Pulitzer Center inviting Projects on Labor & Climate Issues under Work/Environment Reporting Initiative

Deadline: Ongoing Opportunity

The Pulitzer Center, a nonprofit organization that supports independent global journalism, is now accepting applications for its Your Work/Environment Initiative- a new reporting initiative focused on climate change and its effects on workers and work.

This ambitious initiative, Your Work/Environment, seeks to explore the global climate risks playing out in fields and on factory floors and being discussed in company boardrooms. As the world heats up, what jobs and employment sectors, what factory practices, what sorts of manufacturing–from computer chips to batteries to food production to fast-fashion–are threatened or must change?

What factors will affect work?

Heat, yes. Competition for water, for sure. They want you to reveal the real-world problems of working as temperatures rise, and then tell us much more. Stories that document the impact on labor rights and the livelihoods of some of the world’s most vulnerable workers—including women who are often heads of household—as well as those that document companies that are working on solutions, and which are aiming for sustainability at scale, are of interest.

They encourage stories that help inform the public about the interconnected nature of business, climate, and consumer choices. They welcome stories that explain the policy in real terms and plumb legal suits, when useful.

Funding Information

The grants will be in the range of $10,000-$25,000 per project, depending on the scope and complexity of the project, the media formats involved, and the distribution plan.

Eligibility Criteria
  • They encourage freelance and staff journalists with ambitious enterprise and strong in-depth reporting ideas to apply for Pulitzer Center support to cover the intersection of labor and climate in their communities.
  • They are particularly interested in reporting from regions in Southeast Asia, Europe, Africa, and South America.
  • All types of formats are welcome: print, digital, broadcast TV, radio, and film projects, as well as data and computer-assisted journalism. They encourage vivid, innovative storytelling that can be shared across platforms and in multiple languages.

Please Note: This grant opportunity is now open, and applications will be reviewed on a first-come, rolling basis. They will prioritize proposals that can be completed, including publication, in one-four months.

For more information, visit https://pulitzercenter.org/your-workenvironment