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Pulitzer Center AI Reporting Grants (Global South)

Organisation: Pulitzer Center

Status: Open

  • Grant
  • Mis- and Disinformation

Funding Size: N/A

Deadline: Ongoing

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    – They particularly welcome applications from the Global South and seek reporting from Africa, Latin America and South and South East Asia. They are also interested in receiving proposals for collaborative reporting projects by teams of reporters working on AI accountability stories.
    – Grants are open to all journalists: writers, photographers, radio producers, and filmmakers; staff journalists as well as freelancers.
    – They support veteran reporters who have been widely published, but also back younger applicants who are looking for help to jumpstart their careers. A diversity of voices— gender, ethnicities, backgrounds and nationalities—is important to them.
    – Applications must be received in English.
    – Some applicants get a grant on their first try; others have to work harder at it. One applicant who was twice rejected kept coming back and eventually went on to do a dozen different projects with Pulitzer Center support.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: Africa, Latin America and South and South East Asia
  • Application language: English

The Pulitzer Center is now accepting applications for its reporting initiative focused on AI technologies and their impact on society.

This is a reporting grant to cover the hard costs of in-depth reporting projects.

What are they looking for?

  • They welcome in-depth stories that explore with nuance how AI systems are designed, sold and deployed in communities around the world. They value reporting that centers on the people that are directly impacted by automated systems, as well as solutions-oriented stories. They encourage applications for all formats of reporting and also on lesser reported topics, including:
    – AI industry supply chains
    – Procurement processes for algorithmic and surveillance systems
    – Environmental impacts of AI
    – AI & disinformation networks
    – AI warfare
    – AI transparency and governance

See here to learn more and apply.

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