Going Nuclear

May 23, 2018

Students will learn about the geography and history of uranium mining on the Colorado Plateau. They will then create their own maps as visual narratives about the topic.

In random interviews in Tehran's bazaar, Iranians complained about government economic policies but also expressed strong opposition to Trump's interference. Image by Reese Erlich. Iran, 2018.
May 15, 2018 / The Progressive
by Reese Erlich

Iran is undergoing a serious economic crisis. In response, mostly young workers held large protests early this year. Reese Erlich reports on the discontent and its implications for US-Iran relations.

Uranium ore in the abandoned Hummer Mine, Paradox Valley, Colorado (detail). Image by Balazs Gardi. United States, 2017.
May 3, 2018
by Kim Pate

Pulitzer Center grantee Ben Mauk wins Spur Award for story on uranium mining in the American West.

Inside the control room of the "dead" Units 1 and 2 of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant: most displays are dark. The reactors were shut down in 2003 and now there is no nuclear fuel in them. Image by Yovko Lambrev (CC BY 3.0). Bulgaria, 2009.
April 27, 2018 / Vice
by Sean Lyngaas

Malware hunters, regulators, and plant employees are hunting further down the supply chain for vulnerabilities as hackers continue to target critical infrastructure.

Jahd Khalil dials in from Cairo to speak with Jack London Middle School 6th graders. Image courtesy of Tracy Crowley. United States, 2018.
April 25, 2018

This week: Skype opportunities with international reporters, visually explaining cyber security, and communicating complex global health stories.

A graphic illustration of people sizing up a model of a nuclear power plant. Graphic art by Alex Castro and William Joel, The Verge, Vox Media, Inc. United States, 2018.
April 18, 2018
by Sean Lyngaas

Journalist Sean Lyngaas discusses the challenges of reporting on a sensitive and complex subject such as nuclear cybersecurity. He also highlights techniques for bringing the subject to life.

Hwang Il-soon, a nuclear engineering professor at Seoul National University who supports his country having a pyro-processing capability, speaks with Pulitzer Center grantee Rachel Oswald. Image by Jayine Chung. South Korea, 2018.
April 10, 2018 / CQ Weekly
by Rachel Oswald

South Korea's large atomic energy industry could give it most of the building blocks it needs to build a nuclear weapon.

Protesters voice their opposition to the current liberal South Korean government's "Sunshine" policy of pursuing peace talks with North Korea. Image by Rachel Oswald. South Korea, 2018.
April 2, 2018
by Rachel Oswald, Reza Sayah

Reporting from South Korea, Russia, Iran, Pakistan and India featured in visit to North Carolina Campus Consortium partner. 

March 5, 2018 / Reveal
by Reese Erlich

This podcast examines how close the world is to a potential nuclear apocalypse and if there is anything to be done about it.

Rachel Oswald, joined by Tom Hundley, will speak about cold war parallels and relations with North Korea as nuclear tensions escalate. Image by Rachel Oswald. Russia, 2015.
March 1, 2018
by Rachel Oswald, Tom Hundley

Join Pulitzer Center and the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College for a conversation with journalists Rachel Oswald and Tom Hundley. Their reporting from Russia, Pakistan and...

Syrian refugee, Taimaa, shoots a selfie while visiting the Acroplis in Athens. Image by Lynsey Addario. Greece, 2017.
February 2, 2018
by Alyssa Sperrazza, Ben Mauk

Three Pulitzer Center projects have been nominated for the Ellie Awards 2018, National Magazine Awards for Print and Digital Media.

Many Iranians think smoking tobacco with a water pipe is less dangerous than smoking cigarettes. It's not. Image by Reese Erlich. Iran, 2017.
January 31, 2018 / Foreign Policy
by Reese Erlich

The Islamic Republic's anti-smoking campaign is yet another example of the government's shaky control over its population.