THE Pulitzer Center is accepting applications for its Ocean Reporting Network (ORN) Fellowship.
The network will establish a collaborative ecosystem of journalists around the world that will uncover the harmful and illegal practices of the fishing and extractive industries and systemic threats to marine biodiversity and coastal communities.
At least eight full-time fellows will be selected for the program.
The ORN fellows will work on individual and collaborative reporting projects to probe the drivers of the degradation of the marine environment, as well as the socio-economic impacts.
The year-long fellowship will cover a reporter’s salary.
Journalists with a proven track record of environmental investigations can apply for a remote fellowship.
The Pulitzer Center says, “A healthy ocean is vital to addressing the triple planetary crisis of global warming, pollution, and biodiversity loss.
“Oceans play an essential role in climate regulation: Covering 70% of the planet, they absorb carbon dioxide and heat, and the life within it produces half the oxygen we breathe”.
The deadline for the submission of applications is June 18, 2023. Interested applicants can apply here.
Blessing Otoibhi is a Multimedia Journalist and Anchor host for the News in 60 seconds at The International Center For Investigative Reporting. You can shoot her a mail via Botoibhi@icirnigeria.org or connect on Twitter @B_otoibhi