On Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at 10am MST/12pm EST, join a virtual conversation featuring Pulitzer Center grantees Eliza Barclay, Juliana Mori, and Fredrick Mugira, moderated by the Pulitzer Center’s Rainforest Journalism Fund Manager Nora Moraga-Lewy. The webinar is part of Journalism Under Fire, an annual conference started in 2018 by the Santa Fe Council on International Relations.
For this panel, “Covering Environmental Crises through Innovation and Collaboration,” the Pulitzer Center will bring together three journalists from around the globe to “share their work and insights on how journalism has responded to the complexity, scale, timeline, and high stakes of environmental crises, as well as discuss a way forward,” according to the conference.
Barclay oversees Vox.com's health, science, energy, and environmental coverage. As a Pulitzer Center grantee, Barclay contributed to These Trees Are Climate Superheroes, a Vox multimedia project focused on three tree species found in Brazil, Indonesia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo and how they regulate and interact with the global climate and weather patterns thousands of miles away.
Mori is a co-founder of InfoAmazonia, an independent media outlet that covers the tropical forest across the nine Amazon countries through maps, data, and geolocalized reports. Mori has worked on two Pulitzer Center-supported projects through its Rainforest Journalism Fund: Land of Resistants—Threatened Indigenous People and Communities in the Brazilian Amazon and, most recently, Suffocated Amazon.
Mugira is a Ugandan water and climate change journalist and co-founder of InfoNile, a geo-journalism platform that maps data on water issues in the Nile River basin. He also heads Water Journalists Africa, a network of over 700 journalists in 50 African countries who report on water. As a Pulitzer Center grantee, Mugira has covered foreign government land grabs in the Nile basin and how the coronavirus pandemic exacerbates the region’s water crisis.
Moraga-Lewy oversees the Pulitzer Center's Rainforest Journalism Fund, which supports focused reporting on the tropical rainforests in the Amazon, the Congo Basin, and Southeast Asia. Those projects are now highlighted within the newly launched Rainforest Journalism Fund website. Before joining the Pulitzer Center, Moraga-Lewy worked as a research associate at the Environmental Law Institute. She holds a master’s in environmental management from Yale University.