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Ask Me Anything: Our Work/Environment

Event Date:

March 22, 2024 | 8:00 AM EDT TO 9:00 AM EDT
Ask Me Anything: Our Work/Environment event Mar 22, 2024 8:00 AM


Our Work/Environment is a Pulitzer Center reporting grant supporting journalists who report on the intersection of climate change, labor rights, and industry. We are interested in hearing from workers and employers who see climate change directly affecting their workplaces, and we want to know their solutions. We want to hear from communities about how rising temperatures affect their livelihoods and economic sustainability. Will jobs disappear? What are the greatest risks: heat, flooding, drought? Are unions, companies, or governments seeking real-life solutions?

Please join us on Friday, March 22, 2024, at 8:00am EST for an Ask Me Anything webinar and the chance to learn more about the Our Work/Environment grant from the Pulitzer Center Editorial team.



Christine Spolar has been a journalist for decades, working as a writer, correspondent, and editor on investigations and in conflict zones. She was the Washington Post correspondent in Bosnia and Eastern Europe during the Balkans wars, the Chicago Tribune bureau chief in Baghdad during the Iraq war, and has worked as a writer and editor on investigations staffs at major U.S. and U.K. news organizations. She started the investigation team at the Financial Times in London, was the international business editor for The New York Times in London, and was the executive editor of Kaiser Health News in Washington, D.C. Early in her career, she worked on the Washington Post investigations team, then headed by Bob Woodward, and later produced award-winning investigations at CBS’s 60 Minutes II.

At the Financial Times, she edited investigations on money laundering and cyber security and, with Pulitzer Center funding, a deep dive into global land grabs. During the pandemic, she worked on "Lost on the Frontline," an accounting of COVID-19 deaths in the United States, a project by Kaiser Health News and The Guardian.

She most recently has reported on firearm harm in the United States and, in 2020, she covered the U.S. presidential campaign from the battleground state of Pennsylvania. She continues to write for Kaiser Health News and work for other major publications.

Spolar has taught at Georgetown University, American University, and the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. She was a Fulbright professor in Slovenia. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Medill School, where she was editor-in-chief of the Daily Northwestern and a Dow Jones fellow. She earned a master’s degree at Ohio State University through the Kiplinger Fellowship, where she first studied statistics. She has studied mapping and coding at Goldsmiths University in London.

Miguel Ángel Dobrich is a journalist, educator, and digital entrepreneur based in Montevideo, Uruguay. He is the CEO of Dobcast, a network of podcasts and a premium content YouTube channel for the Spanish-speaking world, and the founder and editor-in-chief of Amenaza Roboto, a science and technology news website operated by Dobcast Media.

Dobrich is a 2022 Oxford Climate Journalism Network alumnus, a 2018 Tow-Knight Fellow, and an Online News Association member.

He has taught classes at UDELAR (University of the Republic), UCU (Catholic University of Uruguay), and CLAEH (Latin American Center for Human Studies). He has been invited to give lectures at Miguel Hernández University (Spain), Feevale University (Brazil), and the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

As an academic, in 2022, he won the most prestigious applied research fund in Uruguay: the Fondo María Viñas.


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