Friday, March 28, 2014

The 2009 Pulitzer Prize Winners; International Reporting (A Quote)


For a distinguished example of reporting on international affairs, in print or online or both, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).
Awarded to The New York Times Staff for its masterful, groundbreaking coverage of America’s deepening military and political challenges in Afghanistan and Pakistan, reporting frequently done under perilous conditions.

Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University (left), presents the 2009 International Reporting prize to (l-r) Jane Perlez, Dexter Filkins and Mark Mazzetti of The New York Times.


Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Rukmini Callimachi of the Associated Press for her in-depth investigation of the exploitation of impoverished children in West and Central Africa who are often traded like animals by adults who prize their labor; and The Washington Post Staff for its sensitive examination of how females in the developing world are often oppressed from birth to death, a reporting project marked by indelible portraits of women and girls and enhanced by multimedia presentations.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Thank You For Being There by Ray Hansell


I know that it’s not easy
To find a special friend
One you can rely on
Until the very end

So I guess I’m lucky
Because when I looked in your eyes
It was so easy to see
That you wore no disguise

So we became trusted friends
It seems like it’s been forever
I know the friend I have in you
I could not have found one better