2017 CatchLight Fellow Tomas van Houtryve explores the history of the U.S.-Mexico border through period-accurate photography in this photo essay for Harper's.
When Mexico signed a free trade agreement with the U.S. and Canada in 1994, a rise in Mexican obesity and malnutrition ensued. James Whitlow Delano reports on the long-term impacts.
A high-tech bus line was billed as the solution to Tijuana's transit woes. But multiple factors are working against its success.
Central Americans call attention to the search for their disappeared and press local authorities for information. Meanwhile, forensic anthropologists exhume the unidentified in Texas.
While covering transportation issues in Tijuana, journalist Patrick Reilly crosses the U.S./Mexico border three times—it's not so easy for Tijuanenses.
James Whitlow Delano explores what life is like for Mexicans living next to the U.S. border.
In November, a caravan of Central Americans traveled more than 3,000 miles across Mexico on a journey to find their loved ones who disappeared on the dangerous trek to the U.S.
Climb aboard Tijuana's old and new buses with this audio slideshow.
Flashy, flush Mexico City architect Fernando Romero wants to bring his hometown into the 21st century—but he is not even free to walk through it.
Explore the bus and trolley lines on both sides of the US-Mexico border.
Tijuana's sleek new bus line offers a much better ride than existing ones. But that might not ensure its success.
A man of science quickly becomes an irrational anti-vaxxer the minute he sees a doctor with a needle near his son.
The Pulitzer Center Catchlight Media fellow, Tomas van Houtryve, reports on the U.S.-Mexico border and the “weaponization” of photography using historical photographic techniques alongside cutting-edge surveillance technology.
Post-NAFTA, Mexico was flooded with cheap, sugary, and fatty junk foods from the U.S., spawning a duel crisis—obesity and malnutrition.
Donald Trump's promised border wall will involve taking land from hundreds of people. An earlier land grab to build border fencing was rushed, sloppy, and gave landowners wildly differing payments.
A high-tech bus route was billed as the solution to a chaotic, disorganized transit system. Can everyone involved in that system get on board?
Mexicans call it The Wall of Shame. Few people north of the border ever ask, what does the wall look like from Mexico, not just to ordinary Mexicans but those whose homes literally touch the wall?
This global reporting project on urbanization in the developing world examines how three major countries—China, India, and Mexico—are dealing with a similar challenge in their own unique ways.
For years Central Americans have transited Mexico en route to the United States, many are never heard from again. In a country teeming with the disappeared, Central American mothers search for theirs.
Donald Trump has targeted Mexico more than any other country, promising to build a wall, deport millions of Mexicans from the U.S., and cancel NAFTA. PBS NewsHour examines how Mexico is responding.
Mexico is considered the most advanced of the developing countries. Yet access to medical technology is reserved for those who can pay for private hospital care, excluding many of the most needy.
A multimedia project about the psychology of violence. The project follows Diego, a former gang member, on his personal journey of reconciliation and redemption in Ciudad Juarez.
Kara Andrade travels to Mexico to investigate the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for transparency, activism and citizen reporting, as well as its risks to citizens.
On September 26, 2014, 43 Mexican students went missing in Iguala, a mountain town in the state of Guerrero. This project explores the long-term issues that gave rise to these events.
Texas Tribune reporters Kiah Collier and Julián Aguilar discuss how they reported "The Taking," an investigation into how the federal government seized private land on the Texas-Mexico border to build a fence.
Post-NAFTA Mexico was flooded with cheap sugary, fatty junk food from the U.S.–triggering a dual crisis: obesity and malnutrition. As NAFTA renegotiations progress, will these crises come up at all?
For more than 30 years, James Whitlow Delano has documented the U.S./Mexico border. He now takes a close at the people as he examines financial, political and human rights implications.
In a project for PBS NewsHour, Nick Schifrin and Zach Fannin report on why President-Elect Donald Trump's promises to build a wall and pull out of free trade agreements could exacerbate the illegal immigration he vows to fight.
Photojournalist Dominic Bracco II's reporting follows Diego, a former gang member on his personal journey for reconciliation and redemption. In this video Bracco gives a behind-the-scenes look at the history of violence in Juarez.
Journalist Jon Cohen and photographer Malcolm Linton report from Tijuana, Mexico, where there is a “micro-hyperepidemic” of HIV/AIDS.
A lesson plan to accompany reporting projects that cover child migration.
Photojournalist Matt Black discusses his reporting from Guerrero, Mexico, where hope for the next generation has been "snuffed out."
Writer Erik Vance discusses his project "Emptying the World's Aquarium," from the coast of the Sea of Cortez.
Photographer Dominic Bracco II talks about photographing the lives of fishermen on the Sea of Cortez.
Journalist Louie Palu uses his camera to examine security and immigration issues on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Resources for teachers and students ahead of Dominic Bracco's classroom visit.
This week: How drugs move through the border, how climate change threatens the social status of Zanzibari women, and the cyber threat to nuclear safety.
Inaugural grants, provided in partnership with the Pulitzer Center and ONA camera bags, highlighted in New York Times Lens blog.
This week, James Whitlow Delano's work is featured on the Pulitzer Center Instagram.
Four Pulitzer Center grantees, 15 students, and wide range of documentary film topics mark eighth year of partnership with Free Spirit Media.
Juried competition results in exhibition at Smithsonian museum of about 50 finalists, which this year included Pulitzer Center grantee photographer.
Can the city shake its reputation for murder?
Sydney Combs and Paul Nevin each place first in their regions for feature photography. Jae Lee and Kara Andrade each place first in their regions for in-depth reporting. Rebecca Gibian and Diana Crandall place first in their region for breaking news reporting.
The Society of Professional Journalists honors nine 2015 Pulitzer Center student fellows at regional awards ceremonies throughout the country.
Photojournalist and Pulitzer Center grantee Dominic Bracco visited Brookland Middle School to teach sixth graders about the Latin American migration crisis.
Students journey across the globe to report on issues that matter—from migration to global health and indigenous land rights.
Photojournalist documents Mexican communities affected by poverty and rampant crime, including disappearance of the 43 students in Guerrero state.
What gave rise to Mexico's culture of extreme violence?
The following global affairs lesson plan for history, ELA, Spanish and Humanities teachers investigates the use of technology in Mexico to combat corruption, and the impacts of that activism.
This lesson was designed for high school or college science courses. Students will conduct an experiment and discuss the historic and current role of hypnosis in the medical landscape.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
The following global affairs lesson plan for history, ELA, Spanish, and Humanities teachers investigates the use of technology in Mexico to combat corruption, and the impacts of that activism.
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.
This lesson plan for science teachers, humanities teachers, and university professors examines the role that visuals can play in driving policy change by inspiring readers to “do something”.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This lesson looks at different countries and their responses to the AIDS epidemic.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.
In this lesson we will look at three reporting projects: violence in Honduras; violence in Guatemala; and the abduction of students in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico.
Objective: To introduce journalism students to the concept of convergence. Essential Question: Why does convergence journalism make a story more powerful?