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Highlights of 'The Box,' a Historic Performance on Alcatraz Island

Sarah Shourd’s play, based on her 3-year investigation into the horrors of solitary confinement, is a piece of transformational theater that asks us to re-examine long-held notions of punishment as it reveals the tragic—and sometimes painfully comic and absurd—realities that dictate life “inside the box.”

How Much Are You Overpaying in Property Tax?

When Palmer Square, LLC recently wanted to sell their apartment building, they went through all the usual hoops that most homeowners are familiar with. But selling the property outright would have cost $65,000 in conveyance fee taxes, and annual property tax would bump up an additional $309,000 dollars per year.

What the Seas Will Swallow

Alex MacLean’s aerial images of the US East Coast convey just how much infrastructure perches in the coastal danger zone.

Families Divided

The Texas Tribune is shining a bright light on the U.S.-Mexico border in the aftermath of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy that separated children from their parents.

Far from Over

Tools are now available to prevent and treat HIV infections, but Russia, Nigeria and the U.S. state of Florida each are struggling, for different reasons, to fully exploit the power of these tools.

Extreme Poverty in America

More than 3 million people in the US live in extreme poverty, according to the UN. These people aren't just poor by US standards; these people are poor by the standards of developing nations, as well.

Run, Hide, Fight

Active shooter response trainers offer new methods of defense to emergency services, schools, and workplaces, as mass murder rates rise in the U.S.

Hands Across the Hills

Can a “liberal” New England college community and a “conservative” coal-mining Kentucky county’s heartfelt search for common ground point the way toward healing the nation’s deep divisions?

Criminal Justice Challenges

Two reports on criminal justice: a look at efforts to keep the mentally ill out of jail and an examination of the struggle to provide the poor with public defenders.

Girlhood Denied

Girlhood Denied is the first visual journalistic project that seeks to document girls and the underrepresented Complex PTSD, a life-impacting form of traumatic stress based on sustained betrayal.

People 4 Trump

Feeling abandoned and disenfranchised, a group of previously apolitical voters in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, wages a grassroots campaign for the only man they feel can save them.

Tomas van Houtryve's Pulitzer Center Catchlight Fellowship

The Pulitzer Center Catchlight Media fellow, Tomas van Houtryve, reports on the U.S.-Mexico border and the “weaponization” of photography using historical photographic techniques alongside cutting-edge surveillance technology.

Inter(Nation)al

Inter(Nation)al ​explores current events through the lens of treaties signed between the U.S. Government and Native Nations. These treaties bind all of us—legally and culturally.

Border Fence Land Grab

Donald Trump's promised border wall will involve taking land from hundreds of people. An earlier land grab to build border fencing was rushed, sloppy, and gave landowners wildly differing payments.

Paper Cuts: About the Project

Reporter John Schmid talks about the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's "Paper Cuts" project, an in-depth examination of how China has taken away one of Wisconsin's signature industries.

The Future of Xcel Energy in Colorado

Boulder, known for its green ideology, is preparing to take over the town's electrical utility in an effort to become more sustainable and bring the power of choice back to the public.

Capturing the ‘I’iwi

Hawaii's ‘i’iwi honeycreeper may not last another generation and its extinction would change the biological diversity and culture of the islands.

Labor Policy in the 2012 Farm Bill

Every five years the federal government passes a Farm Bill to outline agriculture and food policy. This year, interest groups are trying to get a policy protecting farmworker rights included.

Everyday DC: Lesson 4

Lesson 4/7. In this lesson, students develop curation and caption-writing skills for their Everyday DC project.

Everyday DC: Lesson 3

Lesson 3/7. This lesson introduces students to photography techniques for use in their Everyday DC project.

Everyday DC: Lesson 2

Lesson 2/7. In this lesson, students begin to identify subjects for their Everyday DC project, using Everyday Africa photos as a model.

Everyday DC: Lesson 1

Lesson 1/7. This lesson introduces students to Everyday Africa and the Everyday DC unit through interactive activities.

Visualizing Gun Violence

Students will analyze how selection and order of information are used to tell stories of gun violence. They will curate photo essays and produce policy recommendations to reduce local violence.