Pulitzer Center and NatGeo News Watch Collaboration

By Mark Stanley

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a nonprofit sponsoring independent international journalism, is pleased to continue our partnership with National Geographic and our collaboration with NatGeo News Watch.


The Pulitzer Center recently teamed up with National Geographic for DOWNSTREAM, an interactive website that features on-the-ground reporting on water and sanitation issues around the world.

The Pulitzer Center has also worked with NatGeo News Watch to increase exposure for Indigenous People Confront Global Warming, a Pulitzer Center-sponsored reporting project based in Bolivia and Ecuador. (Story links below.)

The Pulitzer Center strives to promote engagement with global affairs through sponsorship of international journalism across all media platforms. We recognize the value of collaborating with sites such as NatGeo News Watch that share our vision of increasing awareness of vital global issues.

If you appreciate the work NatGeo News Watch features on a range of diverse and important topics, we encourage you to visit the Pulitzer Center website and Untold Stories blog to view our multimedia reporting projects.


Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Downstream Pulitzer Gateway

Bolivia/Ecuador: Indigenous People Confront Global Warming

Untold Stories

Mark Stanley is the new media strategist for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

NatGeo News Watch stories produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Ecuador’s oil demons

For many Ecuadorans, oil promised riches but delivered ruin. Along with great wealth, for a few, it stimulated political vice and the noxious excretions.

Fishing story: Four friends in Ecuador’s rain forest

One lazy afternoon, four guys raised far from one another delighted in a mutual passion in the forest of the Amazon basin of eastern Ecuador, giving renewed hope of cross cultural harmony.

Bolivian Conference Chooses Mother Earth Over Father Time

Rarely if ever has the word “Pachamama” been uttered at an international gathering as often or as passionately as at the climate conference near Cochabamba, Bolivia’s third largest city.

Guinea Worm in retreat in southern Sudan

Decades of civil war in southern Sudan have hindered the population’s access to clean water and allowed some parasites to persist. But international efforts have made headway on one particular scourge: the Guinea worm.

Every day should be world water day

Nearly a billion people–one-sixth of the world’s population–have no access to safe drinking water, 2.6 billion people lack adequate sanitation, and more than 3 million people die from water-related diseases each year.

Changing Planet


Meet the Author
More than forty years in U.S., UK, and South African media gives David Max Braun global perspective and experience across multiple storytelling platforms. His coverage of science, nature, politics, and technology has been published/broadcast by the BBC, CNN, NPR, AP, UPI, National Geographic, TechWeb, De Telegraaf, Travel World, and Argus South African Newspapers. He has published two books and won several journalism awards. In his 22-year career at National Geographic he was VP and editor in chief of National Geographic Digital Media, and the founding editor of the National Geographic Society blog, hosting a global discussion on issues resonating with the Society's mission and initiatives. He also directed the Society side of the Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship, awarded to Americans seeking the opportunity to spend nine months abroad, engaging local communities and sharing stories from the field with a global audience. A regular expert on National Geographic Expeditions, David also lectures on storytelling for impact. He has 120,000 followers on social media: Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn