The 2021 Pulitzer Fellowship has a new focus but will still be awarded to one lucky Hunter College student journalist. You can learn more at a Pulitzer Fellowship Information Session on Wednesday, Dec. 2 from 1-2 p.m. on Zoom at https://huntercollege.zoom.us/j/3694447902.
The Pulitzer Center normally supports in-depth, high impact reporting on overlooked topics of global importance, but with the pandemic restricting travel abroad, it is now prioritizing domestic or international stories that can be told without much travel.
The Hunter student selected for the summer reporting fellowship in 2021 will still receive funding and support to cover an under-reported global or domestic story.
In 2019, Hunter journalism student Audrey Henson traveled to Japan to report on dementia treatments. The previous year, Kadia Goba won the grant to report on environmental sustainability issues in Sierra Leone and published her story in Pacific Standard magazine.
And in 2017, journalism student Amy Russo was awarded the fellowship to report on the plight of child refugees arriving in Sweden. Russo’s report was published in the prestigious journal Foreign Affairs.
Please come to the information session to learn more and get a jump start on your proposal over the holidays, as the deadline to submit your application is Friday, Feb. 26.
The Pulitzer Center offers the annual grant 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., where students share their work with other fellows and meet with professional journalists and editors.
Please contact Journalism Program Director Sissel McCarthy at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.