We invite educators supporting student instruction in grades 4-12 to apply to be a member of Pulitzer Center's first Teacher Advisory Council. 

The Information and AI Teacher Advisory Council will center K-12 teachers and students as a critical audience for reporting on Information and Artificial Intelligence (AI), identify the barriers that exist for teachers and students hoping to engage with our in-depth AI accountability stories, and produce resources that support engagement with AI journalism for a range of teachers and students. 

Council members will participate in five evening workshops to explore underreported news stories about Information and Artificial Intelligence, connect with Pulitzer Center-supported journalists reporting on AI accountability, and use Pulitzer Center education frameworks as tools in their collaborative discussions about the opportunities and challenges for K-12 classrooms seeking to engage with reporting on Information and AI. As part of the workshops, teachers will use data from audience research and reporting from the Pulitzer Center’s AI Accountability Network to develop tools and strategies for K-12 educators to engage students in reporting on AI Accountability, cultivate critical thinking and media literacy skills, and inspire empowered action. Educators will implement these tools and strategies in their classrooms, ultimately presenting their learning in a public-facing panel in the fall of 2024. Resources created through the program will be free and accessible to other teachers through the Pulitzer Center website, and will be shared with educators engaging with AI reporting through the virtual visit program. 

Council members  will support Pulitzer Center staff members in crafting a programmatic vision for the K-12 Teams’ strategic outreach around Information and Artificial Intelligence by engaging with the following guiding questions:

  • In what ways does reporting on Information and AI align with broader themes, ideas, and questions explored in K-12 classrooms?
  • In what ways are teachers and students struggling to access or understand reporting around Information and AI? 
  • What tools and strategies can we develop to support exploration and analysis of a broad range of Pulitzer Center reporting on AI and Technology?
  • What strategies do journalists use to question, investigate and advance the conversation about  AI accountability and how can educators leverage these strategies to empower student voice?
  • How can teachers and students provide feedback to journalists reporting underreported Information and AI stories?
  • How can underreported stories inspire students to reflect on their own lives and histories, cultivate curiosity, and evaluate how their lives connect to the lives of others?

Applications are due Wednesday, July 24, 2024.

Upon successful completion of the program, Council Members will be provided with...

  • $300 stipend
  • Pulitzer Center Advisory Council digital badge
  • Certificate for 10 professional learning units (PLUs)

Please click here to review the complete grant program details, eligibility criteria, and timeline before applying.

The Pulitzer Center is committed to making real, measurable progress on diversity, equity and inclusion in all of our programs and partnerships. Please review our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement for more information on our commitments. Educators from historically marginalized backgrounds, and/or educators who are teaching students from historically marginalized backgrounds, are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Pulitzer Center's AI Accountability Fellowships is recruiting eight to ten journalists from anywhere in the world to report on the impacts of algorithms and automated systems in their communities. We encourage journalists from the Global South and from communities that are underrepresented in the media to apply. 

Launched in 2022, the AI Accountability Fellowships have so far supported 18 journalists from five different continents. Previous Fellows reported on a vast range of in-depth stories that gives us a nuanced look at the real-life consequences of AI technologies. Their reporting has triggered policy reforms, sparked official inquiries, and inspired college newspapers to start their own investigations and student poets to examine AI accountability

The 10-months-long Fellowship starts in September 2024. Journalists selected as AI Accountability Fellows will be provided up to $20,000 to pursue their reporting projects. Funds can be used to pay for records requests, travel expenses, data analysis, and stipends, among other costs. In addition, the Fellows will have access to mentors from different fields and relevant training with a group of peers that will help strengthen their reporting projects.

While we welcome projects on a broad range of issues, this year we are also placing special emphasis on certain topics. We are seeking to support at least one project on transparency and governance in relation to AI. This includes projects that follow the money across borders; shed light on opaque and harmful AI supply chains; or report on legislation, business practices, and organizations that exacerbate the lack of accountability and transparency of AI systems. In partnership with Digital Witness Lab at Princeton University, we are also recruiting one project that focuses on the role the messaging platform WhatsApp plays in influencing public discourse in a particular community

Journalists need to apply with a reporting project they wish to pursue during their Fellowship. We encourage enterprise and accountability projects that use a variety of approaches—from data analysis, to records requests, and shoe-leather reporting—and delve into the real-world impact of algorithms on policy, individuals, and communities.
The deadline for submissions is August 10, 2023, 11:59pm EST. Please use this form to submit your application. We encourage you to include findings from your pre-reporting and submit your application early. We will schedule interviews with finalists on a rolling basis. 

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