October 29, - Prizes In Kristof and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, earned a Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for their reporting on the pro-democracy student movement and the related Tiananmen Square protests of
Reporter tells the story of their trip.
Why do you think Kristof asked a teacher and a college student to join him? If we just looked for them, we can find injustices everywhere. Hurricane Katrina exposed Americans to abject poverty and health disparities right in our backyard.
Many more injustices exist "over there," in developing nations, that result in millions of preventable deaths and lifetimes of wasted talent and squandered opportunity. I want to fight these injustices and change the world.
My upbringing exposed me to injustices firsthand. We were outsiders in a Communist regime and remained outsiders in predominantly Mormon Utah and then inner-city Los Angeles. Though Shanghai, Logan, and Compton have little else in common, they all bear witness to the differences between the haves and have-nots, and I grew up keenly aware of the impact of political, cultural, and socioeconomic oppression.
As a child with life-threatening asthma and debilitating speech impediment, I also confronted the stigma of disability and the challenges of seeking health care with limited resources.
Yet the mechanisms to address injustices eluded me. I thought that becoming a doctor would allow me to help those most in need; however, I witnessed more problems than found solutions that had sustainable rather than short-term impact. Pills might help the individual patients at that point in their lives, but [that] does not resolve the root causes of their problems.
Global change requires more than pills and individual-level change: It is to learn communication to the public as a method of effecting change that I apply for this opportunity.
I want to solve global problems by educating and motivating the public to action. I want to learn these tools from you. Leana Wen, "Winning Essay:Nov 17, · The author of the winning entry (the “Winner”) will be awarded the opportunity to travel on a reporting trip as the guest of Nick Kristof.
Participants will be invited to submit essays, which will be voted on and rated by the Contest Entities. Dec 15, · In this lesson, students consider the value of traveling to broaden their perspective, research poverty-related issues in Africa and develop entries for Nicholas Kristof’s annual “Win a .
Dec 15, · Travel, Not Tourism: Developing ‘Win a Trip’ Contest Entries. By Holly Epstein Ojalvo and Christopher Aceto students write entry essays (and, if time and resources permit, video entries) or letters to Mr.
Kristof suggesting an itinerary. Would you actually want to go on a trip to Africa with Nick Kristof? Why or why not.
Nick Kristof has announced the winners of his Win-A-Trip Contest: the winner in the student category is Saumya Dave who studied writing at Columbia University and medicine at Medical College of Georgia, and the winner of the senior category is Noreen Connolly, a teacher from Newark, N.J.
Win a Trip with Nick Kristof contest In , The New York Times launched the Win a Trip with Nick Kristof contest, offering a college student the opportunity to win a reporting trip to Africa with Kristof by submitting essays outlining what they intend to accomplish in such a trip.
Nov 24, · Opinion Supported by ‘Win a Trip with Nick Kristof’ Contest Rules The fine print. By Nicholas Kristof Opinion Columnist Nov. 23, NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. 1. Sponsor: The Win a Trip with Nick Contest (the “Contest”) is sponsored by.