As the pace of sea level rise accelerates and flooding becomes more frequent, marginalized communities are hit hardest.
"This time made me realize the people, my unconditional best friends, that I want to rush back to,” one sophomore tells fellow Wake Forest University student Madison Borsellino.
Three months after retracting a high-profile COVID-19 paper, editors at The Lancet hope to assure the research community that they’ve learned their lesson.
An 18th birthday, the MCAT, a raucous third grade Zoom classroom, and job loss. These are just a few of her family's life experiences that Wake Forest University senior Marlee Rich chronicles during the pandemic.
The selection of Col. Stephen Keane eliminates one crucial roadblock to restarting pretrial hearings in the long-running case of the five men accused of helping to plot the attack.
The pharmaceutical company has announced encouraging results from a clinical trial focused on virus-fighting antibodies.
After 10 years and over $350,000 worth of grants, Georgia has something its neighbors don't: a database mapping almost 60,000 coastal septic tanks.
The human immune system can't beat back a pathogen if its many players don’t hit the right notes at the right times. A new study finds that people who suffer the most from COVID-19 have an immune response that’s out of sync.
Old equipment and rising sea levels can mean serious problems for septic systems—and pollution of local waterways—on the Georgia coast.
Prisoners have been excluded from vaccine trials out of concern that they may be coerced into participating, but researchers say that including the vulnerable population in COVID-19 studies could have outsize health benefits.
Millions will be displaced. Where will they go?
Eric Kerska, whose daughter was deployed to the base, said he was alarmed by the isolation of young soldiers on their first tour as a coronavirus precaution.
Forget climate change. The real story is climate speed. From rain bombs to higher seas, the accelerating forces of climate change are changing South Carolina now.
Shelter in place, the mantra of the COVID-19 pandemic, takes on a whole new meaning when you have no home. The Howard Centers for Investigative Journalism explore the plight of the homeless.
In the last twenty years, according to the U.S. Border Patrol, roughly 8,000 migrants have died in on the border while trying to get into this country. This is the story of one of them.
In this series from PBS Frontline and The Marshall Project, Emily Kassie and Ben C. Solomon follow the lives of the undocumented, the homeless, the detained, and the guards are fighting to survive in the virus’ epicenter.
As the coronavirus ravages marginalized communities, it's putting migrant farmworkers most in danger. Even as policies have shifted across the country, working and living conditions for them remains the same, making them one of the most vulnerable groups.
Being a “Land Grant” university is a source of pride at Ohio State University—but why? Eye on Ohio looks into the Native American lands that helped fuel one of Ohio's largest economic engines.
The Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting captures the stories of people and places hit hardest by the nation’s worst pandemic in a century.
Propublica and the New York Times magazine use a groundbreaking data model to explore the daunting implications of climate change for global migration.
A reporting project exploring the systematic abuses of agriculture workers in the food industry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Charlotte ranks dead last among larger cities in terms of upward mobility. This project looks at COVID-19's disproportionate impact on the city's Black population in several areas.
COVID-19 + the Trump Administration + an already broken asylum system = a total disaster.
Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (CPI) investigated the ways COVID-19 affects Puerto Rican communities in the US.
Journalists Stephanie Beasley and Kathleen Flynn traveled to an Arizona border crossing with Mexico where the U.S. government conducted a months-long facial recognition pilot program, scanning 200,000 faces a month.
How do North America's trees fuel Europe's clean energy plans? Journalist Justin Catanoso discusses "Slow burn"—a project on the wood pellet industry in North Carolina and its impact on the environment and climate change.
What does it take to produce an international series in multiple locations? Journalist Melanie Saltzman takes us behind-the-scenes of her reporting for PBS NewsHour Weekend’s “Future of Food” series.
After Motel 6 gave the name of an undocumented immigrant to the authorities, his family was torn apart. The Columbian reports from the U.S.-Mexico border, where the family is navigating a life divided.
Natasha S. Alford tells the story of her reporting project on Afro-LatinX identity and social issues in Puerto Rico.
Aerial photographer Alex MacLean addresses the impact of sea-level rise, and current strategies to mitigate it, by capturing images of shoreline vulnerability, catastrophic damage, and strategies for resilience along the coast from Maine to Texas.
A Chinese surrogacy agent’s business in southern California has become a one-stop shop for wealthy Chinese couples seeking to hire American surrogates to have their babies.
In Feb. 2019, journalist Zahra Ahmad returned to Iraq to reunite with her family for the first time since immigrating to the U.S in 1998. Here she explains what sparked her trip and what she learned.
In Juarez, a cobbled-together community of migrants is trapped by U.S. policies in an immigration purgatory. Associated Press reporters Tim Sullivan and Cedar Attanasio spent a week in their world.
In Nome, Alaska, a city reckons with a crisis of unaddressed sexual violence, reports Victoria Mckenzie.
Photojournalist James Whitlow Delano explores the human and environmental toll of mining for gold in La Rinconada in the Peruvian Andes.
Meet journalist Louie Palu, reporting on the militarization of the Arctic.
The proposed legislation comes as local news groups face economic strain and systemic challenges
What is the status of the detention center at Guantánamo Bay nearly 20 years after its creation? Grantee Carol Rosenberg and CNN analyst John Kirby spoke at a webinar collaboration with Georgetown University’s Berkley Center.
The Howard Centers for Investigative Journalism collaborated on a project investigating the effects of COVID-19, and the government's response to it, on those experiencing homelessness and facing eviction.
The Pulitzer Center is seeking applications from current students and recent graduates of the Campus Consortium program to report on issues related to the impacts of climate change within the U.S. The deadline is Oct. 13, 2020.
Marina Walker Guevara has been elected to the Board of Governors of the country’s largest association of journalists engaged in international news.
"Growing Up Through the Cracks" investigates childhood poverty and governmental dysfunction in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Over the summer, Pulitzer Center grantees shared reporting uncovering the injustices of Maryland's child support system with community members in Baltimore.
In this webinar, educators explored reporting that investigates the relationship between climate change and migration as well as resources on how to bring it into the classroom.
Join the Pulitzer Center for a virtual performance of The BOX, a play inspired by true stories of courage, torture, and resistance in U.S. prisons.
Journalist considers her "Battle to the Ballot Box" project, the inspiration behind her reporting, and her future stories.
Journalist Brittany Gibson, attorney Tori Wenger, and Dr. Brenda C. Williams discuss the impacts of systemic voter suppression and harsh voter ID laws on voter participation throughout the United States.
In this webinar, the producers and subjects of "Circus Without Borders," a story of two circuses providing opportunity for expression in Nunavut and Guinea, reflect on identity, culture, and storytelling.
In this lesson, students analyze how journalists use interviews to research and tell under-reported stories. They then apply those tips to planning, conducting, and editing their own interviews.
This resource includes quotes, key terms/names/historical events, and guiding questions for many of the 30+ essays and creative works that compose The 1857 Project.
This lesson plan is designed to introduce William Freivogel’s essay, and The 1857 Project as a whole, through discussion questions and guided reading.
These activities model ways that students can apply writing, research, discussion, and visual arts skills to explorations of essays written by students for The 1857 Project.
In this lesson, students will hear from a journalist who uses writing skills to describe under-reported place, and practice the same skills in original writing.
In this lesson, students will analyze how photojournalists tell under-reported stories using photography and apply tips for doing so themselves from Pulitzer Center-supported journalists.
In this lesson, students read and analyze reporting that investigates the relationship between climate change and migration using both data journalism and wrenching storytelling.
In this lesson, students explore the concept of triage in Missouri's public defender system, and more broadly across the United States.
In this lesson, students consider questions of identity and visibility by analyzing a documentary about an intersex woman from Zimbabwe seeking asylum in the U.S.
A partial listing of historical events and terms referenced in The 1619 Project essays to support teachers in curricular integration.
A lesson plan for close reading and guided discussion of Nikole Hannah-Jones' essay, which provides the intellectual framework and introduction for The 1619 Project.
Standards-aligned activities drawing from concepts in the essays, creative texts, photographs, and illustrations to engage students in creative and challenging ways.