Concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, are growing rapidly and taking over an increasing share of the state’s milk production.
A privately funded, nonprofit organization is creating a 3.2 million-acre wildlife sanctuary in northeastern Montana.
Drawings done in captivity by the first prisoner known to undergo “enhanced interrogation” portray his account of what happened to him in vivid and disturbing ways.
Maria Perez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports on the legal issues, economic inequalities, and working conditions migrant veterinarians face while working as animal scientists on American dairy farms.
After 23 years behind bars, Ricky Kidd finally gets a new day in court.
In the Kiski Valley, mill closures helped push half the kids into poverty, forcing a principal and his staff to change their thinking.
Pulitzer Center grantee Alex Maclean documents the effects of sea level rise on the East Coast through aerial photography.
Data changed things for public defenders in Missouri, and ultimately led to a state-wide showdown with the governor.
The best known Wisconsin survey, taken more than a decade ago, estimated the hired immigrant workforce at more than 40% of the total.
Amy Martin and Nick Mott went to Kaktovik, Alaska to investigate climate impacts, polar bear tourism, and oil drilling threats to this small town on the boundaries of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
What happens if your defense attorney is so overloaded they can't handle the case that could cost you your freedom?
Grantee Jacob Ryan explains the crucial role of data in the civil asset forfeiture project at the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting as part of the Pulitzer Center's Taken: Policing for Profit reporting initiative.
As news executives seek larger audiences, the art of investigative journalism is slowly giving way to more profitable, less controversial content. This trend is certainly a crisis for traditional journalism, but it also marks an opportunity for non-profit news organizations like the Pulitzer Center.
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