Grantee Profile

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Grants to Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

  • $2,500,000

    2015 (Duration 5 years)

    Journalism & Media

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is a nonprofit journalism organization that supports and disseminates international enterprise reporting. It is a leader among the new generation of noncommercial newsrooms working across media platforms and in collaboration with others to bring important and under-reported stories from around the world to American audiences. MacArthur's unrestricted support enables the Pulitzer Center to fund freelance reporters to pursue in-depth reporting on systemic global issues; place those stories with news outlets that have significant audiences; and create educational materials based on those reports for classroom use. At a time when there is little investment in broad international news coverage (beyond headline events, conflicts and disasters), the Pulitzer Center is filling an important - and expensive - news and information gap, and helping to inform and engage Americans on relevant global issues.

  • $500,000

    2015 (Duration 2 years)

    Journalism & Media

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Pulitzer Center is a leader among the new generation of nonprofit journalism organizations working across media platforms and in collaboration with others to bring important and underrreported stories from around the world to American audiences. The Center enables both experienced and newer foreign correspondents to pursue investigative and explanatory reporting projects around the world through grants and editorial support. It then works with each correspondent to package and pitch his/her report to major news outlets for publication, including The New York Times, Huffington Post, and PRJ's The World. While this model continues to work well, Pulitzer's track record in delivering high quality multi-media international reporting has led some news organizations to seek a partnership that begins earlier in the reporting process so that both organizations can have a role in shaping the story's content and its presentation to audiences (as a print article, photojournalism slide show, documentary video, interactive website, e-book, or some combination). MacArthur funding is helping the Pulitzer Center to launch a $1 million "Catalyst Fund" to support these deeper collaborations.

  • $300,000

    2014 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting is a nonprofit journalism organization that provides small grants to independent journalists to pursue stories that examine the root causes and human impact of climate change, fragile states, labor, water and sanitation, and women and girls in crisis. Today, the Center is one of the largest supporters of independent international journalism, working with some of the most experienced foreign correspondents while also nurturing a new generation of international reporters. This grant provides general support.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting $3,300,000 between 1978 and 2017.

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