National Native News takes a look at the climate of fear, mistrust, and despair that arises when perpetrators don’t face any consequences. A group of mostly Alaska Native women have been working for years to change the narrative coming from a mostly male, non-Native government and legal structure.
Nome, Alaska's police department and city officials fostered a system of neglect and incompetence that left countless women and girls feeling isolated and traumatized.
Rape survivors and their supporters told the AP that the city’s police department has often failed to investigate sexual assaults or keep survivors informed about what, if anything, is happening with their cases.
Migrants crossing at the Texas border fluctuate in the face of Trump administration policies. Recent executive actions coupled with long-standing federal regulations have caused a spike in refused entries.
The legal team defending Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was reshaped less than two weeks after the military court set a January 2021 start date for the trial.
In the second part of a special two-part series, reporter and photographer Spike Johnson looks how Midwest agriculture contributes to the dead zone and what’s being done to reduce the damage.
Dairy Management Inc. spends $160 million a year from dairy farmers' sales on promotions and partnerships, but milk sales continue to fall.
Cubans seeking asylum in the United States fear reprisals if they are forced to return to Cuba.
In the first part of a special two-part series, reporter and photographer Spike Johnson examines how dead zones affect the Gulf seafood industry and efforts being taken in Louisiana to mitigate the problem.
Clever slogans and campaigns have failed to slow milk's decline or the rise of competing beverages.
If food waste were a country, it would be the third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases behind China and the United States.
A military judge on Friday set Jan. 11, 2021, as the start of the death-penalty trial at Guantánamo Bay of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four men charged as plotters of the attacks.
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.
The city of London is embroiled in a long-standing battle against air pollution. Are its latest efforts enough, or is it too little too late?
What challenges do kids face when a parent is imprisoned? “Children of the Incarcerated" introduces young readers to programs that help families stay connected when a parent is behind bars.
There are a lot of systems of division. Caste is one of them. This series takes listeners/viewers to India and back to the U.S. where caste impacts thousands, but for which there are no legal protections.
Native American education has been on a steady decline for the past decade—now some are working to bridge the gap between education and the preservation of a neglected culture.
Thirty years ago, we could have saved the planet. The world was ready to act. But we failed to do what was necessary to avoid a catastrophe.
Entrepreneurs and investors are rewriting the rules of business, challenging conventional growth principles to build an economy fueled by transparency and equality.
Audemio Orózco-Ramírez was raped in a Montana jail by his cellmates in 2013 after being detained at a traffic stop for failing to provide immigration documents. This year, he was finally deported.
How have local volunteers mobilized and aided Puerto Rican communities after Hurricane Maria?
Texas is searching for ways to curb the alarming number of women dying less than a year after their pregnancies. Poland, a conservative, anti-abortion, religious country may have solutions.
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.
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?
Tomas van Houtryve says he wants to create "a permanent visual record of the dawn of the drone age, the period in American history when America started outsourcing their military to flying robots."
Pulitzer grantee Karim Chrobog reports on South Korea's innovative food recycling program–and compares it to the US, where 30 to 40 percent of what is grown and raised in the United States is wasted.
Photojournalist Carlos Javier Ortiz talks about gun violence in Chicago, Guatemala and around the world.
Rieke Havertz, editor and writer for Taz, Die Tageszeitung, reports from Chicago on the sales of local gun shops, the strict gun laws and the neighborhoods that suffer most from violence.
Meet the reporter and photographer behind The Seattle Times' ocean acidification project.
Le Monde journalist Yves Eudes discusses his six-part reporting project on climate change in the Arctic.
Wake Forest University student reporting fellow Yasmin Bendaas examines the tradition of facial tattooing in Algeria.
Social media dominated the youth voting scene in the 2012 US presidential election. This trend seems likely to grow stronger over the course of the next election cycle.
Immigrants to Williamsburg, Virginia, have difficulty assimilating without the support of the large immigrant communities they might find in bigger cities.
How do Tohono O’odham tribal members feel about the primarily Latino migrants crossing through their reservation in order to pursue the "American Dream"? It's complicated.
Travelling across Pennsylvania and Ohio, Dimiter Kenarov explores the economic and environmental issues related to shale gas extraction, and the rising anti-fracking movement in the region.
How do religion and gender intersect? How do we accurately and creatively represent different religions in our media? Journalists, theologians, activists, and educators asked and considered these questions and more at the Pulitzer Center's 2019 Beyond Religion Conference.
Tatenda Ngwaru discusses the ongoing struggles of intersex people in interview with Shondaland.
Wall Street Journal names Pulitzer Center Howard University student fellow and student fellow alum 2019 Summer Interns.
One of newest reporting fellows faced a tumultuous path in coming to Davidson College as a refugee from Damascus.
Dan McCarey, principal of Maptian, a data visualization and mapping studio, created 'Taken', a website that displays information from Pulitzer Center projects on civil asset forfeiture.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez cited granntees Jonathan Blitzer and Mauricio Lima's project on the link between climate change and Guatemalan migration as evidence at the House Committee on Oversight and Reform's hearing on climate change and national security.
DC area middle school students learn about making the news at PBS studios in Arlington, VA.
Louie Palu received four awards in three contests for his Pulitzer-supported project 'New Cold War.'
Grantees Nariman El-Mofty, Shiho Fukada, and Jeffrey E. Stern received OPC awards for their reporting projects, while Amy Martin, Maggie Michael, Maad al-Zikry, and Nariman El-Mofty received citations.
Cohen and Price were nominated for the 25th Annual Health Care Research and Journalism Awards.
The panel explored the fundamental question: "what do we do now about climate change?" and how the religious and moral dimensions of the issue might play a positive role.
University of Chicago student fellow Kiran Misra will attend the 2019 Asian American Journalists Association with ProPublica's Diversity Scholarship.
Students learn about elements of narrative nonfiction through reporting on uranium mining in the U.S. They then plan and conduct their own reporting trips and write travelogue essays.
Students will learn about the geography and history of uranium mining on the Colorado Plateau. They will then create their own maps as visual narratives about the topic.
In celebration of World Press Freedom Day, we've compiled our top five lesson plans on the importance of a free media, and how journalists and citizens stand up for it around the world.
This resource outlines tips for feature writing that can be applied to a variety of events. Students in the DC metro area used these tips to reflect on workshops with Pulitzer Center journalists.
Students will explore how health topics are presented in the news media using behind the scenes videos from Carl Gierstorfer’s Ebola project and Jon Cohen’s HIV/AIDS project.
Students will learn about the concept of epidemiology and how it is used to control or prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
Students learn about the history of globalization and how it impacts their lives. They will analyze how journalists visualize global stories and make connections between global and local issues.
Students evaluate how visual images work in tandem with words to create stories and produce writing that pairs text with visuals to describe the story of textile manufacturing in Winston-Salem, NC.
Students learn about the global textiles industry using photography, texts, and interviews and evaluate the connections between the industry in 19th c America and modern Bangladesh.
In this short lesson, students view photos that tell stories about hurricanes very differently and think critically about how to spread natural disaster news in a useful, respectful way.
Estudiantes exploran leyes de expropiación en la construcción de la cerca fronteriza entre los EE.UU. y México para crear un recurso para miembros de su comunidad sobre los derechos a la tierra.
Estudiantes explorarán cómo el gobierno se apoderó de tierra tejana para una cerca fronteriza. Estudiarán políticas federales y estatales de expropiación y compartir esa información con su comunidad.