Two competing forces — one from the United States and another from Mexico — are rethinking the region’s oldest and dirtiest problem, imagining it instead as a moneymaking opportunity.
Eight of a dozen Mississippi juveniles convicted of capital murder since 2012 have received life-without-parole sentences. All but one are Black.
The Pentagon staged its first “Zoom Court” linking the courtroom at Guantánamo Bay to a secret location in the United States for a classified hearing in a military commissions case.
Scrutiny of school openings in countries where the virus is resurgent paints a more complex picture of the risks and how they might be managed.
Nita Patel, a senior director in the vaccine development department at Novavax, often works 18-hour days in the lab.
Pfizer and BioNTech now report 95% efficacy for their vaccine candidate. “This is a remarkable and very reassuring situation that we find ourselves in,” says Trudie Lang of the Global Health Network at Oxford University.
Relying on an ultracold supply chain for vaccines is expensive, and in some places it may make more sense to distribute a vaccine that can tolerate warmer temperatures even if it’s less effective.
Although the clinical trial results may not guarantee an equally high level of real-world protection, the success indicates the vaccine could be effective enough to stop the pandemic if widely distributed.
ScienceInsider interviews New York University epidemiologist and infectious disease expert Céline Gounder, one of 13 people President-elect Joe Biden has named to a coronavirus task force.
Navigating the nuances of American racism is difficult for anyone, and especially so if you are a Black foreigner. In the context of Maine, the whitest state in America, it's even harder.
From City Hall to the White House, our investigation found, officials let Triumph Foods stay open as hundreds of workers got coronavirus. Four died.
Inadequate housing, lack of transportation, financial woes, discrimination, and violence have plagued these impoverished places for generations, fueling increased stresses on health.
Are the super rich better equipped than the federal government to save America's disappearing wildlands?
Reporter Allison Herrera explores a law in Oklahoma called "Failure to Protect," meant to decrease the number of abused children. Sometimes, it's the woman and not the abuser who does more time.
Climate change is not only causing a crisis for our oceans and coasts, but it is also having a profound impact on the Great Lakes region. The Tribune visits each lake to examine the consequences.
The project addresses the future of Great Lakes Rust Belt cities, examining the effect of climate change on infrastructure, equity, demographics, water quality, environment, and economic development.
This project explores Hawaii’s unique island landscape and the crucial role watersheds play in mitigating climate change on Hawaii’s water resources, native species, and overall economy.
As climate change edges the endangered North Atlantic right whale closer to extinction, saving the iconic species may require drastically curtailing North America’s most valuable fishery.
After Motel 6 gave his name to immigration agents in 2017, a Washington man’s family was torn apart. The Columbian reports from the U.S.-Mexico border, where the family is navigating a life divided.
The U.S. government and migrants seeking asylum find themselves in a precarious situation as the situation on the border worsens.
Come with us as we explore Cape Cod to better understand what climate change is doing here, what it means for the future of this beloved place, and what the cost of inaction could be.
The Associated Press examines what happens to asylum-seekers when Europe and the United States close their doors, outsourcing migrants to other countries.
After 15 years of one disaster after another, what does a changing climate mean for the survival of Mississippi's Gulf fisheries?
The Bering Sea's winter ice has helped to sustain a remarkable abundance of sea life. For the past two years, it's been gone, and scientists are scrambling to figure out what that means for the future.
Journalist grantees Claire Napier Galofaro, Aisha Sultan, and Eric Adelson discuss their reporting projects about the pandemic's effect on marginalized communities.
Creative. Innovative. Willing to take bold risks. Profoundly generous. Bruce Blair was all of that, and more.
Mission Local's Pulitzer Center-supported project "How Do We Survive?" covers San Francisco's undocumented community, exploring the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on one of the area's most vulnerable groups.
Conversation comes within the context of a national “reckoning and opening,” a moment where art is facilitating the reimagination of policing, criminalization, and mass incarceration.
Coastal Review Online's Pulitzer Center-supported "Changing Minds on Climate Science" project takes readers to eastern North Carolina, examining if and how residents' attitudes towards climate change have shifted after a series of devastating hurricanes and floods.
Carol Rosenberg speaks about her nearly two decades of experience reporting on Guantanamo’s detainees, its military commissions, and the U.S. military.
In a webinar for educators, Pulitzer Center staff shared photojournalism techniques for distance and socio-emotional learning in collaboration with Washington D.C. and Winston-Salem, NC partners.
The Associated Press project 'Outsourcing Migrants' received an Honorable Mention from the James Foley Awards.
Pulitzer Center grantee Phillip Martin was honored for his WGBH collaboration exploring caste discrimination in the United States.
A St. Louis educator used the Pulitzer Center's 1619 Project curricular resources to launch high school students' investigations into race in America.
Playwright Sarah Shourd and Rhodessa Jones, director of The Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women, tackle trauma, racism, mass incarceration and the role of art to celebrate - and heal - the individual.
Want a journalist to speak with your class about their environmental reporting? Our grantees have expertise ranging from ocean health to pollution. Learn more about how to schedule a free visit.
Students learn about elements of narrative nonfiction through reporting on uranium mining in the U.S. They then plan and conduct their own reporting trips and write travelogue essays.
Students will learn about the geography and history of uranium mining on the Colorado Plateau. They will then create their own maps as visual narratives about the topic.
In celebration of World Press Freedom Day, we've compiled our top five lesson plans on the importance of a free media, and how journalists and citizens stand up for it around the world.
This resource outlines tips for feature writing that can be applied to a variety of events. Students in the DC metro area used these tips to reflect on workshops with Pulitzer Center journalists.
Students will explore how health topics are presented in the news media using behind the scenes videos from Carl Gierstorfer’s Ebola project and Jon Cohen’s HIV/AIDS project.
Students will learn about the concept of epidemiology and how it is used to control or prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
Students learn about the history of globalization and how it impacts their lives. They will analyze how journalists visualize global stories and make connections between global and local issues.
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.