We continue our reporting from Kaktovik, Alaska—the only town within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—to find out how the conflict over drilling for oil in the refuge feels to those who live there.
At issue is testimony by a former Army lieutenant colonel at the war court who challenged a key finding in the Senate’s Torture Report.
With father deported, Flores family wrestles with financial pressures, emotional toll.
A Vancouver immigration attorney says there are few pathways for immigrants to enter and live in the United States legally.
Wisconsin has billed itself as America's Dairyland for nearly a century. But with industrial farms on the rise, its next generation of children may never know what it's like to see red barns and Brown Swiss cattle in pastures on hillsides.
After father deported, former Hazel Dell family navigates life separated by border.
Deportees build new lives—and embrace "two cultures, two homes."
After Motel 6 gave his name to immigration agents, a Vancouver, Wash., man’s family was torn apart. The Columbian reports from the U.S.-Mexico border, where the family is navigating a life divided.
As 2019 unfolded, the effort to review these cold cases and remake the police department was frustrated by bureaucratic snags and the agency’s short-handed staffing.
By the end of the century, sea levels off the Georgia coast are expected to rise anywhere from one to eight feet.
The bay's low oxygen season has ranged from 12 days to more than three months over the past three decades.
"Holding Fire" follows Somia Elrowmeim, a determined Muslim activist, as she navigates local politics and organizes her community in South Brooklyn at a time of unprecedented Islamophobia.
The gradual implementation of agricultural nutrient reduction strategies across the Midwest is seen as potential solution to a loss of biodiversity in the Gulf of Mexico.
Families of color have long been thwarted in finding a quality education. We present the saga of one St. Louis family, how they got educated and managed to gain their purchase on the American Dream.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has boosted biometric technology testing at the southern border raising fears about possible privacy and civil rights violations.
Dairy farms—Wisconsin's economic engines—have been decimated in recent years due to decreased demand, lack of workers, and slumping milk prices.
As 88 miles of President Trump’s border wall go up in South Texas, scientists and local residents fear that the unique ecosystems and nature-based economy of the Lower Rio Grande Valley will suffer.
Liberal and conservative justices criticize abuses of civil asset forfeiture. Groups from CATO to the ACLU do too. Republicans and Democrats want change, but much of the reform agenda is unfinished.
A data-driven look at the impact of civil asset forfeiture reform laws throughout the Midwest.
A historic performance of The Box , a piece of transformational theater based on a journalist’s investigation onto solitary confinement, was staged on Alcatraz in June 2019.
Carol Rosenberg tells both big-sweep and incremental stories about the court and captives at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
As plans emerge for a another caravan of migrants to leave Honduras, PBS NewsHour goes to the origin to explore the crisis forcing so many to flee.
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.
This project investigates the important emerging political debate about whether or not nuclear power can reduce the threats posed by climate change.
As the U.S. government responded to Hurricane Katrina what difference did it make that the nation was at war? In what ways were post-Katrina relief operations experienced as the war “coming home"?
Grantee Roger Thurow discusses his new book, "The First 1,000 Days."
Author Roger Thurow discusses the role of nutrition during the most important time in human development—from pregnancy through a child's second birthday.
Producer Kit R. Roane discusses the curious history and continuing legacy of the "Nuclear Winter," a Cold War theory that still resonates today.
Grantee Dan McCarey explains the importance of data visualization for practitioners in biostatistics and other quantitative fields.
With Pulitzer Center support, Jon Cohen is coordinating a package of video, print, and online stories on ending AIDS for Science, PBS NewsHour, BuzzFeed, and UCTV.
How is climate change challenging Native communities across rural Alaska where hunting, fishing and foraging for food anchors cultures and economies? And what happens when whale meat begins to spoil?
In his project, "The Life Equation," grantees Rob Tinworth and Miles O'Brien explore the concept of "big data" and the cost effectiveness of global health.
Eli Kintisch visited high Arctic sites in Siberia and Alaska to report on the tenuous state of the permafrost.
Ian James and Steve Elfers discuss their global investigation into groundwater depletion.
Uri Blau used U.S. and Israeli tax records to connect the dots between American tax-exempt charities and their Israeli beneficiaries operating over the Green Line.
The Arnold Newman Prize For New Directions in Photographic Portraiture is awarded yearly to a photographer whose work breaks ground in photographic portraiture.
A film by two Columbia Journalism School student fellows was selected to be screened in four film festivals across North America.
The Pulitzer Center is partnering with The New York Times Magazine's landmark "1619 Project" on curriculum and outreach.
“What if I told you that the year 1619 is as important to the American story as the year 1776? What if I told you that America is a country born both of an idea and a lie?” author Nikole Hannah-Jones asked during the live-streamed announcement of 'The 1619 Project,' for which the Pulitzer Center serves as the education partner, at the TimesCenter on Tuesday, August 13.
Since 2009, the Pulitzer Center has supported international reporting fellowships for more than 170 students at our partner universities. Here's where they are now!
Through Bringing Stories Home, the Pulitzer Center supports local and regional newsrooms across the country, helping them to tell the types of long-form enterprise stories that too often go unreported.
The Pulitzer Center's newsletter for the week of July 30, 2019.
Executive Editor Indira Lakshmanan moderated a panel discussion on "Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers," a documentary about women serving as UN peacekeepers.
What are the challenges to ending AIDS? "Far From Over," a series supported by the Pulitzer Center for PBS NewsHour exploring societal stigma against HIV/AIDS, was nominated for an Emmy Award.
“We didn’t know they would come to bomb us,” says Lung Ki, a character in 2017 Student Fellow Erin McGoff's film exploring the continuing impact of the 1964 - 1973 U.S. bombings of Laos.
Baltimore public school students connect with staff from Pulitzer Center and The Baltimore Sun to explore how journalism is produced as part of the Center's "Bringing Stories Home" initiative.
St. Louis students discuss the impacts of civil asset forfeiture in their communities.
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.
A glossary of term for "Losing Earth," a special issue of the New York Times Magazine.
The cast of characters for "Losing Earth", a special issue of The New York Times Magazine
In this printable PDF, you will find text summaries, discussion and comprehension questions, and other useful materials for students and teachers navigating "Losing Earth."
Guide your students in creative, expository, and persuasive writing, class debates, and science communications exercises designed for any subject area.
Activities encouraging students to create and evaluate visual representations of climate change in order to interpret and share environmental knowledge effectively.
What could you and your students do to fight climate change? This resource outlines letter-writing campaigns, research projects and school-wide event ideas for students.