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Flying Over the Line

As debate rages over U.S.-Mexico border security, drone photography offers a new perspective on what life is like along the border.

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.

September 01, 2015

Hurricane Katrina and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

Paul A. Kramer

What difference did it make that Hurricane Katrina struck during major US military deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq? This piece explores hidden intersections between these defining events.

July 31, 2015

Rearming: America's New Nuclear Arsenal

Dan 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?

July 17, 2015

HIV/AIDS in Tijuana and San Diego

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.

July 02, 2015

The Last Hunt

Katie Orlinsky, Julia O’Malley

A look at how climate change is challenging Native communities across rural Alaska where hunting, fishing and foraging for food anchors cultures and economies.

June 08, 2015

The Geography of Poverty

Matt Black

The Geography of Poverty is a digital documentary project that combines geotagged photographs with census data to create a modern portrait of poverty in the US.

April 07, 2015

The Business of Aid

Matt Kennard, Claire Provost

Aid agencies and NGOs are increasingly partnering with large corporations. Is this the answer to global development in the 21st century—or is it just corporate welfare for the One Percent?

The Future of Xcel Energy in Colorado

Boulder, known for its green ideology, is preparing to take over the town's electrical utility in an effort to become more sustainable and bring the power of choice back to the public.

Capturing the ‘I’iwi

Hawaii's ‘i’iwi honeycreeper may not last another generation and its extinction would change the biological diversity and culture of the islands.

Labor Policy in the 2012 Farm Bill

Every five years the federal government passes a Farm Bill to outline agriculture and food policy. This year, interest groups are trying to get a policy protecting farmworker rights included.

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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