Duy Linh Tu to Continue Climate Reporting as Pulitzer Center StoryReach Fellow

This grant will support research on climate change and fisheries in New England in collaboration with Boston’s WBUR public radio. 

May 31, 2024

Duy Linh Tu, Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Professional Practice, has been selected as one of nine inaugural Pulitzer Center’s StoryReach U.S. Fellows to continue his focus on climate change and fisheries in New England.

The goal of StoryReach is to provide an exploratory space for Fellows to innovate with peers and the Pulitzer Center team on high-impact projects that combine breakthrough reporting and effective public outreach. Learn more about the initiative on the Pulitzer Center site.

The initiative is a response to the current challenges faced by local and regional outlets across the United States, including the rise in misinformation and erosion of trust in the media. This "engagement lab" is designed to support freelance and staff reporters, in partnership with local newsrooms who value collaboration and audience engagement as much as powerful enterprise reporting.

Teaming up with Boston’s WBUR public radio, Tu showcases the necessary work of non-profit journalists covering issues that may be overlooked or underfunded.  

The collaboration has already produced a two-part series directing attention to the growing number of algal blooms on Cape Cod and how “toxic algae” leads to unacceptable water conditions in and around the Cape.

Journalistic focus on underreported issues such as this is a key way to address challenges faced by regional news outlets across the country. Learn how Tu’s work directly relates to the hands-on curriculum at CJS, and reflects several of the core pillars for CJS2030.