The program expects the usual fellowship application process to be renewed next year.
The award will recognize one outstanding work of local or regional science journalism with a $5,000 prize.
The journalists will delve into an array of issues, including racial bias and race-based health disparities, institutional responses to Covid-19, and the myriad impacts of climate change.
In light of concerns related to the Covid-19 pandemic, the program will defer its academic fellowships to 2021-22, awarding up to 20 project fellowships in the interim.
As the world combats the spread of Covid-19, science journalism’s role in maintaining a safe, well-informed public has never been more vital. A number of organizations around the world have responded by announcing grants to support independent journalists and newsrooms in their efforts to cover the pandemic and its social impacts. There are grants for […]
Judges lauded “Ahead of the Fire” for its rigorous reporting, compelling storytelling, and inventive data journalism. “They pushed the envelope,” said one panel member. “It took what was not only an Arizona issue and a California issue and explained why it was relevant to everyone in the country.”