Pulitzer Student Fellowship Will Offer Stipend for International Crisis Reporting
Partnering with Kent State University and the School of Communication Studies, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting annually offers a Student Fellowship which provides students with an opportunity to travel internationally to cover under-reported stories.
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting awards a student a stipend up to $2,000 to help cover the costs of traveling internationally.
Any undergraduate or graduate student may apply for the fellowship. This opportunity has the potential to satisfy an internship or practicum requirement. The application is completed online at http://pulitzercenter.org, and applicants must submit the following by March 24:
- three references,
- a 250-word description of their proposed project and
- travel plans, including cost and duration of stay.
Students are able to use multimedia technology to complete their project, 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.
Read the work of previous College of Communication and Information students who have served as Pulitzer Fellows:
- Global communication studies graduate student Daniel Socha’s experience in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2016,
- Alumna Anna Hoffman’s experience in Ireland in 2015 and
- Ph.D. candidate Sonali Kudva’s experience in India in 2009.
Socha completed his research story on Project Kirotshe, a nonprofit organization that provides funding for youth in the village of Kirotshe and surrounding areas to attend school. He got the opportunity to have one of his stories published on National Public Radio’s (NPR) website. His research efforts also included to help change the image of the Congo and the continent of Africa.
Socha credits his successful research project to his communication studies courses. He said his communication and journalism classes gave him the skills necessary to successfully conduct research and complete his reporting assignment.
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.
Questions about the fellowships should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.