The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting calls application for Coronavirus News Collaboration Challenge. Moreover, this opportunity is open to all newsrooms and independent journalists in the United States and abroad. Through this program, Pulitzer Center 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 journalists of all nationalities and regions of the world. This program is open to proposals from groups of freelance journalists working together and groups of newsrooms collaborating on a project. Moreover, the Pulitzer Center to make sure that people from many backgrounds and perspectives are empowered to report on the coronavirus crisis. Furthermore, the Pulitzer Center strongly encourages proposals from journalists and newsrooms that represent a broad array of social, racial, ethnic, underrepresented groups, and economic backgrounds.
The Pulitzer Center does not have a budget range for these awards and they are open to supporting multiple projects in 2020. 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.
In addition to a strong collaboration component for reporting and publication, the Pulitzer Center encourages 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
In order to apply, candidates must provide the following documents
- A description of the proposed project, including distribution/publication plan. No more than 250 words.
- Methodology: Please describe your approach to collaborating with other journalists/newsrooms on coronavirus reporting. Moreover, it includes: 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; timeline.
- Also, preliminary budget estimates, including a basic breakdown of costs. Include travel costs, software, coordination, data work. Please do not include stipends for journalists/team members who are in the employ of newsrooms or are being paid by a publisher. In addition to that, if you are a journalist collaborating with a data analyst and/or data visual specialist you may include consultant fees in your budget.
- Three examples (links) of published work by you (or someone your project team.) For example, journalistic collaborations that you, your newsroom or partners in this project have been part of.
- Three professional references. These can be either contact information or letters of recommendation.
- A copy of your resume or curriculum vitae.
- Applications may also include a more detailed description of the project, which can be uploaded as additional material.