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

Children and Youth

Throughout the world, wherever there is conflict or poverty, it is most likely the children and adolescents who are the most vulnerable.

Civil Asset Forfeiture

Every day, law enforcement agents strip Americans of billions of dollars in cash, cars, real estate, and other assets through civil asset forfeiture policies.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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: 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.

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.

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.

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.


In a world plagued by stigma and homophobia, how do gender, sexual identity, and love influence the human experience? Where do LGBTQIA people find the courage to confront fear and the threat of violence?

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?

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.

Population & Migration

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

Rainforest Journalism Fund

The Pulitzer Center's Rainforest Journalism Fund is a major investment in raising the level of reporting on global rainforest issues such as deforestation and climate change.

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.

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.


Although many countries around the world continue to work to mitigate the historic marginalization of women and girls, they are often disproportionately affected by war, climate change, poverty, industrialization, and global health crises.