Ofeibea Quist-Arcton Deserves a Pulizer Nomination

Ofeibea Quist-Arcton has been working all over Africa for NPR as their West African Correspondent for the last decade. Before that she headed a regional bureau for the BBC in Ivory Coast. Her coverage of the Ebola outbreak over the last few months has been stellar, and necessary. She’s been right in the midst of it, reporting directly from ground zero of the epidemic. If you have not heard her excellent reports, please follow the links below.

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Here are a few of Quist-Arcton’s important recent reports on Ebola:

August 2, 2014: As Ebola Death Toll Tops 700, Officials Fight To Contain Disease

August 5, 2014: Sierra Leone Imposes Drastic Measures To Stop Ebola’s Spread

August 7, 2014: Liberia And Sierra Leone Seal Off Ebola Epicenters With Troops

August 12, 2014: Guineans Scramble To Defend Themselves Against Deadly Virus

August 23, 2014: Borders Close As Ebola Spreads In West Africa

August 24, 2014: With Confirmed Cases In Congo, Ebola Now In 4 West African Nations

September 3, 2014: Liberia Lifts Ebola Quarantine From Monrovia Slum

September 6, 2014: Reporting From The Site Of The Ebola Outbreak’s Origin

September 8, 2014: Doctors Struggle To Treat Ebola Patients In Liberian Border Town

It’s powerful and terrifying news. We need to hear it. The authority of her voice, the live and in-depth reporting, and the importance of her mission all recommend her for a Pulitzer nomination. I hope those with the ability will do so (I’m talking to you, Ombudsman).

Thank you, Ms Quist-Arcton, for your clarity, bravery, and many years of service.

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