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.
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.
Liberal and conservative justices criticize abuses of civil asset forfeiture. Groups from CATO to the ACLU do too. Republicans and Democrats want change, but much of the reform agenda is unfinished.
A data-driven look at the impact of civil asset forfeiture reform laws throughout the Midwest.
A historic performance of The Box , a piece of transformational theater based on a journalist’s investigation onto solitary confinement, was staged on Alcatraz in June 2019.
Native American women become targets of the oil industry in the United States.
Carol Rosenberg tells both big-sweep and incremental stories about the court and captives at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
As plans emerge for a another caravan of migrants to leave Honduras, PBS NewsHour goes to the origin to explore the crisis forcing so many to flee.
In each of Texas' 254 counties, a host of local agencies can use civil asset forfeiture to help cover their expenses. But the system's lack of transparency and accountability makes it ripe for abuse.
After Hurricane Maria, the disabled community in Puerto Rico faces steep challenges.
From the bridge over the Rio Grande in Laredo to Dilley, a small town eighty-five miles north, one can follow the less visible aftershocks of a closing border.
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.
First session in Science and Health Series considers challenges and shortcomings of journalists covering health crises while offering ideas on improving coverage especially in context of COVID-19.
This virtual gallery features the entirety of the Fourth Annual Everday DC exhibit, with over 150 images from 14 middle schools across the Washington, D.C. area.
On March 11, District of Columbia middle school students, teachers, and other community members gathered to celebrate the opening of the Fourth Annual Everyday DC exhibit.
Columbia is funding reporting and internships as its graduates confront the repercussions of COVID-19 for careers in journalism.
Pulitzer Center grantee Tony Briscoe was honored for his work covering climate change in the Great Lakes.
Watch a recorded webinar for students in which Dr. Seema Yasmin share her insights on the role of journalism during public health emergencies
Educators across the country attended a webinar introducing The 1619 Project and exploring the accompanying curricular resources; it is now available on demand.
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.