Set up nearly 18 years ago to house detainees in the war on terrorism, the prison on the remote naval base has grown into what appears to be the most expensive on earth.
For two years, the Bering Sea has been largely without winter ice, a development scientists modeling the warming impacts of greenhouse-gas pollution from fossil fuels once forecast would not occur until 2050.
Aaron Shamo made himself a millionaire by building a fentanyl trafficking empire with not much more than his computer and the help of a few friends.
Indira Lakshmanan is an Executive editor at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and a columnist for The Boston Globe. On September 13, 2019, she appeared on NPR's 1A Friday News Roundup.
The largely Afro-Caribbean community of Parcelas Suárez is starved of economic resources and faces another major challenge: drastic coastal erosion from strong Atlantic currents, made worse by sea-level rise and increasingly strong storms linked to climate change.
The Box, a piece of transformational theater based on a journalist’s investigation into solitary confinement, was staged on Alcatraz in June 2019, providing a rare glimpse into the deep end of our prison system through the stories of those who have experienced it.
Nome residents remain skeptical of local police due to legacies of sexual harassment, police misconduct, and case mismanagement.
National Native News takes a look at the climate of fear, mistrust, and despair that arises when perpetrators don’t face any consequences. A group of mostly Alaska Native women have been working for years to change the narrative coming from a mostly male, non-Native government and legal structure.
Nome, Alaska's police department and city officials fostered a system of neglect and incompetence that left countless women and girls feeling isolated and traumatized.
Rape survivors and their supporters told the AP that the city’s police department has often failed to investigate sexual assaults or keep survivors informed about what, if anything, is happening with their cases.
Migrants crossing at the Texas border fluctuate in the face of Trump administration policies. Recent executive actions coupled with long-standing federal regulations have caused a spike in refused entries.
The legal team defending Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was reshaped less than two weeks after the military court set a January 2021 start date for the trial.
Cardinals in Rome ordered two investigations of American nuns. Is this a modern-day Inquisition? Jason Berry explores the forces behind this inner struggle of the church on both sides of the Atlantic.
Louie Palu explores the U.S.-Mexico border where violence runs rampant: What does it look like? How has the immigration policy evolved? And what are the economic and security issues?
Faced with the devastating twin threats of digital and China, can a critical Wisconsin industry survive?
The Pulitzer Center and The College of William & Mary created a unique initiative to provide deeper global learning and storytelling experiences for students.
With support from William & Mary alumni, Anne and Barry Sharp, The College launched its Campus Consortium partnership in fall 2011 with the...
For the better part of 15 years the Yukon River Chinook salmon stock has been in significant decline.
Once a sleepy agricultural town, the entire economy of Altar, Sonora is, at this point, based on human smuggling. Sitting just an hour drive south of the Arizona-Mexico border, Altar is the last and most critical stop before migrants take to the dangerous desert crossing. Sacha Feinman and David...
Reporter Loretta Tofani gets inside America's factory, China, where the lack of health and safety precautions has Chinese workers dying.
In interviews with dozens of dying workers and through review of their medical records, she documents how Chinese workers routinely lose limbs from old machinery or develop fatal diseases...
Reporter Michelle Nijhuis and photographer Jeffrey Barbee spent 10 days on the Juneau Icefield following a research team led by veteran glaciologist Maynard Miller. Miller's half-century commitment to research and teaching on the icefield has given him a rare first-hand perspective on climate change. He has watched the Juneau...
North Carolina high school students explore poverty in Winston-Salem in the student-produced documentary "Placing Identity," developed as part of the Pulitzer Center's NewsArts initiative.
Students traveled to Mexico and Uganda when viewing two screenings at National Geographic, both projects showing stories of struggles and triumphs.
Inspired by a Pulitzer Center workshop introducing Everyday Africa, a DC teacher and her students created "Everyday Coolidge" to combat stereotypes and share everyday life at Coolidge High School.
Sharing a visit to the Peace and Justice Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama, at Swanson Middle School in Arlington, Virginia. The memorial was established by the Equal Justice Initiative, an organization headed by civil rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson, "to create hope for marginalized communities."
This week: celebrating World Press Freedom Day, explaining how melting Arctic ice causes extreme weather, and reflecting on the new memorial to lynching victims in Alabama.
Pulitzer Center grantee Ben Mauk wins Spur Award for story on uranium mining in the American West.
This week: Refugee Rohingya women are marrying to save themselves, Pulitzer Center executive director reflects on the recently opened memorial in Alabama, and nuclear power plants are defending themselves against cyber attacks.
Andrea Bruce, 2018 Pulitzer Center-CatchLight fellow, joins in one of three discussions. The segment she participates in is called "Fellowship for Change - Open Call: The power of photography for social change."
Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer reflects on Alabama's newly opened memorial to lynching victims.
This week: Some in South Korea argue the country needs nuclear arms, the intersection of faith and healing in medicine, and how to communicate climate change in a way that makes people listen.
Executive Director Jon Sawyer co-authors op-ed looking at climate change and cities.
Pulitzer Center grantee Mark Johnson speaks on podcast at University of Iowa.
In this lesson, students will watch a 9-minute video and answer questions that will demonstrate their comprehension of its presentation of the complex problem of nuclear weapons.
This lesson plan examines the effects of rapidly depleting groundwater reserves around the world using photos, video, interactive maps, startling statistics and rich interviews.
Students analyze reporting about food waste in DC and South Korea. They then create their own media plans on reporting food waste issues in their communities.
In this lesson, we'll take a look at a short film trailer and a photograph by Carlos Javier Ortiz around the issue of gun violence in Chicago, exploring its often-untold consequences.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.
In this lesson we will look at three reporting projects: violence in Honduras; violence in Guatemala; and the abduction of students in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico.
Objective: Use viewing skills and strategies to interpret visual media.
Objective: Examine current events in Cuba, now that the US and Cuba have restored diplomatic ties. Essential Question: Is Cuba in the midst of positive change, negative change, or stagnation?
Student will discuss the difference between essential facts, secondary facts, and emotive statements.
This lesson supports student explorations into the ethics of using drones in civilian life and warfare.
Students analyze cholera mapping, identify community health concerns, and create plans for their own publicity campaigns informing community members of current community health concerns.
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.