Pulitzer Center Reporting Fellows at Campus Consortium partners pursue independent journalism projects that cover a wide range of critical issues in countries around the world and in the United States. Reporting Fellows benefit from Pulitzer Center mentorship, networking opportunities, and journalism resources. Most importantly, they become part of a vibrant community.
Students and recent graduates of journalism schools, liberal arts colleges, historically Black colleges and universities, state universities, community colleges, and schools of public health sharpen their journalism skills in writing and multimedia, develop analytical thinking and creativity, increase awareness of different global perspectives, and deepen empathy.
Articles, photo essays, video, audio, and data visualizations produced by Reporting Fellows are featured on the Pulitzer Center website and in multiple news outlets, such as The New York Times, Miami Herald, Politico, NPR, The Guardian, Civil Beat, Grist, The Intercept, and Yes!
Meet the 2023 Campus Consortium Fellows From Our Partner Universities
The Pulitzer Center is excited to announce its 2023 cohort of 44 Reporting Fellows. Their projects address some of the most critical and underreported stories in today’s world, including migration, global health, and climate solutions.
Meet Our 2023 Post-Graduate Reporting Fellows
The Pulitzer Center is pleased to announce our 2023 cohort of 12 Post-Graduate Reporting Fellows. This year, the Post-Grad Fellows will report from all over the world, from Mongolia to northern France, Turkey, and Egypt, on topics as varied as education, climate change, migration, and conflict.
"The fellowship program was my first international reporting trip as an aspiring correspondent and I would call it a life-altering experience. It has been the highlight of my graduate school experience. And for this I am forever grateful!"
2019 UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism Reporting Fellow
"The support of the Pulitzer Center made this project possible—without the Pulitzer Center I would not have been able to travel to Panama and report in the field, nor would I have been able to receive the amazing mentorship that allowed me to actually navigate publishing this article in a national outlet."
2023 University of Pennsylvania Reporting Fellow
Interested in becoming a Pulitzer Center Reporting Fellow?
Each Campus Consortium partner has a separate application process and may have additional application requirements that go beyond the application form on the Pulitzer Center website. Please consult with your campus on he deadline, award amount, application process, and additional requirements.
Students from Columbia and Medill journalism schools interested in applying for the Post-Grad Reporting Fellowship Program should consult the career development office or journalism department at their school to learn about the application procedure.
WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR
The Pulitzer Center is interested in reporting projects that focus on topics of global importance, with an emphasis on stories that have gone under-reported in the mainstream American media. We see great value in covering critical issues related to the Pulitzer Center's five focus areas: climate and the environment, global health, peace and conflict, human rights including gender and racial equity, and information and artificial intelligence.
Please email [email protected] for more information. Our Reporting Fellow team—Director Kem Sawyer, Program Manager Libby Moeller, and Program Coordinator Jazmyn Gray—will be happy to answer questions.
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"I am honored to know I am the winner of the SPJ's Mark of Excellence National competition. I was numb for a moment when I read the email from the Pulitzer Center. This recognition means that I have done my part as a writer. As a stateless Rohingya, I never thought I could achieve something like this."
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2021 City Colleges of Chicago Reporting Fellow
“My mentor was everything. Even from other countries he was instrumental in developing my topics into stories. He also supported through editing, building my confidence, and previewing my interview questions. More than anything he made me feel like my project was both worthwhile and doable."
2021 Boston University Reporting Fellow
The Pulitzer Center hosts an annual Campus Consortium Fellows weekend in Washington, D.C., to introduce students (and their professors) to the work of other Fellows, provide an opportunity to network with professional journalists and editors, and further broaden horizons.
[What I liked most about Washington Weekend was] “the community—the opportunity to connect with other fellows, the Pulitzer team, as well as the guest panelists. Everyone was truly so warm and supportive. I feel like I'm walking away with a stronger network and new friends.”
2023 UC Berkeley Reporting Fellow
“I felt so honored to be part of the Washington Weekend and learned so much from outstanding journalists and remarkable human beings. It was an invaluable experience. Thank you once again for this opportunity.”
2023 Climate Science Reporting Fellow, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
REPORTING FELLOW ALUMS
The Pulitzer Center is building a robust alum community. We provide opportunities for alums to share their reporting, deepen their connections, network, mentor others, and stay part of the Pulitzer Center family. Alums also take part in virtual and in-person reunions.
RECENT ALUM HIGHLIGHTS
Former Reporting Fellows Win Overseas Press Club Foundation Awards
January 5, 2024 — Two former Reporting Fellows, Catherine Cartier and Audrey Thibert, won 2024 Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholar Awards. The award is given to young journalists to gain experience in overseas reporting, either through a scholarship or a fellowship in the foreign bureaus of the Associated Press, Reuters, or The Wall Street Journal, among others.
Reporting Fellow's Film ‘Hasta Encontrarlos (Till We Find Them)’ Wins Student Academy Award
September 26, 2023 — 2022 Columbia Journalism Post-Grad Reporting Fellow Jean Chapiro has won a Student Academy Award in the Documentary category for her Center-supported film, Hasta Encontrarlos (Till We Find Them), about a Mexican community's search to find their missing loved ones.
Talks @ Pulitzer Features Reporting Fellows on Fighting Food Insecurity
August 2, 2023 — The Pulitzer Center’s Reporting Fellowship Program hosted a Talks @ Pulitzer panel discussion about the fight against food insecurity in the southeastern United States. The event was moderated by program alum Olivia Diaz and featured work from Reporting Fellow alums Dylan Ortiz and Julia Knoerr.
Reporting Fellow Alum Anton Delgado Reflects on Past, Present, and Future With Pulitzer Center
March 9, 2023 — Now a reporter with the Southeast Asia Globe and a Rainforest Investigations Fellow with the Pulitzer Center, Delgado credits his early experience with international reporting supported by the Pulitzer Center with many of the connections he has today.
Where Are They Now? Reporting Fellow Alums in 2022
November 30, 2022 — Pulitzer Center reporting fellowships have made it possible for college students and recent graduates to explore new territory and tell important stories that impact the world around them, create change, and engage diverse audiences. Now that 2022 is coming to a close, we thought we would check in on our Reporting Fellow alums.
Reporting Fellow Alums Offer Advice to 2021 Class
June 16, 2021 — Five Reporting Fellow alums welcomed the new 2021 Reporting Fellows, discussed their own projects, and shared sound advice and practical tips during a virtual orientation that took place over Zoom the week of June 4.