Pulitzer grantee to share experiences covering public health, environment and international affairs

Multimedia journalist Melanie Saltzman will host a community-wide presentation on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. in the screening room of McEwen Communications Building.

Melanie Saltzman, a multimedia journalist who reports, shoots and produces stories for PBS NewsHour Weekend, will host a community-wide presentation on Tuesday, Oct. 22. The Pulitzer grantee will highlight her work covering public health, the environment and international affairs, from the opioid epidemic to climate change in locales from Africa to Asia. Most recently, she has contributed to the PBS series “The Future of Food.”

The presentation will be held at 7 p.m. in McEwen 013 (screening room). During her two-day visit to Elon, Saltzman will speak with student journalists and visit School of Communications classes.

In 2015, Saltzman received a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications, with a double concentration in interactive publishing and documentary video. While at Medill she completed several short documentaries, wrote for the Medill News Service and was awarded two international grants, traveling to Cambodia and Colombia. “Living with the Legacy of War,” a short documentary she produced in Cambodia, was featured on GlobalPost as part of a larger investigation into the United States and explosive remnants of war.

While earning her bachelor’s degree from New York University, Saltzman interned at CNN’s “AC360,” Forbes Traveler and CBS News, where she worked for “CBS Evening News” and CBSNews.com. After leaving NYU, Saltzman was awarded a Fulbright scholarship in Berlin, Germany.

Elon is one of the Pulitzer Center’s more than 30 Campus Consortium partners, an educational initiative that brings Pulitzer Center staff and journalists to Elon’s campus twice a year. With Elon’s membership in the consortium, students have the opportunity to work with the center on developing international reporting projects, which have been featured on the center’s website and can be disseminated through media partners.

Thanks to her selection for the Pulitzer Center Student Fellowship, Cammie Behnke ’19 embarked on a 12-day reporting trip in January to Africa. The journalism major published a project examining the economic gender reversal in post-genocide Rwanda.