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Pulitzer Center Update April 25, 2024

Pulitzer Center Quarter 1 2024 Highlights

Q1 2024 Highlights

This quarter, the Pulitzer Center supported dozens of reporting projects by journalists in 53 countries, with stories spanning our five focus areas, from peace and conflict, to global health, to artificial intelligence. We amplified stories through engagement initiatives that brought journalism to educators, students, and the public across the United States, Latin America, Africa, Southeast Asia, and around the world. 

More than 130 stories were published across local, national, and global media partners, with Center-supported journalism also featured at film festivals and photography exhibitions. Notable projects revealed how online gig work is fueling Russian surveillance; exposed the Chinese underworld’s ties to the illegal marijuana market in the U.S.; and traced the illegal timber trade across Congo and East Africa. You will find many more stories in this report and on our website. 

The Pulitzer Center’s engagement programs reached thousands of event participants and an audience of 2 million online—through our annual partnership with the D.C. Environmental Film Festival, the third annual 1619 Education Conference, and grants for university educators and researchers implemented in Indonesia and Brazil. We hosted online training for journalists in health reporting, a cross-disciplinary workshop on climate and labor issues in Bangkok, and presented reporting methodologies at numerous conferences. 

As part of our mission to build collaborative networks and communities of learning, we launched exciting new programs: StoryReach U.S., a reporting network offering fellowships to journalists partnered with local and regional U.S. outlets, and the AI Spotlight Series, which will train 1,000 journalists and editors to report on artificial intelligence over the next two years. The first cohort of StoryReach Fellows will report on racial justice, health, and climate issues in various states around the U.S.; the AI Spotlight Series has already generated the interest of hundreds of journalists, editors, and students. 

We’re excited about what 2024 has in store for our mission and our partners, and we are grateful for your support of our work. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating these highlights of an exciting start to the year—read on for more in our Q1 2024 report!