Issues

Issues collect multiple Pulitzer Center reporting projects that focus on a single topic.

Women, Children, Crisis

Women, Children, Crisis provides compelling material related to the role of women in society and the impact of industrialization and international development on women, children, and families.

Global Health: Perils of Pollution

We know that pollution harms our planet in the long term. But near-term health consequences, from poor mining and waste-disposal practices to the absence of clear health standards in tanneries, are killing the world's poorest, even today.

Land and Property Rights

Land Rights exposes the growing global crisis over land—where land disputes are happening and what is being done to prevent conflicts over land.

Global Health: Systems and Safety

Pulitzer Center grantees examine the efficiency of healthcare systems and report on safety issues, such as road traffic accidents, an often neglected, yet preventable global health crisis.

Global Health: Chronic Illnesses and Challenges

Chronic Illnesses and Challenges examines emerging non-communicable diseases in the developing world. As life expectancy increases, so do chronic illnesses that people can't catch, but can't get rid of, either.

Drug Wars

Pulitzer Center journalists expose corruption, extortion, and murder in an often violent war on drugs. They also present searing portraits of those who suffer from addiction.

On War and Peace

Pulitzer Center journalists explore the roots of conflict, the often tortuous roads to peace, and the consequences of war. They tell stories of those whose lives are lost and others left behind.

Global Health: Outbreaks and Epidemics

Pulitzer Center journalists explore the global war against communicable disease. They tell stories of patients, caregivers, and the scientists who aim to eradicate the world’s most stubborn killers.

Religion & Power

Religion and Power features reporting that aims to transcend stereotype and caricature, and to promote deeper understanding, on the religious convictions that shape the lives of billions and the fate of nations.

Ocean Health

The world's oceans are vital to the planet's health—and ours. How is this resource managed now and what are its prospects for the future?

Going Nuclear

Pulitzer Center journalists examine emerging nuclear threats, from an alarming new arms race between India and Pakistan to the competition between the U.S. and Russia on nuclear exports.

Global Goods, Local Costs

From the gold in our jewelry to the shrimp at our favorite restaurant and the minerals within our electronics, the true cost of production—both social and environmental—too often remains hidden.

Population & Migration

Population and migration are global issues that lie at the intersection of economics, environment, gender roles, culture, politics, religion, and human rights.

Haiti: After the Quake

The initial shock of the 2010 earthquake has passed, but Haiti continues its struggle to overcome both man-made and natural disasters. Amid the rubble, a devastated infrastructure and untold suffering, there is also an unprecedented opportunity to build Haiti back better.

Water and Sanitation

Water and Sanitation examines global issues related to water, from ecosystems and watersheds to freshwater resources, conservation efforts, and the impact of human activity and public policy.

Global Health: Reproductive Health

Reproductive health impacts families, communities and societies, with far-reaching effects, especially in developing countries, where 99 percent of all maternal deaths occur.

Global Health: HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean

HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean examines the impact of HIV and AIDS across the Caribbean. The reporting from Pulitzer Center journalists uses articles, photography, videos, as well as original poetry and music, to paint a regional portrait of the epidemic.

Fragile States

Fragile states provide fertile ground for trafficking, piracy, terrorism, nuclear proliferation, disease pandemics, regional tensions, and even genocide.Here Pulitzer Center journalists examine modern crises that find their roots in international historical events and draw parallels between current global issues and topics covered across the curriculum.

Climate Change

Climate Change explores the impact of our changing climate on developed and developing nations—documenting the effects of human activities and country growth on the Earth's ecosystems.

Food Insecurity

Food insecurity can result from climate change, urban development, population growth, and oil price shifts that are interconnected and rarely confined by borders. Pulitzer Center grantees explore the connected causes and effects of food insecurity including efforts being to secure the physical and economic access to food in countries most in need.