The Senda de Vida shelter in Reynosa is over capacity, filled with migrants and refugees from around the world. U.S. officials will only let a handful at a time cross the border.
Russia is dead set on being a global power. But what looks like grand strategy is often improvisation — amid America’s retreat.
Majid Khan, who was tortured for three years in C.I.A. prisons before being sent to Guantánamo Bay, is pursuing a strategy with his legal team in an effort to force the United States government to acknowledge what was done to him — and to give him a measure of compensation for it.
The former federal prison turned tourist attraction will serve as the perfect backdrop for this weekend's exclusive performances of The Box, a dramatic look at the effects of solitary confinement.
The Box, produced by the Pulitzer Center, follows four inmates on one cell block as they cope with living in a world that is only as big as an elevator.
California's practice of putting prisoners in solitary confinement is far more humane than it was three years ago, but the courts are still finding constitutional violations of the new policy.
Col. W. Shane Cohen could be the first judge to set a trial date for the five defendants charged in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
Necromacy Cosmetica is giving back to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
Wayne Jenkins was on a mission to find big dealers and steal their drugs and cash. Then the feds found him.
A passing tradition at a farm in Connecticut on Father's day signifies so much for the men who leave their families to work.
How a corrupt police squad scoured Baltimore streets in pursuit of black men to search, arrest—and steal from.
Ignoring warning signs of misconduct, Baltimore Police praised—and promoted—Gun Trace Task Force leader.
What difference did it make that Hurricane Katrina struck during major US military deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq? This piece explores hidden intersections between these defining events.
The Pentagon plans to replace the current nuclear arsenal, including 12 new nuclear armed submarines in the coming decades. But can the United States afford this and is it necessary?
Tijuana and San Diego, sister cities that have overlapping populations, have vastly different responses to HIV/AIDS, illustrating the stark challenges that still exist in many locales.
A look at how climate change is challenging Native communities across rural Alaska where hunting, fishing and foraging for food anchors cultures and economies.
The Geography of Poverty is a digital documentary project that combines geotagged photographs with census data to create a modern portrait of poverty in the US.
Aid agencies and NGOs are increasingly partnering with large corporations. Is this the answer to global development in the 21st century—or is it just corporate welfare for the One Percent?
The Pulitzer Center and The College of William & Mary continue their unique initiative to provide deeper global learning and storytelling experiences for students.
When people think of a tax haven, most have visions of a tropical island in the Caribbean. But what if there was a tax haven hidden right among us?
From the U.S. to India, alarm has long been raised about overpopulation, leading to calls for harsh measures to curb it. But is population control the answer?
About a third of all the food we produce goes to waste. What we thoughtlessly leave to rot in fields, landfills, and our own refrigerators could alleviate world hunger and help reverse climate change.
Millions of women from poor countries come to work in America as caregivers or nannies. Who looks after their children back home?
A drone's-eye view of America reveals the changing nature of war, privacy, and government transparency.
This Week: Nearly one in five children in America suffers from being poor, deportations are straining relations between Australia and New Zealand, and ISIS has undermined faith in Iraq.
The Pulitzer Center, with support from A Culture of Safety (ACOS), sponsored Hostile Environment/First Aid Training (HEFAT) for 14 freelancers in the hills of Virginia.
This week: making local-global connections with international news stories, joining a pedagogy workshop on teaching conflict, and practicing slow journalism in New York City.
How to use progressive learning and what results look like, according to Pulitzer Center contributor and Lesson Builder user Tracy Crowley.
Eighteen 6th grade students from Alice Deal Middle School performed poems in response to Pulitzer Center reporting projects and sparked dialogues with passersby.
For the third year, high school seniors at the New York City Lab School participate in the 'Out of Lab' project, an exercise in slow journalism that allows students to uncover underreported stories in their local communities.
Youth activists from diverse communities across the country share their experiences as leaders in the movement against gun violence and guide an interactive dialogue on media representation.
This week: exploring portraits of LGBTQ+ people in India, proposing creative education projects to National Geographic, and examining unique challenges and opportunities for youth peacebuilders.
A month after the release of his newest book, Jon Meacham spoke at the Pulitzer Center about America's historical resilience and how Trump fits into that framework.
A special series supported by the Pulitzer Center for Science magazine and PBS NewsHour.
Philippines-based journalist highlights impact of President Duterte's policies on impoverished communities and families.
Middle school students from Wheatley Education Campus in Washington, DC explored videography with producers and story editors at Vox.
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...
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
The discussion questions attached can be used by teachers to engage students and book clubs in conversation about the themes of Roger Thurow's The First 1,000 Days.