Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan appointed retired Judge Christian L. Reismeier to the civilian job last week.
Auctioneers have an up-close view of the pain behind the dairy crisis. They see no sign of better times to come.
The release of John Walker Lindh, captured during the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, is highlighting questions about his reintegration into society.
U.S. President Donald Trump is threatening to criminalize migrants trying to cross into the United States, yet they keep coming.
Family farms are at the mercy of trade wars, economies of scale and a complex pricing system.
Migrants seeking asylum can spend many months in detention and years of court hearings before they get U.S. authorities to grant asylum.
The Great Depression exacerbated conditions for farmers in Wisconsin, causing dairy prices to soar and leading to a period of social unrest that led to the death of one farmer.
Native American students have historically been an underserved group. Now a group of educators and community members are working to help change the trajectory of the Lakota-Sioux youth in Mission, SD.
Nonprofits in a handful of states provide transportation to help children visit their imprisoned parents. Now New York may revive a state-funded free busing program.
Residents continue to deal with storm's destructive aftermath, and one essential, housing, remains in short supply.
The development could further delay the case against five men accused of directing, training or assisting the hijackers who killed nearly 3,000 people.
Rear Adm. John C. Ring has been let go because of a "loss of confidence in his ability" to lead, the United States Southern Command said Sunday in a statement.
Assisted dying and euthanasia are part of a new approach to death that emphasises the individual's right to call time on suffering. The effects of this shift on wider society will be immense.
In the film A Table for All refugees and asylees seek employment in the New York City restaurant industry. Adapting to a kitchen in a new city, they find common ground in food and cultural exchange.
Over 2,000 Nepali-speaking Bhutanese refugees have settled in Central Massachusetts since 2008. Adjusting to a new location, finding jobs, and learning English are some of the many barriers they face.
California has its faults, but innovation, tolerance for immigrants, and reverence for the environment are not among them. What are the roots of California exceptionalism?
The city of London is embroiled in a long-standing battle against air pollution. Are its latest efforts enough, or is it too little too late?
What challenges do kids face when a parent is imprisoned? “Children of the Incarcerated" introduces young readers to programs that help families stay connected when a parent is behind bars.
There are a lot of systems of division. Caste is one of them. This series takes listeners/viewers to India and back to the U.S. where caste impacts thousands, but for which there are no legal protections.
Native American education has been on a steady decline for the past decade—now some are working to bridge the gap between education and the preservation of a neglected culture.
Thirty years ago, we could have saved the planet. The world was ready to act. But we failed to do what was necessary to avoid a catastrophe.
Entrepreneurs and investors are rewriting the rules of business, challenging conventional growth principles to build an economy fueled by transparency and equality.
Audemio Orózco-Ramírez was raped in a Montana jail by his cellmates in 2013 after being detained at a traffic stop for failing to provide immigration documents. This year, he was finally deported.
How have local volunteers mobilized and aided Puerto Rican communities after Hurricane Maria?
In his project, "The Life Equation," grantees Rob Tinworth and Miles O'Brien explore the concept of "big data" and the cost effectiveness of global health.
Eli Kintisch visited high Arctic sites in Siberia and Alaska to report on the tenuous state of the permafrost.
Ian James and Steve Elfers discuss their global investigation into groundwater depletion.
Uri Blau used U.S. and Israeli tax records to connect the dots between American tax-exempt charities and their Israeli beneficiaries operating over the Green Line.
Matt Black discusses his cross-country trip to explore and spark discussion about poverty and inequality in the United States.
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?
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."
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.
Photojournalist Carlos Javier Ortiz talks about gun violence in Chicago, Guatemala and around the world.
Rieke Havertz, editor and writer for Taz, Die Tageszeitung, reports from Chicago on the sales of local gun shops, the strict gun laws and the neighborhoods that suffer most from violence.
Meet the reporter and photographer behind The Seattle Times' ocean acidification project.
Le Monde journalist Yves Eudes discusses his six-part reporting project on climate change in the Arctic.
Cohen and Price were nominated for the 25th Annual Health Care Research and Journalism Awards.
The panel explored the fundamental question: "what do we do now about climate change?" and how the religious and moral dimensions of the issue might play a positive role.
University of Chicago student fellow Kiran Misra will attend the 2019 Asian American Journalists Association with ProPublica's Diversity Scholarship.
New York Times assistant managing editor Sam Dolnick is a journalism leader on new technology and innovation.
The third annual 'Everyday DC' photo exhibition, on view at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery in March 2019, highlights photography by over 100 students who participated in a photojournalism unit developed by Pulitzer Center and DC Public Schools.
DC students explored how journalists plan and create explainer films by visiting Vox Media and engaging in hands-on workshops led by Pulitzer Center staff and journalists.
The Pulitzer Center's support of Carol Rosenberg's coverage of the U.S. detention facility in in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba will continue as she moves to The New York Times.
Photographer Daniella Zalcman explores ideas of authentic photography, visual literacy, and confronting history during interview.
Panelists explore living, dying, grief— and why talking about death is good for our health.
Thousands of Americans face losing their lands. Environmentalists worry about the impact on nature. How might we learn from past land grabs?
Student Fellow Kent Wagner's film is being nominated for the Television Academy Foundation's 39th College Television Award for Non-Fiction/Reality.
The Pulitzer Center hosted a screening of A Table for All, a film produced by Pulitzer Center-Columbia Graduate Journalism School fellows Liz Scherffius and Thea Pilzecker documenting the work of Emma's Torch, a Brooklyn-based restaurant providing employment to refugees.
This resource outlines tips for feature writing that can be applied to a variety of events. Students in the DC metro area used these tips to reflect on workshops with Pulitzer Center journalists.
Students will explore how health topics are presented in the news media using behind the scenes videos from Carl Gierstorfer’s Ebola project and Jon Cohen’s HIV/AIDS project.
Students will learn about the concept of epidemiology and how it is used to control or prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
Students learn about the history of globalization and how it impacts their lives. They will analyze how journalists visualize global stories and make connections between global and local issues.
Students evaluate how visual images work in tandem with words to create stories and produce writing that pairs text with visuals to describe the story of textile manufacturing in Winston-Salem, NC.
Students learn about the global textiles industry using photography, texts, and interviews and evaluate the connections between the industry in 19th c America and modern Bangladesh.
In this short lesson, students view photos that tell stories about hurricanes very differently and think critically about how to spread natural disaster news in a useful, respectful way.
Estudiantes exploran leyes de expropiación en la construcción de la cerca fronteriza entre los EE.UU. y México para crear un recurso para miembros de su comunidad sobre los derechos a la tierra.
Estudiantes explorarán cómo el gobierno se apoderó de tierra tejana para una cerca fronteriza. Estudiarán políticas federales y estatales de expropiación y compartir esa información con su comunidad.
Students explore eminent domain law in the construction of the U.S./Mexico border fence through text and video to create a resource outlining and advocating for their community members’ land rights.
By exploring land seizures for a border fence in the Rio Grande Valley, students will learn about federal and state eminent domain policy and share that information with the local community.
This lesson asks students to examine Salvadoran gang violence in the U.S. and El Salvador, evaluating the role deportation plays in stoking violence and considering its impact on multiple actors.