The Supreme Court decision limiting police seizure of property has spurred a bill in Missouri to stop police from seizing millions from people who have not committed a crime or carried drugs.
Sgt. Carmelo Crivello of Phelps County is a legend along the section of I-44 he has patrolled for 20 years. He focuses on the westbound lanes where cars carry cash. The money pays for jails and guns.
Law enforcement agencies in St. Charles County got a budget windfall of more than $1 million in 2017. The source? A court process known as civil asset forfeiture.
Rachel Lippmann and William Freivogel discuss how police departments use civil asset forfeiture, as well as the legal implications of the practice.
How civil asset forfeiture stacks up with the law, and how police abuse it.
Indira Lakshmanan writes about what the passing of Dr. Roderick MacFarquhar means for academia.
National and international media has begun recognizing the cultural bridge-building efforts of Western Massachusetts group.
In the same week the Pentagon said Guantánamo is still an option for ISIS prisoners in Syria, the war-on-terror prison seeks contractors to bid for a three-cell, ADA-approved compound. Price tag? Unknown.
The Pentagon doubled down on an appeal by the State Department to foreign countries to take home their nationals captured in Syria as foreign fighters for ISIS. Detention at Guantánamo is still a viable option.
Indira Lakshmanan guest hosted a segment on NPR's 1A covering the politics of climate change in the United States and the future of the "Green New Deal."
Alexis Smith, a Pulitzer Center student fellow, reports on resources for the disabled community in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.
America's mid-century uranium boom changed the face of the West. Meet the man at the center of its secret afterlife.
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.
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.
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?
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.
A look at how climate change is challenging Native communities across rural Alaska where hunting, fishing and foraging for food anchors cultures and economies.
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.
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 Pulitzer Center and The College of William & Mary continue their unique initiative to provide deeper global learning and storytelling experiences for students.
When people think of a tax haven, most have visions of a tropical island in the Caribbean. But what if there was a tax haven hidden right among us?
From the U.S. to India, alarm has long been raised about overpopulation, leading to calls for harsh measures to curb it. But is population control the answer?
About a third of all the food we produce goes to waste. What we thoughtlessly leave to rot in fields, landfills, and our own refrigerators could alleviate world hunger and help reverse climate change.
Millions of women from poor countries come to work in America as caregivers or nannies. Who looks after their children back home?
This week: exploring portraits of LGBTQ+ people in India, proposing creative education projects to National Geographic, and examining unique challenges and opportunities for youth peacebuilders.
A month after the release of his newest book, Jon Meacham spoke at the Pulitzer Center about America's historical resilience and how Trump fits into that framework.
A special series supported by the Pulitzer Center for Science magazine and PBS NewsHour.
Philippines-based journalist highlights impact of President Duterte's policies on impoverished communities and families.
Middle school students from Wheatley Education Campus in Washington, DC explored videography with producers and story editors at Vox.
Two Pulitzer Center grantees, Anita Hofschneider and Cory Lum, won the Small Newsroom Sally Jacobsen International Perspectives Award from the Associated Press Media Editors (APME).
Over the course of three hours, workshop facilitators consider challenges facing journalists and offer solutions used through their careers.
At a Beyond War conference panel, journalists and Pulitzer Center grantees discuss their reporting on the Rohingya crisis while the former Ambassador to Burma explained attempts by the United States to curb the persecution.
Panelists consider how global education develops students’ global competencies that encourage critical inquiry of the world and empathy with diverse perspectives.
While the Trump presidency ushers in increased focus on political reporting, international reporting has seen a drop-off in editorial interest. Nathalie Applewhite gives her take on supporting foreign affairs reporting to PDN Online.
Pulitzer Center student fellows from its Campus Consortium program were profiled by their schools and student newspapers.
Journalists and youth activists took center stage at the Beyond War Conference, sharing their vision for what it means to maintain journalistic integrity in times of peacebuilding and conflict.
In this lesson, students will learn about AIDS in Florida, and participate in an activity understand the role of health education and its impact on the AIDS epidemic in the United States.
This plan includes lesson plans connected to the work of journalists that presented at the UChicago Summer Teacher Institute in June 2016.
What is the most efficient way to reduce the amount of waste? Can we ever reach the point of waste elimination?
This 45-minute lesson uses a radio piece and photo essay to prompt discussion about immigration and the phenomenon of transnational parenting.
This lesson plan features resources highlighting practices related to food waste both in the U.S. and abroad in order to facilitate a discussion about how to address this issue.
This lesson plan uses current debates surrounding U.S. defense policy to help middle and high school students practice the Common Core Social Studies standards.
Our topic under the umbrella of food insecurity is the existence of food deserts in both rural and urban areas within the U.S. and how they compare and/or contrast in their causes and potential...
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
The discussion questions attached can be used by teachers to engage students and book clubs in conversation about the themes of Roger Thurow's The First 1,000 Days.
This global health lesson plan for history teachers, humanities teachers, science teachers and English teachers introduces students to Roger Thurow's book The First 1,000 Days, which analyzes the...
In this lesson, students discuss the reporting project "Nuclear Winter."
Students will critically examine the legal, professional and moral obligations of journalists as witnesses to all kinds of human rights violations.