Win up to $4000 for an overseas reporting trip!
Are you interested in covering an under-reported international story and traveling to that part of the world to get the facts? Apply now for the 2011-2012 School of Media and Public Affairs/Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting International Reporting Fellowship. All SMPA undergraduates (including current seniors!) are now eligible to receive up to $4,000 to report on a story of your choice.
Our partner, The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, is interested in reporting projects that focus on topics and regions of global importance, with an emphasis on issues that have gone unreported or under-reported in the mainstream American media. They see great value in covering systemic crises like environmental issues and struggles for resources, human rights abuses, post-conflict reconstruction, or brewing ethnic tensions. They are interested in the stories that would typically not make the headlines without Pulitzer Center's support.
The Pulitzer Center staff will work with the Fellow to further refine the project and to offer distribution avenues via their online platforms. This could be your chance to be published by multiple news outlets!
Applicants must be a current SMPA undergraduate major as of February 2012. All travel should be completed by December 31, 2012.
Read the work of last year's fellow, Hadas Gold, who traveled to Argentina to investigate the lives of the cartoneros, or “cardboard pickers,” who make a living by collecting and selling recyclables. Watch Hadas describe her fellowship experience below.