Sanitary and living conditions for an estimated 2,000 homeless people along Los Angeles’ Skid Row are so severe that the United Nations recently compared them to Syrian refugee camps.
As the Inuit incorporate more and more store-bought foods into their traditionally harvesting-based diets, their health and wellness suffer the consequences.
Is trying to reach across political divides really worth the effort?
Militaries are scrambling to control the melting Arctic.
Do tough U.S. policies really discourage people from trying to cross the border? Probably not—but they’re changing the landscape in ways no one yet understands.
Executive Editor Indira Lakshmanan appeared on MSNBC Live With Ali Velshi to discuss recent attacks on the media.
Gustavo Esteva once believed in "development." He once believed that social change could be achieved through government. That all changed with the emergence of the black-masked Zapatistas in 1994.
Shishmaref, Alaska, is ground zero for climate change in the Arctic.
Intercultural connection project wins domestic peacemaking award from international organization.
Members of this grassroots cultural connection effort come together for its first anniversary as they wrestle with its impact bridging the political divide.
In Chiapas, Mexico’s Zapatista movement convened to articulate a response to the election of “AMLO,” perceived as a dangerous false hope. The response was unprecedented.
In this video, Pulitzer Center Executive Editor Indira Lakshmanan moderates "Affairs of State" panel at the Texas Tribune Fest 2018.
An army of campesinos armed with little but words, a social movement, and a radical democratic project buried deep in the Mexican jungle: The Zapatistas defy easy categorization. This is their story.
How have local volunteers mobilized and aided Puerto Rican communities after Hurricane Maria?
Texas is searching for ways to curb the alarming number of women dying less than a year after their pregnancies. Poland, a conservative, anti-abortion, religious country may have solutions.
The Texas Tribune is shining a bright light on the U.S.-Mexico border in the aftermath of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy that separated children from their parents.
Tools are now available to prevent and treat HIV infections, but Russia, Nigeria and the U.S. state of Florida each are struggling, for different reasons, to fully exploit the power of these tools.
After losing his mother and four siblings in a bombing that left him injured, Syrian teenager Ibraheem Sarhan and his father make a new life for themselves in Winnipeg, Canada.
More than 3 million people in the US live in extreme poverty, according to the UN. These people aren't just poor by US standards; these people are poor by the standards of developing nations, as well.
Active shooter response trainers offer new methods of defense to emergency services, schools, and workplaces, as mass murder rates rise in the U.S.
Can a “liberal” New England college community and a “conservative” coal-mining Kentucky county’s heartfelt search for common ground point the way toward healing the nation’s deep divisions?
Two reports on criminal justice: a look at efforts to keep the mentally ill out of jail and an examination of the struggle to provide the poor with public defenders.
Girlhood Denied is the first visual journalistic project that seeks to document girls and the underrepresented Complex PTSD, a life-impacting form of traumatic stress based on sustained betrayal.
Nina Robinson and Ruddy Roye traveled to campuses across the country to see why young black people choose HBCUs and how they experience race in America.
Sarah Bellingham and Max Toomey are the co-directors, shooters, and editors of the documentary People 4 Trump.
Texas Tribune reporters Kiah Collier and Julián Aguilar discuss how they reported "The Taking," an investigation into how the federal government seized private land on the Texas-Mexico border to build a fence.
Post-NAFTA Mexico was flooded with cheap sugary, fatty junk food from the U.S.–triggering a dual crisis: obesity and malnutrition. As NAFTA renegotiations progress, will these crises come up at all?
Together, more than 148 non-profit Jewish federations hold assets of $16 billion in the United States and Canada. Investigative journalist Uri Blau examines how the money is spent.
In the 1950s the Cold War forever changed the American southwest, as thousands of hopeful uranium prospectors took to the hills in Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and beyond.
Photojournalist David Maurice Smith travelled to the remote Canadian First Nations community of Attawapiskat, Canada to document the cultural context of a suicide epidemic facing its residents.
For more than 30 years, James Whitlow Delano has documented the U.S./Mexico border. He now takes a close at the people as he examines financial, political and human rights implications.
This project investigates the important emerging political debate about whether or not nuclear power can reduce the threats posed by climate change.
Listen to award-winning journalist Daniella Zalcman discuss her latest work on Canada's Indian residential schools titled: "Signs of Your Identity."
In a project for PBS NewsHour, Nick Schifrin and Zach Fannin report on why President-Elect Donald Trump's promises to build a wall and pull out of free trade agreements could exacerbate the illegal immigration he vows to fight.
How did you spend your summer vacation? Pulitzer Center grantee Brian Castner paddled 1,125 miles down the Mackenzie River in Arctic Canada to report on climate change.
As the U.S. government responded to Hurricane Katrina what difference did it make that the nation was at war? In what ways were post-Katrina relief operations experienced as the war “coming home"?
Kem Knapp Sawyer, contributing editor at the Pulitzer Center and director of its Campus Consortium student fellowship program, has been elected associate board member of the Overseas Press Club of America, the nation's oldest and largest journalism association engaged in global news.
This week: cobalt mining comes from one of the planet's poorest countries and all too often it is mined by children, skepticism about Kosovo's deradicalization and rehabilitation programs for returning jihadists, and Pulitzer Center welcomes new Executive Editor, Indira Lakshmanan.
Award-winning photographer Daniella Zalcman discusses her ongoing "Signs of Your Identity" project and the importance of diverse storytelling.
For the past nine years, the Pulitzer Center has partnered with Free Spirit Media to support four youth production crews through a summer documentary film experience.
Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “Freedom for our peoples is not only a right, but also a tool." Your stories are tools that will help our democracy thrive.
Melissa Noel won NABJ's Salute to Excellence Award for "Jamaica's 'Barrel Children' Often Come up Empty with a Parent Abroad."
The Pulitzer Center partnered with the Tomodachi Youth Exchange program to encourage high school students from Japan and the United States to tell the underreported stories through photography.
"We Became Fragments" won Best Documentary at LA Shorts Fest, qualifying for the Oscars.
Comments and responses to "Losing Earth" have been pouring in online. Read on for a summary of the lively debate.
Here you will find reading comprehension tools, activities and other resources to bring "Losing Earth," The New York Times Magazine's special issue on climate change, into the classroom and beyond.
This week: investigating family separation at the U.S.-Mexico border, performing poetry in front of the White House, and explaining heavy metal mining in Peru.
Activities encouraging students to create and evaluate visual representations of climate change in order to interpret and share environmental knowledge effectively.
What could you and your students do to fight climate change? This resource outlines letter-writing campaigns, research projects and school-wide event ideas for students.
Find all the context you need to teach "Losing Earth," including historical timelines and original transcripts from Senate hearings on climate change.
Want a journalist to speak with your class about their environmental reporting? Our grantees have expertise ranging from ocean health to pollution. Learn more about how to schedule a free visit.
Students learn about elements of narrative nonfiction through reporting on uranium mining in the U.S. They then plan and conduct their own reporting trips and write travelogue essays.
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 celebration of World Press Freedom Day, we've compiled our top five lesson plans on the importance of a free media, and how journalists and citizens stand up for it around the world.
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.
This resource outlines tips for feature writing that can be applied to a variety of events. Students in the DC metro area used these tips to reflect on workshops with Pulitzer Center journalists.
Students will explore how health topics are presented in the news media using behind the scenes videos from Carl Gierstorfer’s Ebola project and Jon Cohen’s HIV/AIDS project.
Students will learn about the concept of epidemiology and how it is used to control or prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
Students learn about the history of globalization and how it impacts their lives. They will analyze how journalists visualize global stories and make connections between global and local issues.