Deadline: July 15, 2020

The Pulitzer Center is now accepting applications for the Longworth Media Fellowships 2020. The fellowship is a collaboration with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs that aims to promote international reporting by Chicago and Midwestern journalists.

The program was established by a grant from The Clinton Family Fund to honor Richard C. Longworth, a former foreign correspondent and now Distinguished Fellow at the Chicago Council. The grant will fund at least two foreign reporting assignments per year for the next two years, with recipients focusing on global issues that affect Chicago and Midwestern readers and viewers. Recipients can come from either print or broadcast media.

The program will be administered by the Pulitzer Center in Washington, D.C., which has deep experience in this area. The Pulitzer Center already provides direct support for quality journalism, domestic and foreign, leading to hundreds of stories each year.


  • Two $10,000 fellowships will be awarded each year for the next two years to journalists focusing on global issues that affect Chicago and Midwestern readers and viewers.


  • Open to print, broadcast and online journalists based in Chicago or elsewhere in the Midwest.
  • Staff journalists as well as free-lancers are eligible to apply.
  • Field reporting should be from international locations and topics must be timely and of clear interest and importance to Chicago and Midwestern audiences.


Applications must include the following:

  • A description of the proposed project and timeline in no more than 250 words.
  • A preliminary budget estimate, including a basic breakdown of costs for travel, ground transportation, lodging, meals, visas and local reporting partner/translator fees.
  • Distribution plan.
  • Three samples of published work, either print or broadcast.
  • Three professional references. These can be either contact information, or letters of recommendation. The latter is encouraged when letters from interested producers or editors are available.
  • A copy of your curriculum vitae.
  • Applications may also include a more detailed description of project, but this will be considered as optional supplement only. The most important part of the submission is the 250-word summary.

Click here to apply

For more information, visit Longworth Media Fellowships.

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