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Speaking Out on Coronavirus

All of us at the Pulitzer Center have transitioned to working remotely, while our Campus Consortium partners have migrated to online distance learning. We’re thankful for our ability to stay connected, and yet our flexibility is being tested—daily, hourly, and minute-by-minute. 

For the Pulitzer Center team, Reporting Fellows, Alums, and the university community alike, the transition is a unique one that presents challenges. What does life during a pandemic look like? What's it like to shelter in place or practice social distancing? What are the long-term effects? How do we face the fear and uncertainty? And what makes us laugh? We decided to seek those answers.

Below, members of the Pulitzer Center and the Campus Consortium reflect, report, and record their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you are a member of the Pulitzer Center or the Campus Consortium (or an alum) we welcome your contributions! They may be sent to reportingfellows[at]pulitzercenter.org.

Project image: Carbondale High School sits empty. This comes after Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker delivered a mandate shuttering schools to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus starting March 17, 2020. Image by Brian Munoz. United States, 2020.

Eye Rise Films Presents the 'COVID Chronicles'

Stranded in London during the pandemic-induced lockdown, film directors Frederick Bernas and Ana Gonzalez produced the "Covid Chronicles," a series of documentary shorts featuring a young doctor on the frontlines and a volunteer worker.

Pickled Limes

Filmmaker Kalyanee Mam reflects on how her family has used food to heal and sustain themselves, from their time in Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge regime to their current experiences with COVID-19.