The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is a non-profit leader in sponsoring coverage of under-reported global issues. It has a proven record in placing its projects in major media outlets and extending the reach of these projects through innovative marketing, the Global Gateway educational outreach program, and the use of cutting-edge internet platforms.
The Campus Consortium is a Pulitzer Center initiative aimed at enlisting college and university support to bring the Center's work – and the journalists behind these projects – to campuses across the country.
The challenge: Journalism today is in free fall, an industry pummeled by consolidation, slashed staff and a disappearing audience. The consequences are especially stark in the reduced resources, space and airtime devoted to international news, even as America is more vulnerable than ever to what happens across the globe.
The opportunity: Colleges and universities, key players in fostering debate and engagement on issues of importance, can help bring those issues to life through campus visits by journalists fresh from the field, student use of the Pulitzer Center’s rich array of online resources, and student interaction across participating campuses.
The cost: $10,000 per year for each Campus Consortium participant. Joint sponsorships welcomed.
What it covers:
Journalist Visits: At least two campus visits per academic or calendar year by Pulitzer Center journalist/s inclusive of travel and honoraria for journalists. Single journalist or multiple journalists on related themes per visit. (The Women and Children in Crisis Gateway featured three journalists focusing on Iraq, Nepal and Congo, for example, while the Food Insecurity Gateway featured two to three journalists focusing on Africa, Asia and Central America.)
Mentoring of student liaisons
for on-campus activities in addition to journalists' visits and direct support from Pulitzer Center staff to maximize campus use of Pulitzer’s reporting resources.
At each full Campus Consortium member school, at least one student travel fellowship
of up to $2,000 and the opportunity to work with the Pulitzer Center staff on an international reporting project, with the final product featured on the Pulitzer Center website.
Campus Consortium members have included Boston University, College of William & Mary, Davidson College, Elmhurst College, George Washington University, Kent State University, Ohio University, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Washington University (St. Louis) and Saint John's College (Minnesota).
The Pulitzer Center also has partnered with a host of other colleges and universities to connect students and faculty with Center-supported journalists and the under-reported systemic issues they cover. Among the colleges and universities where events have been held: American University, College of the Holy Cross, Columbia College, Columbia University, Elmhurst College, Georgetown University, Harvard University, Hamilton College, Loyola University, Lynchburg College, Northwestern University, Randolph College, St. Louis University, Stanford University, The College of New Jersey, University of California-Berkeley, University of Chicago, University of Miami, University of Pennsylvania, University of Texas-Austin, University of Virginia, Wellesley College, Westchester Community College, Yale University.
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"We will illuminate dark places and, with a deep sense of responsibility, interpret these troubled times."
JOSEPH PULITZER III (1913-1993)