Pulitzer Center International Reporting Student Fellowship
NOTE: Given the uncertainty of travel costs and feasibility during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, details are subject to change.
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is an innovative award-winning non-profit journalism organization dedicated to supporting in-depth engagement with underreported global affairs through sponsorship of quality international journalism across all media platforms and a unique program of outreach and education to schools and universities. Penn students have the opportunity to expand their global education by applying for one of these fellowships. Complete Details – see webpage download
WHAT IS THE EXPERIENCE AND WHO IS A GOOD FIT TO BE A STUDENT JOURNALIST
Previous journalism is not a requirement but an open mind and a willingness to write, photograph and/or create videos is necessary. Pulitzer Center editors work closely with the fellows on storytelling strategies, reporting methods and travel logistics. Applicants should be committed to taking on the role of a journalist for the course of the fellowship for a minimum of 8-10 weeks abroad. This means asking questions and going deep into stories. To get a handle on the differences between journalism and advocacy or public relations, carefully read the Pulitzer Center’s Ethics and Standards Policy. Fellows participate in a Pulitzer Center-conducted workshop before leaving for their international site and receive mentoring and editorial support while in the field. The strongest applicants will identify an untold story and present a clear, succinct plan for telling that story. Take a look at past reporting on the Pulitzer Center’s site to get an idea of how journalists pitch their projects and to avoid pitching a story idea that has already been covered.
LOCATIONS THAT CAN BE USED FOR STORY FOCUS
Any country approved for safe travel within South Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East or North Africa.
This Fellowship includes a $3,500 award ($3,000 from Penn Global and $500 from the Pulitzer Center). Successful applicants must meet Penn Global and Pulitzer Center eligibility requirements.
- Student applicants email completed electronic application form and accompanying requirements (resume and work samples) by due date indicated on form (January 21, 2020). — NOTE – not yet updated for 2021 - few as example only.
- The Pulitzer Center and SAC, MEC, and PLAC select three winning fellows; one for South Asia, one for the Middle East or North Africa, and one for Latin America or the Caribbean
- Applicants are notified by March 1 with funding directions which must be completed by April 1.
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