The Pulitzer Center, a global organization that supports independent, innovative journalism, is now accepting applications for its new Ocean Reporting Network (ORN). 

The network will establish a collaborative ecosystem of journalists around the world. Together, they will uncover the harmful and illegal practices of the fishing and extractive industries, systemic threats to marine biodiversity and coastal communities, and the supply chains facilitating global demand for the ocean’s increasingly dwindling resources. They will build on and expand coverage of chemical and noise pollution, the effects of climate change on the ocean, illegal marine wildlife trafficking, and deep-sea mining, among other issues that deserve attention. 

The Ocean Reporting Fellows will work on individual and collaborative reporting projects to systematically probe the drivers of the degradation of our marine environment, as well as the socioeconomic impacts. They will have the support of a team of experienced editors at the Pulitzer Center, including a dedicated ocean editor, a research editor, and a data editor. We also support our Fellows on storytelling and audience engagement to help their stories reach targeted audiences and maximize impact.


    Journalists with a proven track record of environmental investigations and a solid understanding of ocean issues and the scientific, environmental, social, legal, political and commercial forces at play. 

    Staff or freelance journalists working on various platforms, including print, radio, video, and multimedia. Freelance reporters must have the support of a local or international newsroom that agrees to host them and publish the work they produce during the Fellowship.  

    Team players with the experience and ability to work collaboratively across newsrooms and borders.

    Reporters willing to participate in outreach activities related to their investigations, such as events at schools and universities.


    A statement of purpose: how this Fellowship fits in your career path and why you are best positioned to be an Ocean Reporting Fellow. You may also include how collaboration with journalists from other regions can benefit your investigations or how you can assist them. (500 words)

    A project proposal describing the most ambitious ocean story you seek to pursue during your fellowship. Please do not propose general themes but concrete investigative projects that aim to uncover systemic wrongdoing/abuse. By the time you apply, you are expected to have already done pre-reporting to determine the project's scope, feasibility, and novelty. A compelling, well-researched project proposal with a reporting plan will help you stand out among hundreds of applicants. (800 words)

    Three examples (links or files) of in-depth stories you have published in the past three years.

    A plan on how to engage the communities affected by the issue of your reporting and the decision-makers that might use your reporting to improve regulation or business practices. 

    A letter of support from your media employer or a newsroom that has agreed to host you as a Pulitzer Center Fellow and publish your work.

    Three professional references: candidates should submit letters of recommendation or the contacts of their references.

    A copy of your résumé or curriculum vitae.


Applications for the Fellowships are due Sunday, June 18, at 23:59 EDT (U.S. Eastern Time).

Candidates shortlisted are expected to be interviewed at the beginning of July and start the 12-month Fellowship period by July 17th.

If you have questions about ORN, please write to Jessica Aldred - and Gustavo Faleiros -

Applications should be sent in English. Still, work samples in other languages will be accepted.

The Pulitzer Center's AI Accountability Fellowships is recruiting six to eight journalists from anywhere in the world to report on the impacts of algorithms and automated systems in their communities.

In its first year, the Fellowship supported 10 Fellows to report in 10 countries.The 2022 cohort of AI Accountability Fellows reported on themes crucial to equity and human rights, such as AI in hiring, surveillance, social welfare, policing, migration, and border control. 

The 10-months-long Fellowship starts in September and it provides each journalist up to $20,000 to pursue 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 related to the impact of AI in society, this year we are also placing special emphasis on certain topics. We are seeking to support at least one project that examines the intersection of AI and conflict, war, and peace. 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 July 1, 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. 

Diversify Photo and the Pulitzer Center are pleased to open applications for the third year of the Eyewitness Photojournalism Grant. This grant aims to tell visual stories about and by photojournalists from historically underrepresented communities.

We invite photojournalists to submit proposals for stories that focus on and explore the systemic and underreported issues in our communities, including but not limited to racial justice, climate change, environmental justice, gender equality, and human rights. Eyewitness Photojournalism Grant is extended to photojournalists worldwide, with a preference for journalists working within their own local communities. 

Grants of $3,000 will be awarded to three applicants to support their visual reporting projects. As part of this year's program, recipients will also have the opportunity to be mentored by other visual and photojournalists. 

We are still seeking news media partners to collaborate with us on the distribution of selected work.

Applications will open starting on May 5, 2023, and will close on June 30, 2023.

  • Applicants must be independent photojournalists from anywhere in the world, and applicants are strongly encouraged to apply with a letter of commitment from a news outlet with significant reach.
  • In addition to DPxPC funding, we expect news outlets to contribute to the cost of reporting these stories.
  • Applications must be received in English. There is no application fee.

The deadline for applications is June 30, 2023, at 11:59 pm (Eastern Time).

About Diversify Photo

Our partner Diversify Photo is a community of BIPOC and non-western photographers, editors, and visual producers working to break with the predominantly colonial and patriarchal eye through which history and the media have recorded the images of our time. Their curated database is used by editors at major media outlets seeking to expand their talent rosters. 

About the Pulitzer Center

The Pulitzer Center, founded in 2006 and based in Washington, DC, has become a major source of support for enterprise reporting on global issues — and an innovative leader in working with schools and universities to bring those issues into classrooms everywhere.

The Center now supports over 150 reporting projects a year. Its work with the Associated Press covering the war in Yemen won a Pulitzer Prize for international reporting. The Center's projects have been among the winners each of the past three years at the RFK Awards and the Overseas Press Club; the Center itself has been recognized for best online reporting by the National Press Foundation, the National Press Club, and the Society of Professional Journalists.

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COVID-19 ADVISORY: Given the severe travel restrictions in place, please hold off on submitting proposals unless you have a high degree of confidence that the project field work can be completed relatively soon and without risking your safety and the safety of others.
Many governments are advising Indigenous or other isolated communities about the particular risk that the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) poses to them. In line with efforts to protect the health of these communities and given the risk that visitors may pose, we will not be accepting proposals for projects that involve travel to Indigenous, traditional, or isolated communities until the crisis ends. We will announce when these proposals may resume and encourage you to contact with any questions.

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