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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.

Greece’s Forgotten Child Refugees

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Reporting Fellow alum Divya Mishra reports on how the pandemic has left thousands of unaccompanied minors in Greece without adequate shelter or food.

A Commencement Deferred

Former Pulitzer Center intern Meghana Mysore from Yale University writes about the challenges of graduating remotely and how her own family has come to reexamine and talk about past milestones in life.