About Us

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is an innovative non-profit journalism organization that supports in-depth reporting to spur public understanding of issues often overlooked in daily news. We partner with journalists and newsrooms to fund quality reporting that educates the public, improves lives, and promotes change. The video below is a quick introduction to our history and mission.

We award more than $2 million a year in direct support to journalism at a time of financial stress in newsrooms, yielding 600+ stories annually in print, broadcast, and digital news outlets, as well as documentaries, books, and exhibitions. Our projects appear in national, local, and international news outlets. Since our founding in 2006, Pulitzer Center reporting projects have won Emmys, George Polk Awards, National Magazine Awards, Overseas Press Club Awards, Peabody Awards, and Pulitzer Prizes.

We amplify that reporting by staging 500 events a year featuring our journalist-grantees in conversations, exhibits, and interactive events in public venues, schools, and colleges. Our in-person audience engagement helps build trust in news by giving audiences fact-based reporting from around the world and an opportunity to meet the journalists behind it.

We support journalists, stories, and workplaces that represent and illuminate diversity and inclusion in all forms. Funded by foundations and donors like you, we are a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. You can support our mission here.

The Pulitzer Center is not affiliated with Columbia University's Pulitzer Prizes.