The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication has a “Campus Consortium Partnership” with the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting to nurture quality journalism on climate change, one of the most urgent issues of our time. The partnership offers Yale students support and training to undertake their own reporting projects focused on global warming, and brings journalists reporting on the subject to campus to present their work and meet with students.
Pulitzer Center staff and journalists advise the student throughout the process. Final projects are featured on the Pulitzer Center website. Students are often successful in placing their work in other news-media outlets as well (among them, NPR’s Goats and Soda, Foreign Affairs, The Washington Post, Global Health Now, Huff Post, News Deeply, Nautilus, Mongabay, and The Atlantic). Reporting fellows produce a long form article and/or a multimedia piece, a photo essay, and field note. Specific requirements to be arranged with Pulitzer Center staff. The amount of the fellowship offered is $3,000. In order to cover all costs associated with travel and reporting, the fellowship is often combined with other support.
If you are a current Yale student (undergrad or grad) you are eligible for the climate reporting fellowship. Students graduating in 2022 are eligible as well. Undergraduates Rohan Naik ’18 researched how air pollution in London impacts the city’s most vulnerable residents and Irene Vázquez’ 21 wrote stories of the Black and Indigenous peoples of coastal Louisiana together, highlighting how organizing across difference has led to new horizons for their activism addressing climate change in Big Oil’s Big History.
Please complete this application and submit it by midnight, Friday, January 28, 2022. You will be notified by February 18th.
If you have any questions, contact email@example.com with the subject line “Pulitzer fellowship query.”
Due to COVID-19, the 2022 Fellowship welcomes local story pitches and remote reporting (via Zoom, phone, etc.), in addition to international reporting.