Churches and other religious groups tutor kids, feed hungry people, shelter the homeless, and do a great deal of good, often under the radar. As religious groups shrink, those services could be lost.
Lack of attention to climate issues should challenge journalists to do more to define the threat of climate change in ways the public can see. Wider public understanding will build a basis for action.
The opposition to Black voters in Mississippi has changed since the 1960s, but it hasn’t ended. On the eve of the most divisive presidential election in decades, voters face obstacles such as state-mandated ID laws that mostly affect poor and minority communities and the disenfranchisement of tens of thousands of formerly incarcerated people.
Tasha Guidry is tired of watching her neighbors decide not to vote, and worried they won’t go to the polls. After Hurricane Rita 15 years ago, voter turnout was down to 13% after many residents were displaced.
Under the policy, workers usually receive a point or points for missing a day. If they gain enough points, they’re fired.
German students have been in school since August, thanks to hygiene measures and targeted quarantines. But that early success could soon be put to the test with a resurgence of the coronavirus.
Beverly Jones is a long-time resident of St. Louis's 63106, a Zip code with the worst social determinants of health in the region. Despite her own health struggles, Jones is determined to stay.
After floods and multiple hurricanes, homes in Sellers, South Carolina, are plagued with mold. This mold is causing health problems for Sellers residents.
There are no states that mandate cooling in farmworker housing. And there’s no relief from the summer night sky in North Carolina. “We struggle to fall asleep at night because of, well, that damn heat,” said one worker.
It is common for North Carolina farmworkers to live in grower-provided housing, and that housing often lacks air conditioning. Beyond making it hard to fall asleep, it can be a health risk.
The shock from the historically wet and destructive hurricanes of a few years ago may be fading for inland residents, but many people in coastal counties continue to live with the after-effects.
The warming climate is being felt in the rural counties on the Carolina coast. Our journalists investigated how climate change is affecting people and their health today, in real and visible ways.
How one Taiwanese restaurant in Pittsburgh feeds the local community.
In remote villages of rural Alaska, Native women and girls who suffer high rates of sexual violence are frustrated by what they call an ongoing legacy of indifference from authorities.
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?
Assisted dying and euthanasia are part of a new approach to death that emphasises the individual's right to call time on suffering. The effects of this shift on wider society will be immense.
Ohio is one of the largest states in the nation. But a strong tradition of local rule makes finding records difficult across county lines. This data project delves into that problem and looks at patterns of ownership throughout the state.
In the film A Table for All refugees and asylees seek employment in the New York City restaurant industry. Adapting to a kitchen in a new city, they find common ground in food and cultural exchange.
Over 2,000 Nepali-speaking Bhutanese refugees have settled in Central Massachusetts since 2008. Adjusting to a new location, finding jobs, and learning English are some of the many barriers they face.
California has its faults, but innovation, tolerance for immigrants, and reverence for the environment are not among them. What are the roots of California exceptionalism?
There is no denying that sea level rise will result in catastrophic damage along our coastlines. Sea level rise is a relentless, visible indicator of a warming climate and it cannot be ignored.
A Pulitzer Center staff member led a webinar discussing our education team's programs.
First session in Science and Health Series considers challenges and shortcomings of journalists covering health crises while offering ideas on improving coverage especially in context of COVID-19.
This virtual gallery features the entirety of the Fourth Annual Everday DC exhibit, with over 150 images from 14 middle schools across the Washington, D.C. area.
On March 11, District of Columbia middle school students, teachers, and other community members gathered to celebrate the opening of the Fourth Annual Everyday DC exhibit.
Columbia is funding reporting and internships as its graduates confront the repercussions of COVID-19 for careers in journalism.
Pulitzer Center grantee Tony Briscoe was honored for his work covering climate change in the Great Lakes.
Watch a recorded webinar for students in which Dr. Seema Yasmin share her insights on the role of journalism during public health emergencies
Educators across the country attended a webinar introducing The 1619 Project and exploring the accompanying curricular resources; it is now available on demand.
The One World Media Awards celebrate media coverage of developing countries across 15 categories. A number of Pulitzer-supported projects, grantees and partners were nominated.
Jon Sawyer, executive director of the Pulitzer Center, comments on the media's coverage of panic buying amid the coronavirus pandemic.
SPJ names two Reporting Fellows, Patrick Ammerman from University of Pennsylvania and Mariana Rivas from TCU, Regional Mark of Excellence winners for stories on challenges facing Venezuelan migrants.
The 81st Annual Overseas Press Club Awards Recognizes the finest international reporting in 22 categories. The Pulitzer Center-supported project “Fleeing Violence, Mexicans Seek Asylum in the U.S.” won a Citation for the Madeline Dane Ross Award.
In this lesson, students will learn about AIDS in Florida, and participate in an activity understand the role of health education and its impact on the AIDS epidemic in the United States.
This plan includes lesson plans connected to the work of journalists that presented at the UChicago Summer Teacher Institute in June 2016.
What is the most efficient way to reduce the amount of waste? Can we ever reach the point of waste elimination?
This 45-minute lesson uses a radio piece and photo essay to prompt discussion about immigration and the phenomenon of transnational parenting.
This lesson plan features resources highlighting practices related to food waste both in the U.S. and abroad in order to facilitate a discussion about how to address this issue.
This lesson plan uses current debates surrounding U.S. defense policy to help middle and high school students practice the Common Core Social Studies standards.
Our topic under the umbrella of food insecurity is the existence of food deserts in both rural and urban areas within the U.S. and how they compare and/or contrast in their causes and potential...
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
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.