The Pulitzer Center on International Crisis Reporting is generously providing grant funding for our work in Yemen this spring. All the stories we’ve produced since mid-January are indebted to them. (Thanks!)
Sana’a is the capital of Yemen, a nation on the tip of the Arabian Peninsula. This blog will be a brilliant, heart-rending tour de force, relating incisive, Pulitzer-quality reportage and personal narrative so poetic it will bring a tear to the eye of even the most hardened reader of Middle East-themed blogs.
Haley Sweetland Edwards – I moved to Sana’a with support from the Overseas Press Club, the Maggie and Gordan Gray Fellowship for International Reporting. Previously, I was a reporter at the Seattle Times and a senior editor at the now-defunct, but inimitable, Internationalist magazine. I graduated from Yale with a degree in philosophy and history, and from Columbia with an M.A. in politics and journalism.
Paul Stephens- I received a master’s degree from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University in 2009 and worked as a News21 fellow before moving to Yemen. Before journalism school I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Georgia and a kindergarten teacher in Honduras. I got my B.A. from Wabash College.