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Jailing the Mentally Ill

John Yang and Frank Carlson explore better solutions on how to treat the mentally ill, specifically ways that do not include imprisonment.

April 17, 2017

Up Against the U.S./Mexico Border Wall

James Whitlow Delano

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?

January 04, 2017

China's Human Snakes Return

Rong Xiaoqing

Why are people who were smuggled to the U.S. from a rural high school in China three decades ago now going back to China?

December 07, 2016

Underwater Mining in the Pacific Ocean

Sarah Fahmy

An exploration into the emerging industry of underwater mining leads to more questions than answers. With time running out before this practice begins, are we acting irresponsibly?

November 18, 2016

Laboratory Earth

Daniel Grossman

An unintended planet-wide experiment is underway–leading to warming temperatures and an acidifying ocean.

May 23, 2016

Cuba and America: Honeymoon or Stalemate?

Sally H. Jacobs

The US and Cuba are poised at the alter, prenuptials in hand. But as headlines forecast the fruits of the union and tourists flood Havana, there are already signs of unease.

May 05, 2016

Canada and the U.S.: A Home for Syrian Refugees

Robin Shulman

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.

February 03, 2016

The Life Equation

Rob Tinworth, Miles O’Brien

Big Data is coming to global health. But who should decide who lives and dies: Doctors on the front lines or a mathematical formula?

December 09, 2015

Ending AIDS

Jon Cohen

An on-the-ground look at efforts in Africa and the United States to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

December 07, 2015

From the U.S. to Israel: Follow the Money

Uri Blau

U.S. administration defines Jewish settlements as an obstacle to peace, yet allows millions in subsidized donations to help sustain them. How does it work? Investigative journalist Uri Blau digs deep.

Meet the Journalist: Tomas van Houtryve

Tomas van Houtryve says he wants to create "a permanent visual record of the dawn of the drone age, the period in American history when America started outsourcing their military to flying robots."

Meet the Journalist: Karim Chrobog

Pulitzer grantee Karim Chrobog reports on South Korea's innovative food recycling program–and compares it to the US, where 30 to 40 percent of what is grown and raised in the United States is wasted.

Meet Student Fellow Yasmin Bendaas

Wake Forest University student reporting fellow Yasmin Bendaas examines the tradition of facial tattooing in Algeria.

Paper Cuts: About the Project

Reporter John Schmid talks about the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's "Paper Cuts" project, an in-depth examination of how China has taken away one of Wisconsin's signature industries.

Creating Everyday Coolidge

Inspired by a Pulitzer Center workshop introducing Everyday Africa, a DC teacher and her students created "Everyday Coolidge" to combat stereotypes and share everyday life at Coolidge High School.

Peace and Justice in Montgomery

Sharing a visit to the Peace and Justice Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama, at Swanson Middle School in Arlington, Virginia. The memorial was established by the Equal Justice Initiative, an organization headed by civil rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson, "to create hope for marginalized communities."

This Week: Jailing the Mentally Ill

This Week: What happens when people with mental illness go to jail, the Pulitzer Center enters its second year as a media partner for the Catchlight Fellowship, and students are invited to submit poetry about peace and conflict.

Telling Science Stories: Data Visualization

This lesson shows students how journalists use data visualization to effectively communicate scientific issues—and directs students to create their own projects using the mapping platform CartoDB.

How to Write a Commentary

In this lesson, students listen to a journalist discuss their reporting and then write a commentary. Students were expected to ask questions, take plenty of notes, and come up with a thesis...

Interview Skills for English Language Learners

This lesson helps students decode and connect with images from a reporting project about migration. The students then interview each other, and go on to interview community members about immigration.

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