Meet the new Journalism department chair, Dr. Uche Onyebadi!

Stop by the Newsroom (Moudy South 212) TOMORROW (11/9) at noon to meet our new Journalism department chair, Dr. Uche Onyebadi! We’ll have pizza, so get there early!
We are also excited to announce a new partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting! This will involve campus workshops and student reporting fellowships. I’m attaching a few handouts, but Dr. Onyebadi will share more details about this exciting opportunity and what it means for you tomorrow!
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is an innovative award-winning non-profit journalism organization dedicated to supporting in-depth engagement with underreported global affairs through our sponsorship of quality international journalism across all media platforms and a unique program of outreach and education to schools and universities. Find out more at
As part of our partnership, the Center will provide two fellowships for our students to travel and do projects abroad next summer:
  • The fellowships will be awarded through a competitive process jointly organized by our department and the Center. Applicants will be expected to write a proposal on their proposed topics of investigation and where they plan to execute the project (a proposal form will be provided)
  • Applications will be due in the Spring (deadline will be announced soon!) and will go through our department
  • The fellows will be invited to Washington, D.C. to discuss their experiences and share their projects with other awardees from other universities in the country
Project Outline:
The Pulitzer Center is interested in reporting projects that focus on topics and regions of global importance, with an emphasis on issues that have gone unreported or under-reported in the mainstream American media. The Pulitzer Center’s definition of “crisis” is broad – it is not limited to “conflict” reporting. We see great value in covering the too often under-reported systemic level crises, from environmental, global health, and women and children’s issues to struggles for resources, human rights abuses, post-conflict reconstruction, or brewing ethnic tensions. We are interested in the stories that would typically not make the headlines without our support.
You can view samples of projects by previous student fellows on the attached document and at