The pandemic reminded us all that not only are we stronger together, but that our fates are intertwined in this globally connected world like never before.
The Israeli writer Yoram Hazony is one of the American right’s most celebrated thinkers—and the personification of a quietly influential Israel-American right-wing world of ideas.
As a Latinx neighborhood faces the highest rates of COVID-19 in Chicago, a community health center provides a window to the health disparities within the city.
Churches and other religious groups tutor kids, feed hungry people, shelter the homeless, and do a great deal of good, often under the radar. As religious groups shrink, those services could be lost.
Lack of attention to climate issues should challenge journalists to do more to define the threat of climate change in ways the public can see. Wider public understanding will build a basis for action.
The opposition to Black voters in Mississippi has changed since the 1960s, but it hasn’t ended. On the eve of the most divisive presidential election in decades, voters face obstacles such as state-mandated ID laws that mostly affect poor and minority communities and the disenfranchisement of tens of thousands of formerly incarcerated people.
Tasha Guidry is tired of watching her neighbors decide not to vote, and worried they won’t go to the polls. After Hurricane Rita 15 years ago, voter turnout was down to 13% after many residents were displaced.
Under the policy, workers usually receive a point or points for missing a day. If they gain enough points, they’re fired.
German students have been in school since August, thanks to hygiene measures and targeted quarantines. But that early success could soon be put to the test with a resurgence of the coronavirus.
Beverly Jones is a long-time resident of St. Louis's 63106, a Zip code with the worst social determinants of health in the region. Despite her own health struggles, Jones is determined to stay.
After floods and multiple hurricanes, homes in Sellers, South Carolina, are plagued with mold. This mold is causing health problems for Sellers residents.
There are no states that mandate cooling in farmworker housing. And there’s no relief from the summer night sky in North Carolina. “We struggle to fall asleep at night because of, well, that damn heat,” said one worker.
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.
A data-driven look at the impact of civil asset forfeiture reform laws throughout the Midwest.
In the name of renewable energy, the British government is subsidizing the clear-cutting of the American Southeast.
Kentucky has some of the weakest laws in the country when it comes to protecting property from seizure. The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting examines why law enforcement is seizing so much property—and who's suffering.
American Origami is a work of images and text that looks at the aftermath of mass shootings in American schools.
How one Taiwanese restaurant in Pittsburgh feeds the local community.
In remote villages of rural Alaska, Native women and girls who suffer high rates of sexual violence are frustrated by what they call an ongoing legacy of indifference from authorities.
America is exporting a different set of ideas to the world under the leadership of President Trump.
The “Visions of Justice” workshop immerses court involved youth in visual storytelling as a means to nurture self-expression, self-respect, and the exploration their ideas of freedom and justice.
A feature for Politico Magazine about how US immigration policy plays out south of the border, specifically in El Salvador, and the impact of family separation on would-be migrants on the ground.
Pulitzer Center grantee Tony Briscoe was recognized for his work covering climate change in the Great Lakes.
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.
Students discuss culture, identity and the impact of government-mandated residential schools for indigenous children in the U.S. and Canada using photography and reporting by Daniella Zalcman.
Students develop solutions for challenges in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Students will conduct in-depth research on their issues, create proposals, and present them.
Students explore photographs of Canadian residential schools, composite portraits, and interview excerpts of residential school survivors from Daniella Zalcman's "Signs of Your Identity."
Students explore how climate change is affecting the work of archaeologists in the arctic using Eli Kintisch's project "Thawing Arctic Soils: A Tenuous Present and Dangerous Future.”
This lesson asks students to compare the water crisis facing Flint, Michigan to a water crisis in China. Students use digital resources and practice cooperative learning and writing skills.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
The following lesson plans were designed by Liz Morrison, coordinator of Social Studies for the Parkway School District in St. Louis, as part of the Pulitzer Center's Global Gateway initiative.
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.