Born out of a disaster, Canaan is a city without a government. But its future is uncertain. The world's newest city offers a lesson in post-disaster urbanism.
As a new president assumes power in Cuba, citizens wonder if this is a sign of change or a continuation of old patterns.
Meet four Cuban artists who are highlighting the many faces of Cuba.
Cuban medical professionals now stranded in Colombia live in the poorer parts of Bogota. They have lost hope the United States will renew the parole program for defectors like them.
Exploring everyday life in La Havana, Cuba.
Some might consider Cuba to be a post-race society. But, for Cubans of African-descent, conversations about race are waiting to explode like an atomic bomb.
Some residents of Barbuda in the Caribbean are concerned that communal land ownership laws on the island are being changed in the interest of developers following Hurricane Irma's destruction.
After parents immigrate to provide for their families, they struggle to stay connect with their children.
President Trump's tightening of regulations governing travel to Cuba came as little surprise last fall. But there's one group heavily impacted that he may not have thought of: lung cancer patients.
In Jamaica, they are called barrel children," after the shipping containers used by their absent parents to send material support. However, what can't be shipped is emotional nurturing.
As the tiny island destroyed by a hurricane tries to rebuild, the prime minister of neighboring Antigua aims to revoke centuries-old rights.
The international community pledged $1.3 billion to rebuild the hurricane-ravaged Caribbean. But how do they know how much the region needs? Software developed for the UN is part of the answer.
Exploring race and gender in Cuba is as complex as its political and economic situation. A growing population of Afro-Cubans and artist-activists are demanding a change to their narratives.
This project explores the long-term emotional and psychological impact that prolonged parental separation due to migration can have on Caribbean children and young adults.
In September, Hurricane Irma leveled the island of Barbuda and all 1,800 residents were evacuated. Now, redevelopment and the end of collective land ownership threaten to keep them off their land.
ICIJ's global investigation that reveals the offshore activities of some of the world’s most powerful people and companies.
Sosua, a northern beach town in the Dominican Republic, was founded by Holocaust refugees. How did it become one of the Caribbean's biggest sex-tourism destinations?
The Obama administration’s decision to end the "wet foot, dry foot" policy has created a migration and humanitarian crisis in Central and South America and a new era in Cuban migration.
A plan to build sewage treatment plants all over Haiti after the 2010 earthquake has stalled, despite millions of dollars in international funding.
Cancer is a terrifying word to anyone, but for women living in developing countries, it can be truly devastating. In Haiti, women must overcome immense challenges to seek diagnosis and care.
About two decades too late, the Internet is cautiously breaking Cuba's spell of isolation. What impacts on culture and identity does the island's defiant re-connection to the outside world bring?
The sea level rise clock ticks loudly for those who call the Guna Yala islands of Panama home. Will a pending migration to the mainland serve as a model of progressive climate change adaptation?
While many in Cuba mourn the passing of Fidel Castro, others are more than ready for change.
An unintended planet-wide experiment is underway–leading to warming temperatures and an acidifying ocean.
As they immigrate for a chance to provide for their famlies, parents are leaving their children behind in Jamaica—possibly creating a mental health problem among Jamaican youth.
Gregory Scruggs, a U.S.-based journalist specializing in land and property rights, traveled to Antigua and Barbuda after Hurricane Irma. Watch to learn more.
A little-known story of survival during the Holocaust.
Rebecca Hersher travels to Haiti to investigate what went wrong with a plan to build a system of internationally funded sewage treatment plants across the country.
Nick Schifrin and Zach Fannin traveled to Cuba after Fidel Castro's death to report on the cruelty and charisma with which he ruled, and why Cubans do not predict his death will lead to major change.
Writer Jacob Kushner and and documentary photographer Allison Shelley traveled to Haiti for their project, "Canaan: Haiti’s Promised Land."
Business reporter Jamie McGee and photographer Larry McCormack share insights on their reporting in Haiti.
Grantee Dan McCarey explains the importance of data visualization for practitioners in biostatistics and other quantitative fields.
Tracey Eaton discusses his project, "Cuban Youth: A New Dawn?" Eaton, the former Havana bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News, interviewed 20-somethings about their hopes and dreams for the future.
Gaiutra Bahadur presents an overlooked chapter in the Cold War's annals, one story of U.S. interventions and the racial strife and dictatorships they fostered across the globe.
Journalists Jonathan M. Katz and Allison Shelley take a deep look at the Clintons' projects and prospects in Haiti.
Kwame Dawes explores what church and faith communities are doing in regards to HIV/AIDS in Jamaica.
Pulitzer Center Student Fellow Esohe Osabuohien was featured in several news outlets.
6th grade students at Macfarland Middle School learned about close observation, caption-writing, and visual literacy in a two-day, bilingual "Walk Like a Journalist "workshop.
Shelley's photo from the project, "Canaan: Haiti's Promised Land," won the grand prize for FotoWeekDC festival competitions.
This week: U.S.-bound Cuban immigrants are told to turn around, a Dominican haven for Holocaust refugees is now a sex tourism capital, and our genetic war against mosquitos.
The Best Documentary Feature award is the latest in a series for the Pulitzer Center-funded documentary, "The Abominable Crime."
The Out at the Movies Int’l LGBT Film Festival in Winston-Salem will screen “The Abominable Crime," a film produced by the Pulitzer Center about homophobia in Jamaica.
Four Pulitzer Center grantees, 15 students, and wide range of documentary film topics mark eighth year of partnership with Free Spirit Media.
Grantees Jamie McGee and Larry McCormack win national and state AP awards for their reporting on economic development in Haiti.
Pulitzer Center Student Fellows are chosen as three regional winners and one finalist for the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards.
This week: lung cancer patients travel to Cuba for a promising vaccine, South Africa is challenges the stigma attached to HIV/AIDS, climate change in Greenland is causing drought for farmers.
DC Public Schools students gathered for a reception with photojournalist Tomas van Houtryve on October 3, 2016 to celebrate the photos they contributed to the Pulitzer Center-supported photography contest for students who studied abroad in summer 2016.
For the first time in six years, the UN has acknowledged responsibility for a cholera outbreak in Haiti that has killed thousands.
In celebration of Earth Day, we've compiled our top ten lesson plans that feature reporting on how communities around the world are responding to diverse environmental issues.
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.
Students explore the process, purpose, and impact of investigative journalism in order to create a resource that clearly and engagingly conveys information about the Paradise Papers.
Students examine the anatomy of offshore activities revealed in the Paradise Papers to evaluate their impact on various actors and consider what steps should be taken as a result of the...
Students learn about health problems associated with solid fuel cooking, alternative cooking methods that would reduce the incidence of these problems, and the difficulties of implementing changes.
This lesson shows students how journalists use data visualization to effectively communicate scientific issues—and directs students to create their own projects using the mapping platform CartoDB.
In this lesson, students use the Pulitzer Center website to research a specific country before giving an oral presentation.
Students read about the impacts of coral bleaching on ocean ecosystems.
Students explore the impacts of the century-long relationship between Alcoa, an American corporation, and Suriname. They then debate the terms of Alcoa's exit from the country.
This lesson will explain and demonstrate the conflict between the Republic of Haiti and Dominican Republic, the two countries that coexist in the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean.
The following lesson plans for middle school teachers, high school teachers and college professors introduce reporting connected to migration and the experiences of refugees.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.