In today's Sunday New York Times article, Win a Trip You Won't Forget, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Nicholas Kristof, writes,
"[I]f you want to save the world, you first must understand it."
It's this belief that prompted Kristof to create his Win-a-Trip contest for graduate and undergraduate students at American universities. The winner will go on an international reporting trip with him to focus attention on the problems of global poverty, and its solutions.
Past winners traveled to Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Rwanda, and Congo. Possible destinations this year are Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Liberia and/or Ghana. The student reporter will blog and vlog for nytimes.com.
For more information, and to watch Kristof's video invitation to apply, go to his post, Win a Trip! on his blog, On the Ground. You must be 18 or older to apply, and can submit an essay or video.
You can watch Kristof's video reports at www.youtube.com/NicholasKristof
New York Times