Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Offering Student Fellowship Stipend of $3,000 to Cover International Story
Each year, the Kent State University School of Communication Studies partners with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to offer a fellowship to provide students the opportunity to travel internationally to report on overlooked stories. Students may earn up to $3,000 this year to cover travel and reporting expenses.
Any communication studies undergraduate or graduate student may apply for the fellowship. Applicants should choose an international topic that they are interested in and then the Pulitzer Center staff will help to refine the objective of the story. This opportunity has the potential to satisfy an internship or practicum requirement.
The application is completed online at http://pulitzercenter.org/grants/student-fellows. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 23, and students must also submit:
·A 250-word description of their proposed project
·Travel plans, including cost and duration of stay
Students can use a variety of tactics to help tell their story, including videos, photos, writing and audio supplements. Once the story is completed, there is an opportunity for the story to be published in a magazine or another publication with support from the Pulitzer Center.
Check out the work of previous School of Communication Studies and College of Communication and Information students who have served as Pulitzer Fellows:
·Global communication studies graduate student Daniel Socha’s experience reporting in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2016
·Alumna Anna Hoffman’s experience reporting in Ireland in 2015
·Ph.D. candidate Sonali Kudva’s experience reporting in India in 2009.
“The Pulitzer Center provides an enriching opportunity where students can gain valuable skills and experience for reporting and traveling internationally,” Socha said.
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is an innovative award-winning journalism organization dedicated to supporting overlooked global affairs. The Pulitzer Center supports aspiring storytellers with journalistic independence, integrity and courage. It focuses on broad global crises including environmental consequences, women’s rights, war and government affairs. The Pulitzer Center’s educational programs provides students with fresh insights on global issues, helps to critically think about the role of media and inspires students to become active and outspoken global communication producers.
For more information about Kent State’s School of Communication Studies and its global communication major, visit http://www.kent.edu/comm. For more information about the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, visit http://pulitzercenter.org.