Projects and Countries
From January 1, 2018 - June 30, 2018, the Pulitzer Center published 56 reporting projects from 42 countries.
201 stories were published in 84 news outlets and on the Pulitzer Center website.
Awards and Recognition
- Pulitzer Projects Place First in 2018 World Press Photo Contest
- Hal Boyle Award for Best Newspaper Reporting and Five Runners Up in Overseas Press Club Awards
- 'Inside Putin's Russia' Wins Peabody Award
- Grantee Sim Chi Yin Honored with 2018 Getty Images and Chris Hondros Fund Award
- Grantee James Whitlow Delano Received Honorable Mention in 2017 INN Impact Photo Awards
- Ben Mauk Wins 2018 Spur Award for 'States of Decay' Story
- Pulitzer Grantees Honored for Data Journalism Excellence
- Pulitzer Center Grantees Win RFK Grand Prize, Print, and New Media Awards
- SPJ Selects Seven Student Fellows as Mark of Excellence Regional Award Finalists
- Pulitzer Grantees' Project 'Finding Home' Wins Two Murrow Awards
- Pulitzer Center Grantees Win APME Award
- Pulitzer Center Grantee Wins SOPA Award for Excellence in Reporting on Women's Issues
- Daniella Zalcman Wins Canadian National Magazine Award Gold Cover Grand Prix
Social Media Engagements
As part of World Refugee Day, the Pulitzer Center participated in Women Deliver's #Humanitarian4Her campaign bringing attention to female refugees. The translator for TIME's "Finding Home" series, Abeer Albadawi, herself a Syrian refugee, took over the Pulitzer Center's Twitter account for one hour to tell her story.
Since March 2018, nine Pulitzer Center grantees participated in a week-long takeover of our Instagram account. They are: Tonmoy Bhaduri, Tomaso Clavarino, Sara Hylton, Annalisa Merelli, Pat Nabong, Louie Palu, Elham Shabahat, David Maurice Smith, and Taylor Weidman.
Education and Outreach
Through the first half of 2018, the Pulitzer Center education and outreach teams coordinated 347 K-12 and university classroom visits, Skype sessions, and public events in 12 states, and the District of Columbia.
- Face-to-face engagement with 11,086 students and members of the public
- Average engagement time: 115 mins
Beyond War: Causes of Conflict, Prospects for Peace
Our special 2018 conference showcased Pulitzer Center reporting on conflict transformation and peacebuilding.
- Highlights from the conference
- Over 450 journalists, editors, policy-makers, academics, NGOs, students, and business leaders attended the Pulitzer Center's conference at the National Press Club
- 100 percent of survey respondents said they want to come back next year
- Over 80 percent reported being “very satisfied” with the conference overall
- The majority of respondents also said they made connections that will be useful, are likely to make changes in their practice based on what they learned, and learned about an issue they were otherwise unaware of.
Fighting Words: Poetry as a Response to Conflict
- 31 workshops for over 800 students in DC, Maryland, and North Carolina
- Teachers independently guided student writing across the United States and in at least 4 countries
- About 450 submissions to the Fighting Words Poetry Contest
- Winners and finalists published on the Pulitzer Center website
"Many of my students learned about issues in the world that they knew little about beforehand, or had just a superficial knowledge. They read or watched several of the articles and documentaries before deciding on an issue that spoke to them, and most worked far harder than a class assignment might call for--they became invested...Weaving serious news with creativity and poetry challenged my students intellectually, while fostering empathy and imagination. This was an incredible experience, and I am thankful for it."
– Kate F., high school teacher in Santa Clara, CA