The Howard Center for Investigative Journalism developed a vulnerability index to understand which counties' homeless populations might struggle the most in the COVID-19 outbreak.
One out of 50 people are thought to have body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), a mental health condition that causes preoccupation with perceived physical flaws. Medill Journalism School graduate Gwen Aviles reports on how the pandemic has worsened symptoms.
The National Institutes of Health outlined the steps a small nonprofit research organization must take to reinstate an NIH grant related to bat coronavirus research in China.
With workers sick and workforces depleted, two Mississippi poultry plants have permission to ratchet up processing line speeds to increase production during the pandemic—at the risk, union leaders say, of worker safety in one of the country’s most dangerous industries.
"Guanajuato Norte," a short film by 2018 Columbia Reporting Fellows Ingrid Holmquist and Sana Malik, tells the story of Winny Contreras, a migrant farmworker on a Connecticut farm who visits his family in Mexico once a year.
Roberto Primero Luis set out across the U.S.-Mexico border last year as previous Guatemalan migrants had. But the crossing has changed.
Permafrost thaw and coastal erosion are affecting how water and sewer infrastructure operates in an Arctic environment like Utqiagvik, Alaska.
The pandemic has brought a perfect storm to homeless families across the nation. The shuttering of schools has deprived homeless students of not only the routine of daily learning, but also a place of shelter, food, and safety.
After a report from the Pentagon, Democrats questioned whether there was enough capacity to help either detainees or their guards if an outbreak occurs.
From the times of ancient Rome to the late 19th century, malaria was a deadly infection that no one knew how to cure, until chloroquine was discovered. Trump, Bolsonaro, and Maduro have defended its use against COVID-19, but scientific studies indicate that it is not effective.
The DuSable Museum of African American History is just one of a raft of Black institutions on the brink of financial ruin at a time when its role in culture is more essential than ever.
Wildlife scientists are working to understand the impacts of what many are calling the “anthropause”—the dramatic slowdown in human activity caused by the pandemic. The pause has created unique natural experiments, allowing researchers to compare how animals behaved before, during, and after the pandemic.
Pretrial diversion–where defendants pay fees to avoid prison time–are increasing popular. But some government agents are profiting from people's inability to pay the fees.
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.
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.
Feeling abandoned and disenfranchised, a group of previously apolitical voters in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, wages a grassroots campaign for the only man they feel can save them.
The Pulitzer Center Catchlight Media fellow, Tomas van Houtryve, reports on the U.S.-Mexico border and the “weaponization” of photography using historical photographic techniques alongside cutting-edge surveillance technology.
Inter(Nation)al explores current events through the lens of treaties signed between the U.S. Government and Native Nations. These treaties bind all of us—legally and culturally.
Journalists, scientists, policymakers, and residents discuss how climate change is threatening Cape Cod and what to do about it at an inaugural Connected Coastlines event at BU.
The first day of presentations tackled topics including displacement, religion, cultural identity, and women's health.
The Pulitzer Center's 2019 Reporting Fellows gather in Washington, D.C., for two days of panel discussions and a formal dinner to celebrate the work of Fellows in the Pulitzer Center's Campus Consortium partner schools.
Journalism funders from across the country fielded questions from filmmakers about how to secure journalism grants to fund their their documentary projects.
Deep engagement at schools, colleges and prisons in Chicago and North Carolina, inspired by the lead writer on The New York Times Magazine's 1619 Project and by Art for Justice Fund grantees working to end mass incarceration.
The podcast's second season reported on climate change in the Arctic region.
The Pulitzer Center is pleased to announce our 2019 Connected Coastlines grantees, a consortium of newsrooms and independent journalists across the United States who are using rigorous science reporting to document and explain the local effects of climate change on U.S. coastal populations.
The Pulitzer Center and the University of Chicago welcome award-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones for a conversation on The 1619 Project.
Pulitzer Center communications and inclusion manager, Jin Ding, participated in panel discussion alongside Pulitzer Center grantees about how to secure journalism funding.
Columbia University students will screen their short film about an asylum-seeking intersex woman who fled Zimbabwe with $60 at NewFest in New York City on October 26, 2019.
In its tenth year partnering with the Pulitzer Center, Free Spirit Media empowers students to tell stories of their community through film.
The new Connected Coastlines initiative is praised for its collaborative approach to environmental reporting.
The discussion questions attached can be used by teachers to engage students and book clubs in conversation about the themes of Roger Thurow's The First 1,000 Days.
This global health lesson plan for history teachers, humanities teachers, science teachers and English teachers introduces students to Roger Thurow's book The First 1,000 Days, which analyzes the...
In this lesson, students discuss the reporting project "Nuclear Winter."
Students will critically examine the legal, professional and moral obligations of journalists as witnesses to all kinds of human rights violations.
This lesson shows students how journalists use data visualization to effectively communicate scientific issues—and directs students to create their own projects using the mapping platform CartoDB.
Analyze author’s purpose using articles and video exploring a community’s efforts to support Syrian refugees in Jordan.
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...
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
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.