Epidemiologist Caitlin Rivers urged the government to develop a plan to eliminate test shortages and anticipate bottlenecks in supplies. Things may have gone differently if more officials had listened to her.
“In order to care for our patients, we also need to be cared for,” one methadone clinic director who struggled to find PPE told Columbia Journalism School graduate Anastassia Gliadkovskaya.
Coronavirus has hit the Mississippi Choctaw Band of Indians harder than any major city in the country. Of the 10,000 Choctaws served by the tribe, one in 10 has tested positive for COVID-19.
Dozens of studies have reported that many of the sickest COVID-19 patients have been people with obesity, as a constellation of physiological and social factors drive those grim numbers.
Once travel restrictions were lifted, a day in the field revealed how Radio Indígena has adapted work styles and utilized Spanish and Mixtec languages to continue reaching vulnerable populations.
Although fecal transmission of a pathogen is tricky to confirm—and proving that a virus spreads via building waste pipes is even more difficult—it is entirely possible, several researchers tell ScienceInsider.
Creating an urban forest ecosystem can help reduce the impacts of climate change.
Landowners, volunteers and an army of local hunters are helping the state fight an uphill battle to protect Hawaii’s forests — and its drinking water.
As many farmworkers face the daunting choice whether to work and risk contracting coronavirus, the Mixteco/Indígena Community Organizing Project provides critical information in Spanish and Indigenous languages.
What do you think about staging a Manhattan Project to make a COVID-19 vaccine? Moncef Slaoui was asked in early May. He now addresses fears that the upcoming elections might influence the vaccine approval process.
The Masons are among roughly 500,000 people in North Carolina with unreliable or no high-speed internet access. COVID-19 has forced much of life online and pushed many North Carolinians to a breaking point.
The decision in the case of a Yemeni held at Guantánamo Bay since 2004 found that an indefinite detainee’s only constitutional right is to challenge his detention.
An investigation into the environmental, public health and economic impact of the state's fast-growing biomass industry—turning wood into wood pellets for energy generation overseas.
Can we create a nutritious and affordable food system in a way that’s green and fair? PBS NewsHour Weekend’s "Future of Food" international series reports on work by people who think they have solutions.
A Baltimore Sun investigation into a rogue squad of police officers who used the authority of the badge to commit crimes—and how they got away with it for so long.
In the aftermath of the worst anti-Semitic slaughter in United States history, the neighborhood of Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, relies on a century of deep urban community to cope with trauma.
“She’s Not a Boy” is the story of Tatenda Ngwaru, an asylum-seeking intersex woman who fled Zimbabwe with sixty dollars and the hope that she would finally find a place where she belonged.
The gradual implementation of agricultural nutrient reduction strategies across the Midwest is seen as potential solution to a loss of biodiversity in the Gulf of Mexico.
For years, the U.S. healthcare system has failed to identify sex-trafficked victims in clinics and hospitals across the country, but a new coalition of doctors and activists seeks to change this.
As the so-called American opioid crisis continues, some are finding recovery behind bars. But how do people navigate sustained recovery after incarceration?
Families of color have long been thwarted in finding a quality education. We present the saga of one St. Louis family, how they got educated and managed to gain their purchase on the American Dream.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has boosted biometric technology testing at the southern border raising fears about possible privacy and civil rights violations.
Dairy farms—Wisconsin's economic engines—have been decimated in recent years due to decreased demand, lack of workers, and slumping milk prices.
As 88 miles of President Trump’s border wall go up in South Texas, scientists and local residents fear that the unique ecosystems and nature-based economy of the Lower Rio Grande Valley will suffer.
In an effort to reach high-needs Chicago students, the Pulitzer Center has partnered with the Chicago Teachers Union and Fox32 to provide educational videos as part of an hour of daily TV programming.
How do you sustain coverage of a pandemic that has decimated news advertising and other funding sources? A panel discussion featuring MacArthur Foundation President John Palfrey.
Executive Director Jon Sawyer discusses Pulitzer Center innovations undertaken as a result of COVID-19 at a CommPro webinar.
The Pulitzer Center-supported podcast about the battle for the future of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge received a nomination for a 2020 Peabody Award.
Nestor Ramos, a Pulitzer Center Connected Coastlines partner, was named a finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in feature writing for his Boston Globe story, “At the Edge of a Warming World.” Ramos’ piece explored how climate change is transforming Cape Cod.
Nature senior reporter delves into range of issues from coronavirus testing capabilities by locale to the role antibody tests will play in ending stay-at-home orders.
Pulitzer Center partner honored for groundbreaking exploration of the legacy of enslaved people on American democracy.
The Best of the West Contest recognizes journalistic excellence in coverage of the Western United States. Two Pulitzer-supported projects won honors in the 2020 contest.
We are delighted to announce that freelance journalist Victoria Mckenzie has been selected as the winner of the Pulitzer Center’s first annual Breakthrough Journalism Award.
Winners have been announced in the Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters competition to honor the best in Kentucky professional and college broadcast journalism in 2019. Grantee Jacob Ryan won first place for investigative reporting.
Jon Sawyer, executive director of the Pulitzer Center, sends a message regarding COVID-19.
A Pulitzer Center staff member led a webinar discussing our education team's programs.
Students evaluate how visual images work in tandem with words to create stories and produce writing that pairs text with visuals to describe the story of textile manufacturing in Winston-Salem, NC.
Students learn about the global textiles industry using photography, texts, and interviews and evaluate the connections between the industry in 19th c America and modern Bangladesh.
In this short lesson, students view photos that tell stories about hurricanes very differently and think critically about how to spread natural disaster news in a useful, respectful way.
Estudiantes exploran leyes de expropiación en la construcción de la cerca fronteriza entre los EE.UU. y México para crear un recurso para miembros de su comunidad sobre los derechos a la tierra.
Estudiantes explorarán cómo el gobierno se apoderó de tierra tejana para una cerca fronteriza. Estudiarán políticas federales y estatales de expropiación y compartir esa información con su comunidad.
Students explore eminent domain law in the construction of the U.S./Mexico border fence through text and video to create a resource outlining and advocating for their community members’ land rights.
By exploring land seizures for a border fence in the Rio Grande Valley, students will learn about federal and state eminent domain policy and share that information with the local community.
This lesson asks students to examine Salvadoran gang violence in the U.S. and El Salvador, evaluating the role deportation plays in stoking violence and considering its impact on multiple actors.
Students analyze how photojournalist applies different photography techniques to communicate his reporting on a variety of global issues in order to plan and execute their own photo stories.
Students will summarize text about undocumented mothers and the ankle monitors. Students will then create an argument using details from the text.
This lesson for journalism or ELA students explores Evan Osnos’ North Korea reporting to debate the role of journalists in crises and to develop original reporting projects.
Students learn about the politics and policies of nuclear security by exploring the U.S.-North Korea and U.S.-China relationships.