Iowa is a powerhouse producer of corn and soybeans. But all the industrial farming has come at a cost to the environment. Today, there's a growing number of farmers adopting more sustainable practices in a bid to save Iowa's precious soil and water.
After an earthquake struck in 2010, the US pledged to help rebuild the Caribbean country. A decade later, nothing better symbolises the failure of these efforts than the story of a new port that was promised but never built.
Activists say Dominican immigrants are subject to police profiling and brutality, and are also being targeted for deportation.
The man, whose immigration case received "administrative closure" from a U.S. judge, was detained by Border Patrol agents at a highway checkpoint. Lawyers say the agents went too far, but federal officials say otherwise.
Activists say police racially profile black communities, despite Puerto Rico’s image as a melting pot without racial problems.
Government use of facial recognition technology is already a daily reality at this Arizona border crossing.
When Judy Gladney began attending University City High School in the '60s, she was one of its very first African American students, and found herself bridging two disparate worlds.
Everyone knows about the border wall, but little about the surveillance technology placed at the Southwest border, which some deem to be the most important component of U.S. border security.
‘I always felt like an outsider at U. City,’ Judy Gladney says. But that may finally change this week.
Pulitzer Center grantee Nick Schifrin appeared on NPR's 1a to talk about his project, "China: Power and Prosperity."
Lindley Reilly feels a 'moral obligation' to do everything she can to help farmers stay afloat. It's work that keeps her up all night.
Camila DeChalus talked about her recent piece on what’s happening to asylum-seekers when they reach the U.S.-Mexico border.
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.
While the U.S. lives through the domestic storms of the Trump presidency, China is moving boldly in Asia, with historic consequences for American friends, from Taiwan to Thailand.
A Chinese surrogacy agent’s business in southern California has become a one-stop shop for wealthy Chinese couples seeking to hire American surrogates to have their babies for them.
Mexicans call it The Wall of Shame. Few people north of the border ever ask, what does the wall look like from Mexico, not just to ordinary Mexicans but those whose homes literally touch the wall?
The closer the contact the greater the risk humans and animals will pass devastating diseases to each other.
Can and should nuclear power play a significant role in combating climate change?
Why are people who were smuggled to the U.S. from a rural high school in China three decades ago now going back to China?
An exploration into the emerging industry of underwater mining leads to more questions than answers. With time running out before this practice begins, are we acting irresponsibly?
An unintended planet-wide experiment is underway–leading to warming temperatures and an acidifying ocean.
The US and Cuba are poised at the alter, prenuptials in hand. But as headlines forecast the fruits of the union and tourists flood Havana, there are already signs of unease.
Most countries fostering an influx of Syrian refugees are seeing a backlash. Canada is riding a wave of enthusiasm, as people feel empowered to help Syrians in what has become a popular movement.
Jon Sawyer moderates a panel discussion with Larry C. Price, George Steinmetz, and Karen Weigert about the impact of visual storytelling on climate change action.
Nathaniel Rich discusses “Losing Earth,” human inertia, and storytelling as “a moral act” in an interview with Nieman Storyboard.
An important gatekeeper: the Pulitzer Center was featured in a study on foundation support for international news coverage.
Kem Knapp Sawyer, contributing editor at the Pulitzer Center and director of its Campus Consortium student fellowship program, has been elected associate board member of the Overseas Press Club of America, the nation's oldest and largest journalism association engaged in global news.
This week: cobalt mining comes from one of the planet's poorest countries and all too often it is mined by children, skepticism about Kosovo's deradicalization and rehabilitation programs for returning jihadists, and Pulitzer Center welcomes new Executive Editor, Indira Lakshmanan.
Award-winning photographer Daniella Zalcman discusses her ongoing "Signs of Your Identity" project and the importance of diverse storytelling.
For the past nine years, the Pulitzer Center has partnered with Free Spirit Media to support four youth production crews through a summer documentary film experience.
Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “Freedom for our peoples is not only a right, but also a tool." Your stories are tools that will help our democracy thrive.
Melissa Noel won NABJ's Salute to Excellence Award for "Jamaica's 'Barrel Children' Often Come up Empty with a Parent Abroad."
The Pulitzer Center partnered with the Tomodachi Youth Exchange program to encourage high school students from Japan and the United States to tell the underreported stories through photography.
"We Became Fragments" won Best Documentary at LA Shorts Fest, qualifying for the Oscars.
This lesson provides resources for teachers in Winston-Salem, NC as they create lesson plans connected to the "Dispatches" exhibition at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA).
This is a multi-week unit on international adoption and ethics. Students will examine how international adoption agencies work and the role of culture, ethics, local policy, and international law.
This is a multi-week unit on U.S. companies and the welfare of international workers. Students will examine how U.S. companies manufacture their goods and how they care for their workers abroad.
Students analyze how an author structures articles in different ways to report on malnutrition. The articles come from the project “1,000 Days: To save women, children and the world” by Roger Thurow.
Students analyze how an author structures and supports a story about disappearing sand reserves, then create visual campaigns that increase awareness about sand depletion.
In this lesson, students will learn about AIDS in Florida, and participate in an activity understand the role of health education and its impact on the AIDS epidemic in the United States.
This plan includes lesson plans connected to the work of journalists that presented at the UChicago Summer Teacher Institute in June 2016.
What is the most efficient way to reduce the amount of waste? Can we ever reach the point of waste elimination?
This 45-minute lesson uses a radio piece and photo essay to prompt discussion about immigration and the phenomenon of transnational parenting.
This lesson plan features resources highlighting practices related to food waste both in the U.S. and abroad in order to facilitate a discussion about how to address this issue.
This lesson plan uses current debates surrounding U.S. defense policy to help middle and high school students practice the Common Core Social Studies standards.
Our topic under the umbrella of food insecurity is the existence of food deserts in both rural and urban areas within the U.S. and how they compare and/or contrast in their causes and potential...