July 9, 2015

The Catalyst Fund is designed to foster strategic partnerships with major news outlets in support of freelance journalists.

June 15, 2015 / Harper's
Sarah A. Topol

Ukraine's history of foreign conquest, most recently Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014, precludes any clear sense of Ukrainian identity. Could nationalism help mend Ukraine's sectarian violence?

June 4, 2015 / Science Magazine
Heather Pringle

As encounters with indigenous Amazonian peoples in Brazil grow more frequent, Brazil's National Indian Foundation (FUNAI) and the Brazilian Government work to ensure these groups' survival and health...

May 31, 2015 / The New York Times
Sarah Weiser

In the 1960s, fears of overpopulation sparked campaigns for population control. But whatever became of the population bomb?

Published and Broadcast

Reports by Pulitzer Center journalists for print, online and broadcast news outlets
July 30, 2015 / PBS NewsHour Daniel Sagalyn, Jamie McIntyre
Maintaining a ship like the USS Pennsylvania, a nuclear submarine on active patrol in the Pacific, takes coordination. A PBS NewsHour crew witnesses a rarely seen resupply of the stealth warship.
July 30, 2015 / The Guardian | Global Development Claire Provost
Hundreds of millions of dollars in funding from the World Bank’s private lending arm were used to expand industrial farms amid mounting concern about environmental impacts.
July 28, 2015 / Fourthwall Books Jack Shenker
When South African police opened fire on striking miners at Marikana in 2012, the world saw an ugly side of the country's leadership. Can post-apartheid South Africa claim "liberation?"

Untold Stories

Reports from the field - an exclusive channel of Pulitzer Center reporting
July 28, 2015
Jack Shenker
Jack Shenker and Jason Larkin produced "Platinum" to reach the people in South Africa's platinum belt whose experiences and political struggles formed the basis of their reporting.
July 24, 2015 Anna Hoffman
For many in Ireland, inadequate education in school left them without the ability to speak their own language. What's left is a longing for their culture and a sense of guilt.
July 22, 2015 Jon Cohen, Malcolm Linton
Transgender women in Tijuana have little access to sexual health services, and HIV infection rates are among the highest seen in any community.


Reporting projects commissioned by the Pulitzer Center
Image by Daniel Sagalyn.
Daniel Sagalyn, Jamie McIntyre
The Pentagon plans to replace the current nuclear arsenal, including 12 new nuclear armed submarines in the coming decades. But can the United States afford this and is it necessary?
Image by Tracey Eaton. Cuba, 2015.
Tracey Eaton
The U.S. and Cuba are emerging from decades of Cold War hostility, raising expectations of sweeping change. Will Cuba’s restless 20-somethings stick around to see how their nation evolves?
Jon Cohen, Malcolm Linton
Tijuana and San Diego, sister cities that have overlapping populations, have vastly different responses to HIV/AIDS, illustrating the stark challenges that still exist in many locales.


Gateways contain multiple Pulitzer Center reporting projects that focus on a single issue
The HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean Gateway examines the impact of the disease across the Caribbean. The reporting in this Gateway uses articles, photography, videos, as well as original poetry and music,...
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?


Global Gateway inspires students to become active consumers and producers of news and information
July 30, 2015
Daniella Zalcman
Photojournalist Daniella Zalcman discusses her work looking at the public health legacy of Canada's Indian Residential School system.
July 28, 2015 Mathilde Dratwa
Mathilde Dratwa discusses what attracted her to Rhitu Chatterjee’s reporting on India’s school lunch program and describes the challenges of honoring nuanced reporting in short animations.
July 28, 2015 Tim McGirk
Veteran journalist Tim McGirk explains how an ill-considered CIA plan to catch Osama bin Laden in Pakistan led to a polio outbreak that spread beyond borders.

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.
The University of San Diego and its Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies are dedicated to building and sustaining peace and justice.
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
July 31, 2015 Mark Schulte, Amanda Ottaway
Interested in the Pulitzer Center's education work? Check out this explainer video by Pulitzer Center staffers Steve Sapienza and Evey Wilson.
July 27, 2015 Tom Hundley, Nell Freudenberger
Mumbai's Parsi sect, which adheres strictly to the Zoroastrian faith, confronts dwindling numbers and possible extinction.
July 24, 2015 Lauren Shepherd, Austin Merrill
"Everyday Africa" and other Pulitzer Center grantees included in the Atlantic's Roughly Top 100 non-fiction pieces of 2014.