During a trip to North Dakota, the White House coronavirus task force coordinator observed, “the least use of masks that we have seen in retail establishments of any place we have been."
What does the fight against COVID-19 look like from behind a computer screen? Natalie Wodniak, our 2020 George Washington University Reporting Fellow, reflects on her experience as a public health worker.
Vibrio is being found more often along the Carolina coast as warming temperatures and heavy rains and winds push waves of ocean water inland.
"I've lived in southern Illinois my whole life, yet I never knew about the railroad tie plant until I attended a meeting where nearly 20 showed up to decry the environmental racism many lived with their whole lives."
Education reporter Ryan Delaney joined St. Louis on the Air from Berlin to discuss what he’s learned about the German way of handling education in the pandemic.
In March, C. Zawadi Morris set out to gather first-person narratives of as many subjects as possible across Brooklyn for The COVID-19 Writers Project. The multimedia project captured 10 stories on video, through Zoom calls, to represent our digital thumbprint as a society yearning to connect despite social distancing.
This is a love story about the people struck down by coronavirus. It’s about those who take COVID-19 seriously, those who don’t, and how that divide breaks uncomfortably along racial lines.
Both the EU and the U.S. approved Gilead Sciences drug remdesivir for use against the coronavirus in October, but the decisions baffled scientists who have closely watched the clinical trials unfold—and who have many questions about remdesivir's worth.
Lawyers paid by the Pentagon pursued the appeal on behalf of the released prisoner even as the State Department had a $4 million bounty out for him.
Joe Balthazar was one of the first North Carolina residents to test positive for COVID-19. Wake Forest sophomore Gabby Balthazar reports on how her father dealt with unknowingly putting family and coworkers in the path of the virus.
Jamaica Ray braves COVID-19 and cops to make his art and music in St. Louis's 63106 zip code. This is the second chapter in Ray’s life as part of the 63106 Project.
Akiko Iwasaki has produced high-profile papers in which she redirects her expertise in the immune system to questions such as why men are more likely to fare poorly if infected with coronavirus.
Women and people of color are being disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus. The 19th and The Philadelphia Inquirer profile women as they confront this unprecedented challenge.
How are the Pulitzer Center team and its Campus Consortium community responding to the COVID-19 pandemic? This is a space for all to reflect, report, and record our experiences. Contributions welcome!
Veteran public health journalists from Science magazine explore what science knows—and is learning—about the burgeoning pandemic.
Campus Consortium initiative brings Pulitzer Center-supported journalists to the college for series of seminar workshops throughout the year, ultimately leading to independent reporting by students around the globe.
This investigation challenges universities to reexamine their ties to dispossession and will show how land-grant universities profited from Indigenous land in stunning detail.
This series explores the competing political narratives over the efficacy and morality of private prisons and whether they are good for employees, inmates, and the economies of the small towns that often house them.
Stories and teaching material prepared by Climate Central, Gothamist , The Guardian, and The Earth institute exploring efforts to adapt to climate change using marshes, trees and other natural features.
Photographer Matt Black is documenting communities across the U.S. without access to clean drinking water, or, in some cases, without water at all.
Voter suppression, harsh voter ID laws, and voter disenfranchisement are on the rise. How does this affect the competitive Democratic primary and United States' most-watched election?
Climate change has a clear impact on the beaches of the Carolinas. But just past those glittering shores, residents of the coastal plains are suffering from the insidious effects of the world’s changing climate.
As police AI surveillance tech expands amid controversy, what's the impact for minority communities? This project explores the culture of surveillance and outcomes in crime prevention and civil rights.
How are ordinary Iranians reacting to heightened tensions with the U.S.?
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.
Matt Black discusses his cross-country trip to explore and spark discussion about poverty and inequality in the United States.
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.
In this webinar, educators and students explored the profound impact of climate change on the Great Lakes region.
A coalition of 22 North Carolina newspapers is examining COVID-19’s economic impact on communities across the state, from the digital divide to child care shortages.
The proposed legislation comes as local news face economic strain and systemic challenges.
A $950,000 fund will support professional reporting projects and programs in K-12 schools and colleges.
What is the status of the detention center nearly 20 years after its creation? Grantee Carol Rosenberg and CNN analyst John Kirby spoke at a webinar.
A project investigates the effects of COVID-19 on Americans experiencing homelessness and facing eviction.
The Pulitzer Center is seeking applications from current students and recent graduates of the Campus Consortium program to report on U.S. climate change issues.
Marina Walker Guevara has been elected to the Board of Governors of the country’s largest association of journalists engaged in international news.
"Growing Up Through the Cracks" investigates childhood poverty and governmental dysfunction in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Pulitzer Center grantees shared reporting uncovering the injustices of Maryland's child support system with community members in Baltimore.
In this webinar, educators explored reporting that investigates the relationship between climate change and migration.
Join the Pulitzer Center for a virtual performance of The BOX, a play inspired by true stories of courage, torture, and resistance in U.S. prisons.
This lesson plan guides students in exploring a special kids' section of The New York Times titled "Why You Should Know About the Year 1619."
Students explore how the Baltimore Sun conducted their deep investigation into the corrupt case of Sgt. Wayne Jenkins, a former police officer for the Baltimore Police Department.
Students learn about a Louisiana school accused of fabricating student records and abusing students. In tandem, they learn how journalists investigate a story, and the impact news can have on lives.
At the start of the school year, students might want to discuss global issues that arose over the summer. This lesson is intended to spark discussion on current events and ways to keep up with them.
Reading guides, activities, and other resources to bring The 1619 Project into the classroom and beyond.
This lesson introduces the question: Can we create a nutritious and affordable food system in a way that’s green and fair?
This activity aims to help students make connections with their counterparts around the world by exploring what young people in different countries do in their free time.
Conflict—difficult to define, but keenly felt. Explore these stories about under-reported aspects of conflict and peacebuilding.
Students explore factors that have led to the struggling dairy industry in the Midwest in order to understand the continual shifting of industrial businesses and how this affects their communities.
What stories do we see, and which ones do we miss? These stories go beyond the headlines to explore under-reported stories on migration and refugees in the United States and around the world.
Students read and discuss stories featuring children with an incarcerated parent, then take action to find solutions to some of the challenges these children face.
Students explore Afropunk as a global social catalyst and consider art and fashion's relationship to identity, culture, and social movements.