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Pulitzer Center Update March 21, 2024

Call for Proposals: Mapping Transparency and Governance on Rainforest Issues

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The Pulitzer Center is opening a new call for rainforest grant applications. We invite journalists, editors, and independent media organizations to submit proposals on Innovative Reporting: Mapping Transparency and Governance on Rainforest Issues. 

During this historic election year around the globe, it’s important to take note of how these events may impact the world’s vital rainforests. From the islands of Indonesia to the deep forests in Brazil, there’s a growing need for transparency around the governance of rainforests to combat climate change and protect the life that thrives in the rainforests. 

With this in mind, we seek ambitious reporting projects on rainforests that address the intersection of data transparency, governance, deforestation, land-grabbing, and other critical issues in the Amazon, the Congo Basin, and Southeast Asia

Proposed projects should amplify local voices and have a strong, credible distribution plan to reach diverse audiences and leverage digital media, social networks, and media partnerships. 

This special call is part of our ongoing work under the Rainforest Reporting Grants. If you have extraordinary story ideas that demand attention, we are eager to learn how you can tell them. Learn more about our grants, ambitious rainforest projects, and how to apply by clicking here


Proposed projects should:

  • Be innovative and leverage digital media.
  • Have strong and wide distribution, considering media partnerships and a social media strategy to reach a diverse audience.
  • Demonstrate attention to editing, reporting, and safety standards.
  • Focus on transparency and governance related to rainforest issues.

Projects may involve: data journalism (in-depth analysis and visualization) and digital, multimedia storytelling (audio, photo essays, video stories, infographics, etc.).

Proposals for this special call must be received by April 18, 2024. We accept proposals in English, Portuguese, Spanish, French, and bahasa Indonesia. 

If you want to learn more about the Pulitzer Center environmental unit before applying for a rainforest grant, please join our Ask Me Anything session on Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at 1:00pm GMT. 

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