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The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting: Data Journalism Grants Program

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted July 8, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on August 30, 2020
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Pulitzer Center is eager for proposals that will employ cutting-edge data techniques, as well as embrace collaboration among newsrooms, whether that be across state lines or across national borders.

They encourage proposals that push the envelope in data collection and analysis and make use of advanced data mining techniques, such as machine learning, natural language processing, as well as spatial data analysis, satellite imagery, drones and sensors.

They are seeking compelling data-driven storytelling, based on original data collection and analysis and strong visuals, that has the potential to shape public discourse and hold the powerful accountable.

Eligibility Criteria
1. This opportunity is open to U.S. residents and journalists around the world.
2. They are open to proposals from freelance data journalists, staff journalists, or groups of newsrooms working in collaboration with a data project idea.
3. Pulitzer Center wants to make sure that people from many backgrounds and perspectives are empowered to produce data journalism.
4. Pulitzer Center strongly encourage proposals from journalists and newsrooms who represent a broad array of social, racial, ethnic, underrepresented groups, and economic backgrounds.

Utilize This Offer

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a non-profit organization that supports independent global journalism, is seeking applications for innovative data-driven journalism projects that spotlight under reported issues.

This opportunity is open to all newsrooms and independent journalists anywhere in the world..

Most awards for the international reporting/travel program are between $5,000 and $10,000.

We will select between three to five story proposals for grants in 2020.
We will consider projects of any scope and size. Please choose a team leader to submit the proposal, and submit only one project per journalist, data design team, or newsroom.
We begin reviewing applications as soon as they are received and typically notify applicants within a month if they’re being considered for support.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jul 08, 2020
Jul 08, 2020

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network

Jill Langhus
Jul 10, 2020
Jul 10, 2020

Thanks, Ana.

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jul 10, 2020
Jul 10, 2020

Have a great weekend.
Stay safe.

Jill Langhus
Jul 11, 2020
Jul 11, 2020

You, too, dear! XX