2021 General Excellence in Online Journalism, Small Newsroom winner


Delivering Climate, Justice, and Solutions


About the Project

Grist is a nonprofit, independent media organization dedicated to telling stories of climate solutions and a just future. Although we’ve been around for over 20 years, we have recently recommitted ourselves to the type of serious journalism that drives narratives and produces impact.

To that end, we:

  • Built a data journalism unit that has produced custom data models to tell our stories
  • Invested in visual journalists and design partners who have helped us craft interactive, immersive experiences
  • Translated our stories to diverse platforms, taking advantage of the reach and storytelling potential of other channels while staying true to the core narrative
  • Our goal is to spark conversations about climate change among our audience, so in recent months, we built innovative news products that allowed us to make our stories accessible to readers on multiple platforms, to visually break down the scope of climate change and climate policy in legible terms for lay audiences, and use data to show the true extent of environmental degradation.

Some examples:

To support our work, Grist secured funding from, among others, The Pulitzer Center.

And our work has been recognized by

We were recently awarded: