Your reporting must be original, factual and true, and it should consider multiple sides of…

As President Obama delivers the first State of the Union speech of his new term, do you agree with his stance on immigra...
02/13/2013
Student Voice: Immigration Reform – North America

As President Obama delivers the first State of the Union speech of his new term, do you agree with his stance on immigration reform? Hear one students voice on this here:

Immigration laws affect us all. How should they change?

02/01/2013
Conscious Hip-Hop

Hip hop's youth discuss a different approach to rap with positive rapper Omekongo Dibinga.

Starring Omekongo Dibinga, Johnny Dillinger and DJ Ike...

Middle and high school students: You're already at your computers. Take a minute to join NewsAction and get started writ...
01/29/2013

Middle and high school students: You're already at your computers. Take a minute to join NewsAction and get started writing for us. World reporting, for students, by students. http://newsaction.org/about/contribute/

01/24/2013
No Easy Answer – Middle East

Our reporters look at the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict through the eyes of those in the US and on the ground in the Middle East.

Our reporters look at the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict through the eyes of those on the ground.

Less than a month to go! We can't wait to see your stories!
01/24/2013
The Competition – NewsAction.org

Less than a month to go!
We can't wait to see your stories!

The CompetitionThe RulesThis competition is open to all middle and high school students.Your goal is to tell a great story. Focus on one person and tell how his or her story relates to a bigger global issue. Your reporting must be original, factual and true, and it should consider multiple sides of ...

What about the teens? The future of teenagers in Syria is broken down in this NewsAction original:
01/16/2013
What about the teens? – Middle East

What about the teens? The future of teenagers in Syria is broken down in this NewsAction original:

The future for Syrian teens is uncertain.

We're now accepting your submissions!1/18: send us your drafts to get editorial help2/22: final deadlineGood luck!
01/15/2013
The Competition – NewsAction.org

We're now accepting your submissions!

1/18: send us your drafts to get editorial help
2/22: final deadline

Good luck!

The Competition The RulesThis competition is open to all middle and high school students.Your goal is to tell a great story. Focus on one person and tell how his or her story relates to a bigger global issue. Your reporting must be original, factual and true, and it should consider multiple sides of...

01/09/2013
A Discussion on Positive Hip-Hop

A conversation on socially conscious rap, featuring Omekongo Dibinga, Johnny Dillinger and DJ Ike

Beyond the mainstream

Looking for help with the digital storytelling contest? Students from American Student Radio to the rescue! Send us your...
01/08/2013
NewsAction / Pulitzer Center Digital Storytelling Competition

Looking for help with the digital storytelling contest? Students from American Student Radio to the rescue! Send us your drafts by Jan. 18th.

To all aspiring student journalists: this is your chance to be published and do good with your reporting! For the NewsAction.org / Pulitzer Center Digital Storytelling Competition, we want you to focus on one person and tell how his or her story relates to a bigger global issue. Told through any com...

01/01/2013

Happy New Year from NewsAction!

Hey, Junior High & High School students! Get published. Do good.
12/12/2012
NewsAction / Pulitzer Center Digital Storytelling Competition

Hey, Junior High & High School students!
Get published. Do good.

To all aspiring student journalists: this is your chance to be published and do good with your reporting! For the NewsAction.org / Pulitzer Center Digital Storytelling Competition, we want you to focus on one person and tell how his or her story relates to a bigger global issue. Told through any com...

The NewsAction.org / Pulitzer Center digital storytelling competition is now open! Pass it on. Deadline: Feb. 22
12/04/2012
The Competition – NewsAction.org

The NewsAction.org / Pulitzer Center digital storytelling competition is now open! Pass it on. Deadline: Feb. 22

Your goal is to tell a great story. Focus on one person and tell how his or her story relates to a bigger global issue. Your reporting must be original, factual and true, and it should consider multiple sides of the story. It should feature at least three voices: an in-person…

See how the new French tax code affects all social classes in "Au Revoir L’Argent"
11/28/2012
Au Revoir L’Argent – Europe

See how the new French tax code affects all social classes in
"Au Revoir L’Argent"

Au Revoir L’ArgentPosted by: Tom MottPosted date: November 21, 2012In: Europe, Uncategorized|comment : 0OP-EDMargherita Belloni François Hollande claims he is a “président normal” but his new tax code has anything but “normal” effects on those citizens who create much of France’s wealth. Recently wi...

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