A series of record-breaking hurricanes have led to changes in how coastal North Carolina residents talk about climate change and sea-level rise.
High school students in North Carolina reflect on their personal experiences during Hurricane Florence in 2018 and their perceptions of climate change.
America’s decentralized election system fails voters in a common way. As each state adopts independent mesaures, the electoral stresses caused by COVID-19 and laws that aim to ensure the security of American elections may increase voter suppression in the country.
Hurricane Florence in 2018 marked the beginning of a shift in attitudes in North Carolina toward climate science, researchers say, but whether increased acceptance leads to policy changes remains uncertain.
2020 Syracuse University Reporting Fellow and photojournalist Maranie Staab sets off on a road trip to document essential workers across the nation amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tyra Johnson doesn't allow her kids to play outside, so they've been stuck indoors during the pandemic. Her apartment sits in Preservation Square, in 63106, the ZIP code where people live an average of 18 years fewer than those living eight miles away in Clayton.
In this video American University graduate Virginia Garino documents the challenges of self-quarantining in a D.C. apartment during the early weeks of the pandemic.
Scientists are learning more about “superspreading events,” gatherings where COVID-19 clusters are likely to occur.
In episode one of this two-part investigation, "The Moving Border" examines the increasing pressure put on asylum seekers by both the Trump administration and Mexican officials.
Victoria Isaacson, a 22-year-old wheelchair fencer, faces her degenerative health, mounting debt, and the coronavirus pandemic on her journey to Tokyo 2020 Paralympics in a documentary produced by Pulitzer Center Columbia Journalism School Reporting Fellows Brian Ryu and Brett Forrest.
Medill School of Journalism graduate Hannah Wiley reports on how decades of insufficient funding and closures have limited California public health labs' ability to conduct "targeted testing."
Robert Lee and Tristan Ahtone reveal how they investigated the university land-grant system.
An on-the-ground look at efforts in Africa and the United States to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
U.S. administration defines Jewish settlements as an obstacle to peace, yet allows millions in subsidized donations to help sustain them. How does it work? Investigative journalist Uri Blau digs deep.
What difference did it make that Hurricane Katrina struck during major US military deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq? This piece explores hidden intersections between these defining events.
The Pentagon plans to replace the current nuclear arsenal, including 12 new nuclear armed submarines in the coming decades. But can the United States afford this and is it necessary?
Tijuana and San Diego, sister cities that have overlapping populations, have vastly different responses to HIV/AIDS, illustrating the stark challenges that still exist in many locales.
A look at how climate change is challenging Native communities across rural Alaska where hunting, fishing and foraging for food anchors cultures and economies.
The Geography of Poverty is a digital documentary project that combines geotagged photographs with census data to create a modern portrait of poverty in the US.
Aid agencies and NGOs are increasingly partnering with large corporations. Is this the answer to global development in the 21st century—or is it just corporate welfare for the One Percent?
The Pulitzer Center and The College of William & Mary continue their unique initiative to provide deeper global learning and storytelling experiences for students.
When people think of a tax haven, most have visions of a tropical island in the Caribbean. But what if there was a tax haven hidden right among us?
From the U.S. to India, alarm has long been raised about overpopulation, leading to calls for harsh measures to curb it. But is population control the answer?
About a third of all the food we produce goes to waste. What we thoughtlessly leave to rot in fields, landfills, and our own refrigerators could alleviate world hunger and help reverse climate change.
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.
Pulitzer Center grantee Pete Brook was awarded the Howard Chapnick Grant for his project working as a guest instructor for the Prison University Project (PUP) at San Quentin State Prison in California
Students and faculty share their thoughts from inspiring visit.
Student will discuss the difference between essential facts, secondary facts, and emotive statements.
This lesson supports student explorations into the ethics of using drones in civilian life and warfare.
Students analyze cholera mapping, identify community health concerns, and create plans for their own publicity campaigns informing community members of current community health concerns.
Students analyze how an author structures articles in different ways to report on malnutrition. The articles come from the project “1,000 Days: To save women, children and the world” by Roger Thurow.
This lesson draws from a range of projects on food waste, ocean health, global goods and extractives, food insecurity, water and sanitation and more to support student understanding around...
This lesson uses reporting by Tracey Eaton and Rachel Southmayd to support student understanding around the state of relations between the US and Cuba.
Students analyze reporting about food waste in D.C. and South Korea. They then create their own media plans on reporting food waste issues in their communities.
Students will evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums to inform people about the impact of ocean acidification in the Pacific Northwest.