Pulitzer Center Announces New Grant for Innovative Coronavirus Reporting Collaborations

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a nonprofit organization that supports independent global journalism, is seeking proposals focused on innovative approaches to reporting on the novel coronavirus crisis using collaboration among journalists and newsrooms across state lines or national borders. 

At a time of scarce media resources, the coronavirus story challenges newsrooms to find creative ways to bring accurate, compelling, and timely information to their readers. To that end, the center seeks strong proposals that involve a strategic and concerted effort by multiple journalists and/or newsrooms to pursue a reporting project together, leveraging resources, expertise, and publication platforms. 

In addition to a strong collaboration component for reporting and publication, the center encourages proposals that are focused on systemic, underreported issues underlying the coronavirus crisis; use data-driven and/or interdisciplinary approaches to reporting on coronavirus; and hold the powerful accountable. 

Applicants will be asked to provide a description of the proposed project, including distribution/publication plan; a description of methodology (including who has agreed to take part in the collaboration; who will coordinate the effort; what resources will be shared across teams/newsrooms; what outputs are expected; and timeline); a preliminary budget estimate; three examples (links) of published work by the applicant (or someone on the project team); three professional references; and a copy of the applicant’s resume or curriculum vitae. (Note: only one project proposal per team.) 

The opportunity is open to all newsrooms and independent journalists in the United States and abroad.

The center will select multiple project proposals for support in 2020 and will consider projects of any scope and size.  Please choose a team leader to submit the proposal.

Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, rolling basis. 

For additional information, see the Pulitzer Center website.