Law enforcement agencies in St. Charles County got a budget windfall of more than $1 million in 2017. The source? A court process known as civil asset forfeiture.
Rachel Lippmann and William Freivogel discuss how police departments use civil asset forfeiture, as well as the legal implications of the practice.
How civil asset forfeiture stacks up with the law, and how police abuse it.
Indira Lakshmanan writes about what the passing of Dr. Roderick MacFarquhar means for academia.
National and international media has begun recognizing the cultural bridge-building efforts of Western Massachusetts group.
In the same week the Pentagon said Guantánamo is still an option for ISIS prisoners in Syria, the war-on-terror prison seeks contractors to bid for a three-cell, ADA-approved compound. Price tag? Unknown.
The Pentagon doubled down on an appeal by the State Department to foreign countries to take home their nationals captured in Syria as foreign fighters for ISIS. Detention at Guantánamo is still a viable option.
Indira Lakshmanan guest hosted a segment on NPR's 1A covering the politics of climate change in the United States and the future of the "Green New Deal."
Alexis Smith, a Pulitzer Center student fellow, reports on resources for the disabled community in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.
America's mid-century uranium boom changed the face of the West. Meet the man at the center of its secret afterlife.
Marine Col. Keith Parrella was holding his third round of pretrial hearings in the September 11 case when he suddenly became ill, forcing cancellation of this week’s 9/11 session at Guantánamo.
9/11 defense attorneys, who have long claimed that intelligence agencies actively interfere in their client relationships, are threatening to boycott the hearing of Khalid Sheik Mohammed.
Carol Rosenberg tells both big-sweep and incremental stories about the court and captives at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
In each of Texas' 254 counties, a host of local agencies can use civil asset forfeiture to help cover their expenses. But the system's lack of transparency and accountability makes it ripe for abuse.
After Hurricane Maria, the disabled community in Puerto Rico faces steep challenges.
At bridges leading from Mexico to Texas and in the zone between the Rio Grande and checkpoints along the highway north, the effects of Trump's immigration policies reverberate across the borderlands.
A data-driven look at the impact of civil asset forfeiture reform laws throughout the Midwest.
Kentucky has some of the weakest laws in the country when it comes to protecting property from seizure. The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting examines why law enforcement is seizing so much property—and who's suffering.
American Origami is a work of images and text that looks at the aftermath of mass shootings in American schools.
How one Taiwanese restaurant in Pittsburgh feeds the local community.
America is exporting a different set of ideas to the world under the leadership of President Trump.
The “Visions of Justice” workshop immerses court involved youth in visual storytelling as a means to nurture self-expression, self-respect, and the exploration their ideas of freedom and justice.
A feature for Politico Magazine about how US immigration policy plays out south of the border, specifically in El Salvador, and the impact of family separation on would-be migrants on the ground.
After suffering back-to-back hurricanes in 2017 and an ongoing fiscal crisis, Puerto Rico has seen a surge in foreclosures and abandoned property. How are Puerto Ricans' property rights being defended?
Andres Gonzalez investigates the epidemic of mass shootings in American schools, producing a body of work titled "American Origami."
Restaurateur Mike Chen legally hired expert noodle-pullers from Taiwan to create an authentic noodle house in Pittsburgh, until the Trump administration’s immigration policy changes put an end to it.
In the United States, one in every 28 children has a parent in jail or in prison. TIME for Kids executive editor Jaime Joyce reports on two programs that help families stay connected.
Threshold is a public radio show and podcast tackling one pressing environmental issue each season. The show aims to be a home for nuanced journalism about human relationships with the natural world.
After a new federal immigration policy led to hundreds of children being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, The Texas Tribune opened a temporary South Texas bureau to investigate.
Nigeria, Russia, and Florida have each had difficulty mounting a strong response to HIV/AIDS, at a time when neighboring countries or states have made progress in bringing their epidemics to an end.
The placebo effect influences all types of healing, from acupuncture to laying of hands to the doctor's office. Science producer for PBS NewsHour Nsikan Akpan journeyed from Mexico to Maryland to learn how it works.
In rural Kentucky, Hands Across the Hills works to mend the political divide between Americans as the group tries to find common ground.
Inter(Nation)al is a pilot podcast and radio project that shows the hidden history behind current events through the lens of treaties signed between the U.S. Government and Native Nations.
Pulitzer Center grantees John Yang and Frank Carlson investigate the imprisonment of mentally ill Americans, efforts to seek alternative treatments, and the struggle to provide the poor with public defenders.
After Hurricane Harvey devastated south and east Texas, aerial photographer Alex MacLean and journalist Daniel Grossman set out to see the damage from the air.
Sarah Bellingham and Max Toomey are the co-directors, shooters, and editors of the documentary People 4 Trump.
The Pulitzer Center's support of Carol Rosenberg's coverage of the U.S. detention facility in in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba will continue as she moves to The New York Times.
Photographer Daniella Zalcman explores ideas of authentic photography, visual literacy, and confronting history during interview.
Panelists explore living, dying, grief— and why talking about death is good for our health.
Thousands of Americans face losing their lands. Environmentalists worry about the impact on nature. How might we learn from past land grabs?
Student Fellow Kent Wagner's film is being nominated for the Television Academy Foundation's 39th College Television Award for Non-Fiction/Reality.
The Pulitzer Center hosted a screening of A Table for All, a film produced by Pulitzer Center-Columbia Graduate Journalism School fellows Liz Scherffius and Thea Pilzecker documenting the work of Emma's Torch, a Brooklyn-based restaurant providing employment to refugees.
Meet the next generation of global changemakers: our contest winners are profiled here, and receive congratulatory videos from journalists reporting on their letters' focal areas.
The Pulitzer Center is pleased to announce “Bringing Stories Home,” a major new initiative that brings our innovative approach to reporting and educational outreach to regional news outlets across the United States.
Over the summer, students from the U.S. and post-conflict zones around the world came together in Chicago to study peacebuilding through the Genesis Academy Summer Institute.
Photojournalist Brian Frank shared his reporting on how mass incarceration affects minority communities with Chicago public school students.
At City of Asylum in Pittsburgh, a lively conversation about running a noodle business and immigration policy.
Senior Editor Tom Hundley discusses the importance of funding in-depth reporting in the latest environmental journalism issue of Crain's NewsPro.
Students explore Afropunk as a global social catalyst and consider art and fashion's relationship to identity, culture, and social movements.
A project-based unit that engage students in the production of their own citizen journalism for Andrea Bruce's Our Democracy project.
Engage students in a dialogue about democracy with photojournalist Andrea Bruce and members of a re-entry program in Memphis, Tennessee.
Students practice skills for preparing and conducting interviews for documentary films.
Students evaluate how photojournalist Daniella Zalcman communicates interviews with blended photography in order to create their own blended portraits that communicate how their identities are...
This resource describes methods for producing documentary filmmaking projects with students that make local connections to global issues by outlining the development of the film “Placing Identity.”
This lesson offers multimedia resources that emphasize the relevance of treaties with Native nations in the U.S. today, and explore under-reported stories about Indigenous peoples around the world.
What should environmental reporting accomplish, and what creative approaches can journalists take to meeting their goal? Students reflect on these questions and plan a reporting project of their own.
Independently and collaboratively, students piece together photo puzzles and investigate the stories behind them, all the while considering: Why is it important to seek out the full story?
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.
A summary of each section of "Losing Earth," a special issue of The New York Times Magazine.
Comprehension and discussion questions for "Losing Earth," a special issue of The New York Times Magazine.