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Coronavirus News Collaboration Grants for Journalists from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting 2020

Coronavirus News Collaboration Grants for Journalists from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting 2020

Pulitzer Center

Pulitzer Center

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Total reward
0 $
Nonprofit organization
Deadline
31 Dec 2020
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Opportunity type
Opportunity funding
Full funding
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Eligible Region
All Regions

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a non-profit organization that supports independent global journalism, is seeking proposals that develop innovative approaches to reporting on the novel coronavirus crisis using collaboration among journalists and newsrooms across state lines or national borders. This opportunity is open to all newsrooms and independent journalists in the United States and abroad.

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.  The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is eager for proposals that break traditional notions of scooping and competition and instead use the power of sharing and collaboration to increase reporting capacity and expand the reach and impact of stories.

Who is eligible to apply?

  1. This opportunity is open to journalists of all nationalities and regions of the world. 
  2. Applications are open to proposals from groups of freelance journalists working together and groups of newsrooms collaborating on a project.
  3. People from many backgrounds and perspectives are empowered to report on the coronavirus crisis are welcomed.
  4. Proposals from journalists and newsrooms that represent a broad array of social, racial, ethnic, underrepresented groups, and economic backgrounds are also encouraged.

Proposal Conditions:

  1. They are seeking 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.
  2. In addition to a strong collaboration component for reporting and publication, they encourage proposals that:
    • Focus on systemic, under-reported issues underlying the coronavirus crisis
    • Use data-driven and/or interdisciplinary approaches to reporting on coronavirus
    • Hold the powerful accountable
  3. Multiple project proposals for support in 2020 will be selected.
  4. Projects of any scope and size will be considered. 
  5. There must be a team leader to submit the proposal.
  6. Submit only one project proposal per team.

Funding:

There is no budget range for these awards and multiple projects in 2020 will be supported. For comparison, most awards for the international reporting/travel program are between $5,000 and $10,000 but maybe more or less depending on circumstances.

The Pulitzer Center expects news organizations to pay freelance journalists for their work, though in exceptional cases, it may consider stipends to cover a reporter’s time, if provided in the budget with an explanation.  It is OK to include costs of contractors, such as data researchers or data visualization/story designers in your proposal and budget. Please do not include stipends for journalists/team members who are in the employ of newsrooms or are being paid by a publisher. 

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