Processing the News Through Poetry with the Pulitzer Center

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@ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
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Join the Pulitzer Center Education team to learn more about how thousands of students worldwide have used poetry as a tool for close reading, empathetic connection, and raising their voices through the Fighting Words Poetry Contest. Participants will explore the resources used to craft original poems in response to global news stories and examples of contest-winning student work.

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“I think submitting to the Pulitzer Center’s contest elevated my writing because I knew that people outside of my English class were going to read my words.” – K-12 Student

“Students care about what is happening in their community and in the world. They want to be able to make a difference in their local and global communities. This contest is one way that students can share their voices with the world. This contest allows them to make a difference with their words.” – Elizabeth J., teacher in Wisconsin

About the Pulitzer Center

The Pulitzer Center has a bold vision: to be the venue for the world’s most innovative and consequential reporting, with journalism as the key element for mobilizing society through audience engagement strategies.

Founded in 2006, the Center is an essential source of support for enterprise reporting in the United States and across the globe. The thousands of journalists and educators who are part of our networks span more than 80 countries. Our work reaches tens of millions of people each year through our news-media partners and an audience-centered strategy of global and regional engagement.

We believe that people and communities who actively engage with systemic challenges will find solutions together. By supporting journalists as they conduct in-depth investigations, produce compelling stories, and engage diverse audiences, we create a ripple effect of world-changing impact. The result? Policy reforms, public awareness, and community empowerment.