Doctoral student David Conrad Receives Pulitzer Center Grant; Will Report From Kenya

Annenberg doctoral student David Conrad is the recipient of a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.  The 2012 Population Grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting supports reporting projects on topics and regions of global importance, with an emphasis on issues that have gone unreported or under-reported in the mainstream American media.   Mr. Conrad, a first year doctoral student, will travel to Nairobi, Kenya in March with New York Times and Redux Pictures photographer Micah Albert to produce a series of news stories that will be offered to news outlets such as BBC - Africa, World Policy Journal, The Columbus Dispatch, Foreign Policy magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Mother Jones, PRI The World, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health magazine, The Standard (Kenya) and The Daily Nation (Kenya).   With an emphasis on issues that have gone unreported or under-reported in the mainstream American media, Mr. Conrad and Mr. Albert will be reporting on the water, sanitation and hygiene problems that Nairobi - East Africa's most populous city - is facing today, as well as the people and communities who are being overshadowed by the industrializing city's expansion.

A former news reporter, Mr. Conrad worked in Nairobi from 2007 – 2008, covering the 2007 presidential elections, as well as producing human-interest, business, politics, and general news coverage pieces for a variety of African and Western publications: including the New York Daily News, Reuters, Columbus Dispatch, Business Daily Africa, and The Nation Media Group (Kenya).   Mr. Conrad graduated with a journalism degree from Ohio University in June of 2007, and a M.A. in International Affairs, also from Ohio University, in 2011.