Want to be paid to report overseas next summer on a story of your own?
One lucky Hunter Journalism student will be able to do just that in 2020. That’s because each year a Hunter student is selected for a summer reporting fellowship from the Pulitzer Center, which then provides $3,000 to cover an under-reported global story from outside the United States.
In 2019, Hunter journalism student Audrey Henson traveled to Japan to report on dementia treatments. The previous year, student Kadia Goba won the grant to report on environmental sustainability issues in Sierra Leone and later had her work published in Pacific Standard magazine.
And in 2017, journalism student Amy Russo was awarded the fellowship to report on the plight of children refugees arriving in Sweden. Russo’s resulting report was later published in the prestigious journal Foreign Affairs.
Get to work on your project over the holidays, as the deadline to submit your application to Hunter Journalism judges is Feb. 28.
The Pulitzer Center, a leading journalism organization with deep experience covering global issues, offers the annual fellowship through a campus consortium that includes Hunter College.
The fellowship is designed to encourage students to investigate and illuminate stories that are often overlooked, and offers students the opportunity to work with the Pulitzer Center staff on the project.
In addition, the center hosts an annual fellows weekend in Washington, D.C., to expose students to the work of other fellows, provide an opportunity to network with professional journalists and editors, and further broaden horizons.
Details about the Hunter judging process will be shared at the start of the spring term. Meanwhile, feel free to contact Journalism Program Director Sissel McCarthy at firstname.lastname@example.org or Journalism Internship Coordinator Adam Glenn at email@example.com to discuss your proposals.