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The Pulitzer Center Longworth Media Fellowships 2020

The Pulitzer Center Longworth Media Fellowships 2020

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The Pulitzer Center is now accepting applications for the Longworth Media Fellowships, a collaboration with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs that aims to promote international reporting by Chicago and Midwestern journalists. The fellowships are made possible by a grant from The Clinton Family Fund to honor Richard C. Longworth, a former Chicago Tribune foreign correspondent and now Distinguished Fellow at the Chicago Council.


The Longworth Media Fellowships Program will award two $10,000 grants each year for the next two years to journalists focusing on global issues that affect Chicago and Midwestern readers and viewers.


  • The Longworth Media Fellowships are open to print, broadcast and online journalists based in Chicago or elsewhere in the Midwest.
  • Staff journalists as well as free-lancers are eligible to apply.
  • Field reporting should be from international locations and topics must be timely and of clear interest and importance to Chicago and Midwestern audiences.


  • Proposed projects must include a credible plan for broad dissemination of the resulting work in Chicago or other Midwestern news media (print, online, and/or broadcast).
  • Both staffers and freelancers should be able to demonstrate committed interest from editors and/or producers.
  • For freelancers, the credibility of a distribution plan is generally most evident in an applicant’s track record working with the listed outlets.
  • Candidates are not advised to have editors send letters simply stating they would consider the work.
  • Letters from editors and/or producers who have worked with you in the past, and are interested in working with you again, are encouraged.

Application Materials

Applications must include the following:

  • A description of the proposed project and timeline in no more than 250 words.
  • A preliminary budget estimate, including a basic breakdown of costs for travel, ground transportation, lodging, meals, visas, and local reporting partner/translator fees.
  • Distribution plan.
  • Three samples of published work, either print or broadcast.
  • Three professional references. These can be either contact information or letters of recommendation. The latter is encouraged when letters from interested producers or editors are available.
  • A copy of your curriculum vitae.
  • Applications may also include a more detailed description of the project; but this will be considered as an optional supplement only. The most important part of the submission is the 250-word summary.

Please apply via the standard Pulitzer Center grant application form.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline15 July,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerThe Pulitzer Center



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