The latest judge assigned to the long-running death penalty case is based in Virginia and has had a military career focused on defense work, but he has been on the bench for less than two years.
U.S., Russian, Canadian, and Chinese forces are taking an active role in the polar region, but the real threat is the rapidly changing climate.
When Deborah Birx was named coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Task Force in February, she was widely praised as a voice of data-driven reason. But some of her actions have undermined the effectiveness of the CDC, according to a Science investigation.
Success in the push to find a COVID-19 vaccine at record-breaking speed could result in the first vaccine to cross the finish line might be only marginally effective.
Mateo Ruiz González photographed what the response to the coronavirus pandemic looked like on the streets of Brooklyn.
In Vienna, Illinois, no one talks openly about the violence that drove out Black residents 66 years ago, or about how it became a "sundown town." The town is still grappling with racial tensions today.
What does recovery and reopening look like across Brooklyn during the pandemic? Mateo Ruiz González captured images of Brooklyn's streets in this COVID-19 Writers Project photo essay.
The coronavirus pandemic was accelerating. More tests were needed. More personal protective equipment was needed. Food supplies were depleting. Prices for essential products skyrocketed. Hysteria was setting in.
The pandemic underscored long-standing inequalities in American society. It also created scores of new social activists in Generation Z ready to become the leaders of tomorrow.
When COVID-19 cases spiked in March, officials encouraged extreme vigilance with social distancing. At the same time, residents were beginning to see the failures and strengths of their government's crisis response.
A report released in April found that Black and Hispanic New Yorkers were dying from COVID-19 at almost twice the rate of white New Yorkers.
Out of the pandemic came many valuable lessons and, at the same time, many hard truths. Would these lessons become opportunities for a new way forward?
The Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting captures the stories of people and places hit hardest by the nation’s worst pandemic in a century.
Propublica and the New York Times magazine use a groundbreaking data model to explore the daunting implications of climate change for global migration.
A reporting project exploring the systematic abuses of agriculture workers in the food industry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Charlotte ranks dead last among larger cities in terms of upward mobility. This project looks at COVID-19's disproportionate impact on the city's Black population in several areas.
COVID-19 + the Trump Administration + an already broken asylum system = a total disaster.
Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (CPI) investigated the ways COVID-19 affects Puerto Rican communities in the US.
In partnership with local media organizations across Illinois, this project elevates the stories of “Prairie State” museums and their inherent community and economic value as they face the COVID crisis.
With the economy in crisis because of the pandemic, survival is a day-to-day struggle for millions of undocumented Americans and Latinx immigrants living below the poverty line.
The 1857 Project tells the story of race in St. Louis, Missouri, and Illinois. The 1857 Dred Scott decision denying blacks humanity and the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas debates were the prelude to Civil War.
Sabrina Shankman reports on the growing fears of residents in South Portland, Maine, as they try to solve a mystery: Are the fumes emanating from storage tanks of the nation's easternmost oil port harming their kids?
The Los Angeles Times is profiling victims in California of the COVID-19 pandemic, both to memorialize them and better understand the virus.
Victoria Isaacson, a 22-year-old wheelchair fencer, is trying to qualify for the Paralympics while overcoming the adversity of a degenerative disease, mounting debt, and a worldwide pandemic.
Meet journalist Louie Palu, reporting on the militarization of the Arctic.
At the height of the U.S. immigration debate, Marcia Biggs goes to ground zero of the Central American refugee crisis and the origin of migrant caravans to find out why people are being forced to flee.
Author and journalist Christopher de Bellaigue reports on assisted dying and euthanasia practices in North America and Europe.
Students from Center City Public Charter School attend a three-day workshop inspired by the award-winning series ‘Pumped Dry'—learning about groundwater depletion, talking to the journalists behind the project and then tour USA Today's newsroom.
Andres Gonzalez investigates the epidemic of mass shootings in American schools, producing a body of work titled "American Origami."
Restaurateur Mike Chen legally hired expert noodle-pullers from Taiwan to create an authentic noodle house in Pittsburgh, until the Trump administration’s immigration policy changes put an end to it.
In the United States, one in every 28 children has a parent in jail or in prison. TIME for Kids executive editor Jaime Joyce reports on two programs that help families stay connected.
Threshold is a public radio show and podcast tackling one pressing environmental issue each season. The show aims to be a home for nuanced journalism about human relationships with the natural world.
After a new federal immigration policy led to hundreds of children being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, The Texas Tribune opened a temporary South Texas bureau to investigate.
Nigeria, Russia, and Florida have each had difficulty mounting a strong response to HIV/AIDS, at a time when neighboring countries or states have made progress in bringing their epidemics to an end.
The placebo effect influences all types of healing, from acupuncture to laying of hands to the doctor's office. Science producer for PBS NewsHour Nsikan Akpan journeyed from Mexico to Maryland to learn how it works.
In rural Kentucky, Hands Across the Hills works to mend the political divide between Americans as the group tries to find common ground.
Educators reflect on using The 1619 Project in the classroom throughout the 2019-2020 school year, and share activities they used in their classrooms.
Kiran Misra was honored for her reporting on urban development in Delhi and the new police superintendent in Chicago.
Emily Kassie details the filmmaking process, editorial decisions, and ethical considerations that went into the short film produced by The Marshall Project and PBS' FRONTLINE.
Brett Forrest, 2020 Pulitzer Center Reporting Fellow from Columbia University, helps produce The Heist—the Center for Public Integrity's first podcast.
Grantees David Abel and Andy Laub were honored for their film documenting the fight to save the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale.
The three recipients of the inaugural Eyewitness Photojournalism Grant will document underreported issues across the United States.
In this webinar, educators and students explored the profound impact of climate change on the Great Lakes region.
A coalition of 22 North Carolina newspapers is examining COVID-19’s economic impact on communities across the state, from the digital divide to child care shortages.
The proposed legislation comes as local news face economic strain and systemic challenges.
A $950,000 fund will support professional reporting projects and programs in K-12 schools and colleges.
What is the status of the detention center nearly 20 years after its creation? Grantee Carol Rosenberg and CNN analyst John Kirby spoke at a webinar.
A project investigates the effects of COVID-19 on Americans experiencing homelessness and facing eviction.
A partial listing of historical events and terms referenced in The 1619 Project essays and Quizlet flashcards to support teachers and students with curricular integration.
A lesson plan for close reading and guided discussion of Nikole Hannah-Jones' essay, which provides the intellectual framework and introduction for The 1619 Project.
Standards-aligned activities drawing from concepts in the essays, creative texts, photographs, and illustrations to engage students in creative and challenging ways.
A lesson plan to guide analysis of a video introduction to Nikole Hannah-Jones and The 1619 Project.
Students learn about voter suppression and disenfranchisement in U.S. elections, and how people are mobilizing to combat it.
In this lesson, students will analyze data showing that Black and brown people are over-represented in COVID-19 mortality statistics, investigate structural causes, and search for solutions.
As students across the world learn remotely, Pulitzer Center is committed to supporting educators with engaging resources that are online and easily printable.
Students explore images from the Everyday Africa, evaluate how images can inform a person's understanding of what a place looks like, and brainstorm images that they can compose to more accurately...
Students explore images from Everyday Africa, and then practice planning images for a photography exhibition that aims to present everyday life in their communities.
This is the third lesson in the Everyday DC unit, and it introduces students to photography techniques for use in their Everyday DC project.
Students explore photography the Everyday Africa and Everyday DC projects to develop curation and caption-writing skills.
Students analyze text-based reporting and engage with what happens when communities decide to stop relying on private companies to run correctional institutions