Planned barriers along the Rio Grande could trap debris and send floodwaters into nearby communities.
Local ranchers and outside investors have differing visions about how the land should Montana's newest national park
Iowa is a powerhouse producer of corn and soybeans. But all the industrial farming has come at a cost to the environment. Today, there's a growing number of farmers adopting more sustainable practices in a bid to save Iowa's precious soil and water.
After an earthquake struck in 2010, the US pledged to help rebuild the Caribbean country. A decade later, nothing better symbolises the failure of these efforts than the story of a new port that was promised but never built.
Activists say Dominican immigrants are subject to police profiling and brutality, and are also being targeted for deportation.
The man, whose immigration case received "administrative closure" from a U.S. judge, was detained by Border Patrol agents at a highway checkpoint. Lawyers say the agents went too far, but federal officials say otherwise.
Activists say police racially profile black communities, despite Puerto Rico’s image as a melting pot without racial problems.
Government use of facial recognition technology is already a daily reality at this Arizona border crossing.
When Judy Gladney began attending University City High School in the '60s, she was one of its very first African American students, and found herself bridging two disparate worlds.
Everyone knows about the border wall, but little about the surveillance technology placed at the Southwest border, which some deem to be the most important component of U.S. border security.
‘I always felt like an outsider at U. City,’ Judy Gladney says. But that may finally change this week.
Pulitzer Center grantee Nick Schifrin appeared on NPR's 1a to talk about his project, "China: Power and Prosperity."
In June 2008, The Pulitzer Center partnered with Helium to continue its third round of the Global Issues/Citizen Voices Writing Contest. Contestants chose topics for their essays from prompts related to different Pulitzer Center reporting projects. Find their winning essays below.
Thanks to dotSUB, a browser based tool enabling subtitling of videos on the web into and from any language, Pulitzer Center now offers many of its short documentaries in multiple languages. Once a video is translated, anyone can then embed the video virtually anywhere on the web, enabling the Pulitzer Center to reach an even wider audience with issues of global importance.
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The Virginia Quarterly Review's 2007 fall issue, "South America in the Twenty-First Century," which includes reporting from Pulitzer Center grantees on Peru, Columbia and Argentina, has won the National Magazine Award in the single topic issue category.
Included in the issue:
• Phillip Robertson's "The Octopus in the Cathedral of Salt," an article stemming from his investigation of paramilitary power in Columbia
In May 2008, the Pulitzer Center partnered with Helium to continue its second round of the Global Issues/Citizen Voices Writing Contest. Find the winning essays here.
The Bay Area Video Coalition, a non-proft media training institute, has selected the Pulitzer Center to take part in its annual Producers Institute for New Media Technologies, from May 29-June 8.
The Institute involves a ten-day residency at the BAVC facility in San Francisco, where eight teams of non-commercial media producers will learn how to create film, video and audio content through a variety of formats, including video game and cell phone applications.
The Nieman Reports' Spring Issue features the Pulitzer Center in its exploration of today's most influential investigative reporting initiatives.
See what Gilbert Cranberg has to say about our organization and other nonprofit models in "New Sources of Funding, New Sources of Reporting."
Rem Rieder mentions the Pulitzer Center in his latest article for the April/May issue of American Journalism Review which analyzes the growing role of nonprofits in investigative journalism.
Rieder explores how the Pulitzer Center is one of many upcoming nonprofit initiatives that are filling the public-interest reporting gap left by increasing cutbacks at newspapers across the country.
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OneWorld.net's April 1 Today's News section features the Pulitzer Center "Hope: Living and Loving with HIV/AIDS in Jamaica" project. For this project, poet and writer Kwame Dawes traveled to Jamaica to tell the stories of those living with the disease or caring for others. The result is a collection of essays, poems, video, music and photographs that capture a range of emotions and speak to resilience, hope and possibility often in the face of despair.
After winning the Pulitzer Center's March 2008 Global Issues / Citizen Voices contest on Helium.com, Loyce Kareri appeared on BBC World news alongside Pulitzer Center Director Jon Sawyer to speak about the contest, her essay and what the future holds for citizen journalism.
Thanks to all who have participated in our third round Global Issues/Citizen Voices writing contest. Your thoughts have stimulated some great discussion — enter round four to continue the engagement of these international issues!
Round three winners:
Afghanistan and Bolivia: Eric Lannak
Democratic Republic of Congo: Julia Bodeeb White
East Africa: Don K. Potochny (pen name Keith Bailey)
Jamaica: Glynnis Hayward
In March 2008, The Pulitzer Center partnered with Helium to launch its first round of the Global Issues/Citizen Voices Contest. Find the winning essays here.