The remains of a large cargo ship marooned on the dried-out seabed of Lake Urmia. Image by Ako Salemi. Iran, 2016.
September 30, 2016 / Vox
Ako Salemi, Yochi Dreazen

One of Iran's best known lakes is disappearing. These photos show what's left behind as the waters recede.

Gambian migrants travel deeper into the Darien Gap by boat. Image by Jason Motlagh. 2016.
September 13, 2016 / SBS: Dateline
Jason Motlagh

Dateline journeys through one of the world’s most dangerous jungles, a route populated by drug traffickers, bandits and migrants searching for a new beginning.

August 11, 2016 / The New York Times
Scott Anderson, Paolo Pellegrin

Scott Anderson's foreword to "Fractured Lands," from the August 14, 2016 issue of The New York Times Magazine.

Au pairs walk back to the train after shopping at Loppemarked
August 1, 2016 / Rappler
Ana P. Santos, Allison Shelley

How do you go on a cultural exchange program and end up a pregnant undocumented migrant?

Published and Broadcast

Reports by Pulitzer Center journalists for print, online and broadcast news outlets
A Hui Chinese man at one of the Sufi shrines in Lanzhou, northwestern China. Image by Alice Su. China, 2016.
October 21, 2016 / ChinaFile Alice Su
How does the Chinese Communist Party interact with Hui minority Muslims?
A Tata Steel worker checks the temperature of the one of the plant's seven blast furnaces during an afternoon. Image by Michael Henninger. India, 2016.
October 20, 2016 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Daniel Moore
Life in Jamshedpur, founded a century ago as the "steel city" of India, embodies both India's industrial prowess and its challenges with changing energy production and limiting resource consumption.
The three hosts on stage during the opening ceremony of the 15th Pyongyang International Film Festival. A sculpted dove in the top left signifies the festival's mission of peace. Image by Laya Maheshwari. North Korea, 2016.
October 19, 2016 / The New York Times Laya Maheshwari
The Pyongyang International Film Festival gave outsiders a rare chance to mix with North Koreans while watching features promoting approved ideology.

Untold Stories

Reports from the field - an exclusive channel of Pulitzer Center reporting
An NTCL barge and tug on the Mackenzie River. Image by Brian Castner. Canada's Northwest Territories, 2016.
October 19, 2016
Brian Castner
After 80 years of service, the Mackenzie River barges succumb to changing economics and climate.
University of Michigan students gather at the Bangu Women's Complex in Rio de Janeiro
October 17, 2016 Kate Toporski
Thousands of Brazilian mothers and their children are separated each year due to prison service and sentencing. A look inside one of Brazil's nursery prisons.
A mother in Bona in southern Ethiopia (right) underwent female genital mutilation as a young woman
October 14, 2016 Amy Yee
Snapshots of Ethiopians who have participated in KMG's community conversations and changed their minds about female genital mutilation and stopped the long-standing practice.


Reporting projects commissioned by the Pulitzer Center
A technician records data on seeds germinated in a lab at ICARDA's facility in Lebanon. Image by Jacob Russell. Lebanon, 2016.
Jennifer Duggan, Jacob Russell
A research center is rebuilding their seed collection in Lebanon after fleeing Aleppo in Syria. Their collection is of vital importance for global food security in a changing climate.
At Philips Lighting in India, Priya Mishra is an engineer pushing for efficiency in a country rapidly consuming resources. Philips markets light emitting diode, or LED, lighting for homes, businesses and city streets. LED technology uses far less energy to produce the same amount of light, extending the life of the bulb, saving money on power bills and lessening dependence on the electric grid. Image by Michael Henninger. India, 2016.
Daniel Moore, Michael Henninger
How India is emerging as a proving ground for clean power as the country pledges to electrify rural areas.
Image by Mark Olalde. South Africa, 2016.
Mark Olalde
More than 6,000 abandoned mines pierce South African soil, and the nation is now left to deal with the environmental and social rehabilitation from what was once its most important industry.


Gateways contain multiple Pulitzer Center reporting projects that focus on a single issue
This Gateway provides compelling material related to the role of women in society and the impact of industrialization and international development on women, children, and families.
The world's oceans are vital to the planet's health—and ours. How is this resource managed now and what are its prospects for the future?
Pulitzer Center journalists examine emerging nuclear threats, from an alarming new arms race between India and Pakistan to the competition between the U.S. and Russia on nuclear exports.


Global Gateway inspires students to become active consumers and producers of news and information
October 24, 2016
Nick Shindo Street
Europe's extremist Muslim fringe dominates headlines, but progressive artists and activists on the "other Muslim fringe" are at the forefront of efforts to shape the future of Islam in Europe.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Mark Johnson greets Syrian refugee children in the Zaatari refugee camp about 90 minutes north of Amman, Jordan.
October 24, 2016 Mark Johnson
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Mark Johnson discusses his reporting project, "The Healing," on the efforts of a Syrian-born pediatric neurologist to help refugees from Syria who are stuck in the...
Amy Maxmen speaks with children suffering from Konzo in Kahemba, DRC
October 18, 2016 Neil Brandvold
Photojournalist Neil Brandvold investigates the paralytic disease Konzo that has inflicted polio-life symptoms on thousands of the most impoverished people in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Campus Consortium

Our Campus Consortium initiative forges dynamic relationships with colleges and universities
The collaboration combines Johns Hopkins’ deep bench of top public health experts with the Pulitzer Center’s extensive experience supporting global health reporting for leading news outlets.
American University offers a balance between class time and career-advancing experience in Washington, D.C., and beyond.
Affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY), Westchester Community College continues its tradition as "Veteran Friendly Campus" and offers new Communications & Journalism Innovation Lab.
Boston University is one of the Consortium partners that has experimented with diverse ways of linking Pulitzer Center journalists with BU students, faculty and the broader community.


News and views from the Pulitzer Center team
October 19, 2016 Libby Allen, Jin Ding
The Pulitzer Center's 2016 student fellows gathered at the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C. to celebrate for the annual Washington Weekend.
October 18, 2016 Evey Wilson, Libby Allen
Grantees, student fellows, industry and education partners joined the Pulitzer Center team to celebrate our 10th anniversary on October 8, 2016.
October 24, 2016
First university partner in Texas joins expanding Pulitzer Center network, aims to provide student journalists with immersive experiences about urgent global issues.