Issue

Bringing Stories Home

Bringing Stories Home is the Pulitzer Center's initiative designed to help U.S. newsrooms cover the big, underreported stories that affect us all—and through education and other outreach promote the public engagement that is essential if our democracy is to thrive.

News outlets eligible for participation in Bringing Stories Home include all those serving U.S. cities in which population ranks 21st or lower. The Pulitzer Center is already actively working with partner outlets in many such cities, from Louisville to Tucson to St. Louis. Bringing Stories Home represents a major investment in local news, providing resources to cover stories that might not otherwise get told. 

Support for Bringing Stories Home is provided in part by an unrestricted endowment gift from the Facebook Journalism Project. Support for reporting projects also comes from the Omidyar Network, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the MacArthur Foundation, Humanity United, and other generous donors to the Pulitzer Center.

Bringing Stories Home

From Rust to Resilience

Even as Great Lakes cities cope with economic turbulence, climate change brings new challenges and opportunities.

Land, Water, Spirits, War

The Inuit of Labrador face off against Canada’s hydropower industry in a battle against irreversible environmental and cultural damage.

Cops and Robbers

A Baltimore Sun investigation into a rogue squad of police officers who used the authority of the badge to commit crimes—and how they got away with it for so long.

Before Ferguson, Beyond Ferguson

Families of color have long been thwarted in finding a quality education. We present the saga of one St. Louis family, how they got educated and managed to gain their purchase on the American Dream.

Iraq: The Journey Home

The story of an Iraqi-Irani woman’s experience of immigration highlights the importance of cultural re-exposure.

A Lost Generation

How a cycle of debt and increased enforcement is leaving a void in some rural Guatemalan schools and villages.

Dairyland in Distress

Dairy farms—Wisconsin's economic engines—have been decimated in recent years due to decreased demand, lack of workers, and slumping milk prices.

Fleeing Violence, Mexicans Seek Asylum in the U.S.

For decades, people have migrated from the Mexican state of Guerrero for economic reasons. But now, people are leaving Guerrero not to improve their lives, but to save their lives.