The summer months are the deadliest for gun violence in Chicago.
A rare look inside one of the largest trauma units in the United States where treating gunshot wounds is part of the everyday routine.
It takes a split second to pull the trigger of a gun. But the families left behind have to deal with the loss of a loved one — and sometimes the question of guilt for a lifetime.
The 506 homicides that occurred in Chicago in 2012 might be considered a local problem, but it is a global business. One of its key players: the German arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch.
Retaliation, revenge, respect: In Chicago there are many reasons to pull the trigger.
A month of milestones, victories, and violence in the global struggle for gay rights.
Most Americans are unaware of Haiti's story, which began with a slave revolt and has included up-and-down relations with its giant neighbor, the United States.
Two States, Three Countries, Four Opponents of Fracking.
Photographer Carlos Javier Ortiz grew up in Chicago and was so affected by the young people dying around him, he decided to document the death toll.
For the last six years, Carlos Ortiz has photographed Chicago's carnage, bringing the city's murderous gang violence into sharp focus.
As the cost of maintaining churches escalates, “people must make adjustments in their thinking,” says a Vatican archbishop. But a nun serving as a waitress?
Wisconsin's paper industry has a long and rich history. But with continued digital growth and the rise of China as a paper power, can the state's remaining mills survive?
Thanks to dotSUB, a browser based tool enabling subtitling of videos on the web into and from any language, Pulitzer Center now offers many of its short documentaries in multiple languages. Once a video is translated, anyone can then embed the video virtually anywhere on the web, enabling the Pulitzer Center to reach an even wider audience with issues of global importance.
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The Virginia Quarterly Review's 2007 fall issue, "South America in the Twenty-First Century," which includes reporting from Pulitzer Center grantees on Peru, Columbia and Argentina, has won the National Magazine Award in the single topic issue category.
Included in the issue:
• Phillip Robertson's "The Octopus in the Cathedral of Salt," an article stemming from his investigation of paramilitary power in Columbia
In May 2008, the Pulitzer Center partnered with Helium to continue its second round of the Global Issues/Citizen Voices Writing Contest. Find the winning essays here.
The Bay Area Video Coalition, a non-proft media training institute, has selected the Pulitzer Center to take part in its annual Producers Institute for New Media Technologies, from May 29-June 8.
The Institute involves a ten-day residency at the BAVC facility in San Francisco, where eight teams of non-commercial media producers will learn how to create film, video and audio content through a variety of formats, including video game and cell phone applications.
The Nieman Reports' Spring Issue features the Pulitzer Center in its exploration of today's most influential investigative reporting initiatives.
See what Gilbert Cranberg has to say about our organization and other nonprofit models in "New Sources of Funding, New Sources of Reporting."
Rem Rieder mentions the Pulitzer Center in his latest article for the April/May issue of American Journalism Review which analyzes the growing role of nonprofits in investigative journalism.
Rieder explores how the Pulitzer Center is one of many upcoming nonprofit initiatives that are filling the public-interest reporting gap left by increasing cutbacks at newspapers across the country.
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OneWorld.net's April 1 Today's News section features the Pulitzer Center "Hope: Living and Loving with HIV/AIDS in Jamaica" project. For this project, poet and writer Kwame Dawes traveled to Jamaica to tell the stories of those living with the disease or caring for others. The result is a collection of essays, poems, video, music and photographs that capture a range of emotions and speak to resilience, hope and possibility often in the face of despair.
After winning the Pulitzer Center's March 2008 Global Issues / Citizen Voices contest on Helium.com, Loyce Kareri appeared on BBC World news alongside Pulitzer Center Director Jon Sawyer to speak about the contest, her essay and what the future holds for citizen journalism.
Thanks to all who have participated in our third round Global Issues/Citizen Voices writing contest. Your thoughts have stimulated some great discussion — enter round four to continue the engagement of these international issues!
Round three winners:
Afghanistan and Bolivia: Eric Lannak
Democratic Republic of Congo: Julia Bodeeb White
East Africa: Don K. Potochny (pen name Keith Bailey)
Jamaica: Glynnis Hayward
In March 2008, The Pulitzer Center partnered with Helium to launch its first round of the Global Issues/Citizen Voices Contest. Find the winning essays here.
Katie Suter, Georgetown University Class of 2011, Special to the Pulitzer Center
When entering our Justice and Peace Studies class this past January, many of my classmates were excited about the prospect of learning various human rights and social justice theories. However, more than simply teaching us about the academic prospects associated with nonprofit work, Professor Rachel Stohl wanted us to get a hands-on approach to the field of Justice and Peace, starting with participating in the Pulitzer Center's Global Gateway initiative.