Starting with hundreds of cases, we reached out to dozens of property owners who lost land for the border fence. Some had died, some deflected questions to lawyers, and many just didn’t want to talk to us.
Knocking on doors in the Texas heat, three reporters slowly learn the stories behind the border fence. Some people whose land was seized considered it their patriotic duty, while others were still bitter.
Getting footage involved covert drone launches, run-ins with suspicious Border Patrol agents and cajoling reluctant sources.
For many, the aftermath of Hurricane Maria has been worse than the storm. Here's how a mother is powering her family through the difficult times.
Scores of Texas landowners who have lived in the shadow of the border fence for years were never compensated for any damage to their property values.
The U.S. has ratified more than 370 treaties with American Indian nations. Yet many Americans know little about the treaties that shaped, and continue to impact, the country today.
How the joint project on land seizures along the U.S.-Mexican border by The Texas Tribune and ProPublica was reported.
Allison Herrera is Salinan, a member of a California tribe that's not recognized by the federal government and has no land or sovereignty. She explains what's being done to change that.
The federal government’s boldest land grab in a generation produced the first border wall—and a trail of abuse, mistakes and unfairness.
Hurricane Harvey flooded almost all of Bevil Oaks' homes. Then the city relaxed rules meant to make the city less flood prone. And nobody's talking about how global warming will make things worse.
In a 2016 offensive to take Mosul back from ISIS, the U.S. and Iran fought on the same side without ever publicly acknowledging it. What does that bode for the future?
There is no national plan to deal with contagious disease in our busy skies. There is no consistent way to notify towers of incoming problems. And sometimes airplane cleanup crews ignore even basic hygiene.
In the arctic, warmer weather has already reshaped fauna and flora zones, and sea ice melted last year at the highest levels in modern history. In fact, some scientists believe that if such thawing continues, North Pole summers will be ice-free by the end of the century.
Once a sleepy agricultural town, the entire economy of Altar, Sonora is, at this point, based on human smuggling. Sitting just an hour drive south of the Arizona-Mexico border, Altar is the last and most critical stop before migrants take to the dangerous desert crossing. Sacha Feinman and David...
In the last several years, at least one dozen Mexican norteño musicians have been murdered in a wave of violence bearing the brazenness and brutality of Mexico's drug cartels. Most of the victims performed what are known as "narcocorridos," popular folk songs that tell the stories of the Mexican...
Reporter Michelle Nijhuis and photographer Jeffrey Barbee spent 10 days on the Juneau Icefield following a research team led by veteran glaciologist Maynard Miller. Miller's half-century commitment to research and teaching on the icefield has given him a rare first-hand perspective on climate change. He has watched the Juneau...
The Pulitzer Center adds a second senior editor, Jeffrey Bartholet, in line with the increasing scope of the Center's work.
For a week, the Pulitzer Center will be featuring photography by female journalists around the world.
This week: the global rise of private security services, China's motivation for investing in renewable energy, and photographs from a teenage refugee.
Grantees Ben Taub and Daniella Zalcman were honored with 2017 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards for their reporting.
This week: a Canadian town wracked by suicides, the first world's withdrawl from the hunt for Kony, and the obstacles France's Marine Le Pen must overcome to win the presidency.
Grantee journalists present thought-provoking narratives on the refugee crisis, exhibiting a myriad of lessons learned and reflecting on questions that linger after returning from the field.
Pulitzer Center interns Arthur Jones and Ifath Sayed reported on the preservation of African American cemeteries.
Filmmakers and performers from "Circus Without Borders" visited schools in Winnipeg, Manitoba in March, 2017.
The "Strong Women" assignment asks contributors to share the stories of strong women in their lives.
National Geographic photographer, Amy Toensing and Deputy Director of Photography, Whitney Johnson, select the final photographs for Your Shot assignment.
The role and responsibility of the press under President Trump: CNN anchor Jake Tapper and Washington Post political reporter David Fahrenthold explore the topic with Marvin Kalb.
Marvin Kalb on President Trump: "He hates the press, and yet cannot live without it. It is his oxygen; it is what keeps him alive, emotionally and politically."
The following World Water Day lesson plan and classroom resources for humanities, science, social studies, media and English teachers ask students to investigate four Pulitzer Center reporting...
This Masters level lesson introduces journalism as an important tool for public health students and researchers to communicate complex public health issues in an accessible way for the general...
Resources to support student Letters to the Next President inspired and informed by global problems such as water access, climate change, forced migration and more.
The following lesson explores the project "Pumped Dry," which covers the recent shortage of vanishing groundwater. It teaches skills of persuasion.
In this lesson, students use online reporting to compare the 2016 U.S. election to elections in Iran and Taiwan.
Students read global news articles and design a mock campaign addressing the issue of driving under the influence.
A quick, 10-minute lesson about the effects of the Nuclear tests done on the Marshall Islands by the United States.
This project outline uses several photojournalism projects to engage student in reflections and analysis of how a “slow approach” to journalism can highlight larger issues in their own communities.
Students use evidence gathered from the resources to write a letter or presentation articulating their own opinion of whether or not to continue funding nuclear weapons in the U.S.
Through project-based learning, discussion, and reading, students examine the impact of Canadian Indian residential schools and the relationship between school environment and personal identify.
This lesson looks at different countries and their responses to the AIDS epidemic.
This lesson looks at climate change and how some countries are trying to combat it.