War Stories, Peace Stories (WSPS), in partnership with the Pulitzer Center, invites journalists working from any platform to pitch a project focused on an underreported nonviolent response or peace effort in an international conflict area. WSPS seeks pitches that illuminate peace efforts, nonviolent resistance, and reconciliation in areas of international conflict or extremism. They are interested in stories that capture the drama of peace negotiations, nonviolent protest and resistance, or community efforts to prevent violence and preserve peace.
War Stories, Peace Stories (WSPS) and the Pulitzer Center are looking for stories that help us understand nonviolent solutions to conflict, of ordinary people and communities working for peace in high-conflict areas, of emerging leaders attempting to realize their vision for peace. They are also looking for stories that will capture the imagination of editors at leading news outlets—and of the audiences they serve. WSPS seeks to encourage greater reporting on peace efforts and nonviolent resistance around the world and to inspire a wider range of approaches to conflict reporting.
Live Pitch Event
Winners are expected to participate in the live pitch that is part of the WSPS Symposium and will be provided a stipend for travel expenses for the April 11, 2018 event.
Each winner will receive a grant of $5,000-20,000 to fund the development of their story (with amount dependent on budget for travel and related costs submitted to the Pulitzer Center).
- Open to journalists of any nationality;
- Writers, photographers, radio and podcast producers and filmmakers; staff journalists as well as freelancers are eligible to apply.
- All application documents must be written in English;
- Members of the WSPS advisory board and production team are not eligible to apply.
Deadline: March 1, 2018 at 11:59pm EST
- Three finalists will be announced on March 20;
- Awards will be announced live at the April 11, 2018 WSPS Symposium.
Read more at Pitching for Peace Competition website.