DEADLINE: Rainforest Investigations Network Reporting Fellowships

Event Date: 
December 20, 2023

The Pulitzer Center, a nonprofit organization that supports independent journalism, is now accepting applications for its Rainforest Investigations Network (RIN) reporting fellowships.

Few stories are more urgent—and global—than the destruction of the planet’s tropical rainforests. The Pulitzer Center’s RIN seeks to create an ecosystem of collaboration among journalists to follow the money and the many illegal practices and legal loopholes that enable industrial-scale deforestation.

The RIN Fellows will work on individual and collaborative reporting projects to systematically probe the drivers of deforestation across the three main rainforest regions: the Amazon, Congo Basin, and Southeast Asia.

We are seeking to recruit experienced investigative journalists in each of the tropical rainforest regions as well as journalists based at global media outlets.

The full-time, yearlong fellowships will cover the reporter’s salary (or part of it, depending on location) and provide additional support for the media outlet that employs the journalist (if on staff), or that agrees to host the Fellow (if a freelancer). Reporting expenses such as travel, consultants and technology can be covered up to US$10,000 during the entire fellowship.

This year we are actively seeking investigations that include, or are tailor-made for, a cross-border approach. Selected candidates will work remotely.

Deadline to apply is Dec 20, 2023.

Details and application.

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