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.”
At a shop that at times functioned as a sanctuary after the Tree of Life shooting, the owner sees his job as “a moral obligation.”
Executive Editor Indira Lakshmanan speaks with Daniel Green at Journalism.Co.UK about the Pulitzer Center's 'Bringing Stories Home' initiative and the importance of bringing global stories to local audiences.
As the Arctic warms and tensions over its future rise, the Canadian and U.S. militaries have stepped up operations in the region.
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.
Alex MacLean’s aerial images of the US East Coast convey just how much infrastructure perches in the coastal danger zone.
During a hearing in 2015 at the Guantánamo war court, a defendant recognized an interpreter from the black-site prison network where the United States tortured detainees. What followed was an epic legal tangle.
Migrants are being bused to Monterrey and Chiapas under an ever-changing and often brutal “remain in Mexico” program carried out in a partnership between Mexico and the Trump Administration.
Miguel Pérez Jr. was among the first troops deployed to Afghanistan after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Now he's one of dozens of deported veterans who say they've been exiled from the country they fought for.
The Mexican government has converted a former factory into a shelter that could potentially house thousands of migrants. But in El Paso, a number of churches have closed their emergency shelters as the number of migrants has dropped.
Defense lawyers in the 9/11 case now say that they have growing evidence that the F.B.I. played some role in the interrogations during the years when the suspects were in the secret prisons by feeding questions to the C.I.A., and that the C.I.A. kept a hand in the case after the prisoners were sent to Guantánamo.
In Nuevo Laredo, some migrants have decided that waiting in Mexico for a U.S. asylum hearing that could be months away is untenable and are returning home.
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 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.
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.
Season two of Threshold takes listeners to the homes, hunting grounds, and melting coastlines of Arctic peoples, where climate change isn’t an abstract concept, but a part of daily life.
Together, more than 148 non-profit Jewish federations hold assets of $16 billion in the United States and Canada. Investigative journalist Uri Blau examines how the money is spent.
Weeks after Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, the island continues its battle for food, water and electricity. Ryan Michalesko reports on the fate of this U.S. territory and its people.
Guam is reeling from nearly 100 lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by various Catholic priests, including the archbishop. Why has it taken so long for these accusations to surface?
An examination of the ongoing geopolitical transformation of the Arctic along the old Cold War frontline from Alaska through Canada and Greenland.
Hurricane Harvey caused unprecedented flooding of the U.S. Gulf Coast. Alex MacLean and Daniel Grossman fly over the region to report on the damage and seek lessons for better storm resilience.
At the center of the relationship between the world's two main superpowers are a small agricultural state and its governor-turned-ambassador. The stakes never have been higher for these "old friends."
The uranium boom reshaped the American southwest in the 1950s and 1960s. Ben Mauk reports on the industry's environmental legacy and economic future.
An extraordinary collaboration between U.S. and Chinese nuclear scientists is setting the stage for greater cooperation between the two countries in addressing security threats.
The Pulitzer Center is pleased to announce “Bringing Stories Home,” a major new initiative that brings our innovative approach to reporting and educational outreach to regional news outlets across the United States.
Over the summer, students from the U.S. and post-conflict zones around the world came together in Chicago to study peacebuilding through the Genesis Academy Summer Institute.
Photojournalist Brian Frank shared his reporting on how mass incarceration affects minority communities with Chicago public school students.
At City of Asylum in Pittsburgh, a lively conversation about running a noodle business and immigration policy.
Senior Editor Tom Hundley discusses the importance of funding in-depth reporting in the latest environmental journalism issue of Crain's NewsPro.
Pulitzer Center grantee Pete Brook was awarded the Howard Chapnick Grant for his project working as a guest instructor for the Prison University Project (PUP) at San Quentin State Prison in California
Students and faculty share their thoughts from inspiring visit.
As news broke of a hate-filled week, student journalists offered a glimpse of hope.
Pulitzer Center grantee Maggie Michael wins highest internal honor of The Associated Press.
Grantees Nathaniel Rich and George Steinmetz and Pulitzer Center staff visited a San Francisco high school to discuss with students the worldwide impact of climate change.
Pulitzer Center board member will chair a leading global asset management firm.
While different in scope, two events in Washington, D.C., share the same theme: the American prison system is broken, and we need to fix it now.
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.
Students will analyze how the writer's point of view shapes articles written about the U.S.-North Korean nuclear crisis.
This lesson shows students how journalists use data visualization to effectively communicate scientific issues—and directs students to create their own projects using the mapping platform CartoDB.
This plan includes lessons connected to the work of journalists that presented at the University of Chicago Summer Teacher Institute in June 2017.
Students read about the impacts of coral bleaching on ocean ecosystems.
In this lesson, students listen to a journalist discuss their reporting and then write a commentary. Students were expected to ask questions, take plenty of notes, and come up with a thesis...
This lesson uses a photo essay as a primary source so students can identify the Seven Economic Principles in a real world situation.
This lesson helps students decode and connect with images from a reporting project about migration. The students then interview each other, and go on to interview community members about immigration.
In this lesson, students create a timeline using multimedia reporting on the leather and textile industries in the U.S.. Students then design their own narrative timelines to explain a current event.
An extension of "Seeking Asylum: Women and Children Migrating Across Borders", this lesson provides suggestions for student research, reporting, arts activities, and community service.
Use Tomas van Houtryve's photographs to help students understand the role that context plays in grasping the meaning behind photographs.
This unit asks middle school students to explore the varying roles beliefs play in people's lives through the lenses of world religions, science, and social relationships.