Conventional wisdom holds that all tree planting is good for fighting climate change and supporting wildlife, but research shows some techniques can be a problem.
All across the Arctic, indigenous languages are on the decline. But in many communities, people are finding new ways to reclaim both language and culture.
Canada has, in some ways, attempted to address its history with Indian Residential Schools. But America—the country that created the system—has not. It's time for a reckoning.
We have a moral imperative to let no Canadian child go to bed hungry. The North, a land isolated by geography and traumatized by colonialism, puts that principle to a difficult test.
Brian Castner retraces Alexander Mackenzie's 1,200-mile journey in search of the Northwest Passage through Canada, transporting readers to a world rarely glimpsed.
The Inuit’s rapid dietary shift from harvested to store-bought food is fraught with nutritional, financial, and cultural consequences.
As the Inuit incorporate more and more store-bought foods into their traditionally harvesting-based diets, their health and wellness suffer the consequences.
Militaries are scrambling to control the melting Arctic.
Samantha Power met Ibraheem Sarhan in 2014 after his home in Syria was bombed. Here, having watched this Op-Doc film, she reflects on his progress.
Exporting British Columbia’s abundant energy resources should have been a slam dunk. How did a multibillion-dollar dream go up in smoke?
Research into Jewish charities in North America has found a powerful but opaque machine that turns over billions, but can be vague as to how the money is used.
Trump’s 2018 budget, if adopted, threatens to kill already precarious Northwest salmon fisheries — crippling the local economies of US and Canadian communities and tribal nations.
A look into the causes and consequences of food insecurity in Canada’s Arctic, where access to food is closely connected to Inuit culture, identity, and health.
After losing his mother and four siblings in a bombing that left him injured, Syrian teenager Ibraheem Sarhan and his father make a new life for themselves in Winnipeg, Canada.
Season two of Threshold takes listeners to the homes, hunting grounds, and melting coastlines of Arctic peoples, where climate change isn’t an abstract concept, but a part of daily life.
Up Canada's West Coast in search of the world's biggest unreported land conflict.
Over the past three decades, thousands of Canadian Aboriginal women have been murdered or gone missing. The government has begun investigating why indigenous women are so vulnerable to violence.
Gaining understanding of the suicide crisis facing the Cree community of Attawapiskat, Ontario through an understanding of the culture, values and perspectives of its residents.
For individuals and families living in the remote First Nations reserve of St. Theresa Point, life teeters between traditional expectations and encroaching Western influences, producing a lifelong tension.
What climate change looks like in the Canadian Arctic, from a canoe on the Mackenzie River.
Most countries fostering an influx of Syrian refugees are seeing a backlash. Canada is riding a wave of enthusiasm, as people feel empowered to help Syrians in what has become a popular movement.
Canada helps homeless alcoholics—by giving them free booze.
For more than a century, many Western governments operated a network of Indian Residential Schools that were meant to assimilate young indigenous students into mainstream European culture. The results were devastating.
Alberta’s oil sands region is at the heart of the KeystoneXL pipeline controversy. A project built on aerial photographs from 1,000 feet up brings into sharp focus the project's scale—and stakes.
Threshold is a public radio show and podcast tackling one pressing environmental issue each season. The show aims to be a home for nuanced journalism about human relationships with the natural world.
Across Canada, indigenous back-to-the-land activists are challenging Big Oil—and winning. Journalist Saul Elbein reports on their legal struggle.
Photojournalist David Maurice Smith travelled to the remote Canadian First Nations community of Attawapiskat, Canada to document the cultural context of a suicide epidemic facing its residents.
Listen to award-winning journalist Daniella Zalcman discuss her latest work on Canada's Indian residential schools titled: "Signs of Your Identity."
How did you spend your summer vacation? Pulitzer Center grantee Brian Castner paddled 1,125 miles down the Mackenzie River in Arctic Canada to report on climate change.
Tina Rosenberg discusses how a measured dose of wine can become the first step towards stability for alcoholics at a shelter for the homeless in Ottawa, Canada.
Reporter Robin Shulman reports on Canada's enthusiasm to welcome Syrian refugees, as citizens feel empowered to help Syrians in what has become a popular movement.
Photojournalist Daniella Zalcman discusses her work looking at the public health legacy of Canada's Indian Residential School system.
Le Monde journalist Yves Eudes discusses his six-part reporting project on climate change in the Arctic.
Luisa Conlon, Lacy Jane Roberts, and Hanna Miller were selected as finalists in the Excellence in International Reporting category.
Louie Palu received four awards in three contests for his Pulitzer-supported project 'New Cold War.'
Grantees Nariman El-Mofty, Shiho Fukada, and Jeffrey E. Stern received OPC awards for their reporting projects, while Amy Martin, Maggie Michael, Maad al-Zikry, and Nariman El-Mofty received citations.
Photographer Daniella Zalcman explores ideas of authentic photography, visual literacy, and confronting history during interview.
Award-winning photographer Daniella Zalcman discusses her ongoing "Signs of Your Identity" project and the importance of diverse storytelling.
Pulitzer Center grantee Daniella Zalcman won gold in Canada's National Journalism Awards Cover Grand Prix for New Trail magazine's cover, titled "Truth First."
This week: announcing a student poetry contest and workshop opportunity, coping with glacier melt in the Himalayas, and finding the intersections of arts and journalism in Winston-Salem.
The Pulitzer Center partners with Skype in the Classroom to facilitate engaging virtual conversations with professional journalists in classrooms across the U.S. and beyond.
Pulitzer Center grantee Daniella Zalcman's work photographing First Nations Canadians is highlighted in a The New York Times Magazine essay about photographing indigenous cultures.
For a week, the Pulitzer Center will be featuring photography by female journalists around the world.
Grantees Ben Taub and Daniella Zalcman were honored with 2017 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards for their reporting.
This week: a Canadian town wracked by suicides, the first world's withdrawl from the hunt for Kony, and the obstacles France's Marine Le Pen must overcome to win the presidency.
Students evaluate how photojournalist Daniella Zalcman communicates interviews with blended photography in order to create their own blended portraits that communicate how their identities are...
In celebration of Earth Day, we've compiled our top ten lesson plans that feature reporting on how communities around the world are responding to diverse environmental issues.
An extension of "Seeking Asylum: Women and Children Migrating Across Borders", this lesson provides suggestions for student research, reporting, arts activities, and community service.
Links to curricular resources for Daniella Zalcman’s Signs of Your Identity project.
Students discuss culture, identity and the impact of government-mandated residential schools for indigenous children in the U.S. and Canada using photography and reporting by Daniella Zalcman.
Students explore photographs of Canadian residential schools, composite portraits, and interview excerpts of residential school survivors from Daniella Zalcman's "Signs of Your Identity."
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
After engaging with reporting projects, students propose and defend a recommendation about how many refugees the U.S. government should accept.
This plan includes lesson plans connected to the work of journalists that presented at the UChicago Summer Teacher Institute in June 2016.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
It has been said that journalism is the literature of democracy. What is journalism? Why is it important? You will soon have a chance to find out!
This global affairs lesson for English teachers, history teachers, humanities teachers, and science teachers examines how a journalist structures online reporting on one community's work to support...