War in Ukraine
With cities under siege, civilians targeted indiscriminately, and a flood of refugees surging into neighboring countries, the Russian invasion of Ukraine will likely dominate the news for much of 2022. But beyond the daily headlines, this is a story that will have far-reaching consequences for liberal democracies around the world. Its impact will be felt for generations and its proper telling will require not only sustained in-depth reporting on the ground, but also close attention over an extended period of time.
The Pulitzer Center has supported dozens of reports on Ukraine, from covering the 2019 election of Ukrainian President Zelensky and the Russian misinformation surrounding the elections, to diving deep into the causes and consequences of the eight-year stalemate in the secessionist regions of Ukraine following the Russian invasion of Crimea.
Pulitzer Center journalists examine the roots of conflict and its connections with many underreported global issues, from mass migration to authoritarianism and kleptocracy. We are eager to fund as much coverage as possible that is as safe as possible and touches on a broad range of topics.
If you are a journalist or newsroom seeking funding for projects covering the conflict and its impact, or need support due to the increased costs that come with reporting safely from conflict zones, please read our Ukraine advisory below and consider submitting a proposal.
If you are a Pulitzer Center reader or donor, please consider making a gift to support our ongoing reporting in the region as well as our efforts to create education resources that contextualize the conflict in Ukraine for students. We are actively looking to increase our funding for this in-depth and urgent reporting.
Ukraine Advisory: We are eager to support in-depth, underreported stories related to the Ukraine invasion. Freelancers, please know that if you will be reporting in Ukraine we will need a firm assignment from outlets agreeing to take full responsibility for your safety and well-being. Please review the ACOS principles. You may include Hostile Environment Training in the budget you submit with your proposal, but please be advised, ultimately we are seeking the appropriate balance of experience, safety training, language skills, and reporting project plans and details. We are also eager to support stories in Ukraine's neighboring countries, some of which at this point might be safer options for freelancers. Thank you and stay safe.