In late April, the City was in the eye of the storm. Residents understood the physical impact of the virus, but up until that moment, few would have guessed the profound toll it would take on mental health.
As Brooklyn started reopening, residents began to reflect on lessons learned, society, and health. So much had changed in such a short time. Who had they become?
In March, when New York City was the epicenter of the pandemic, Brooklyn had become a ghost town. In the streets, you could hear a pin drop, except for the unending sound of ambulance sirens.
Hundreds of thousands took to the streets this summer to protest racial injustice and police brutality. Was this merely a momentary period of awakened frustration? Or was it a sign that real change was on the way?
This photo essay presents scenes from summer protests in New York City.
In the end, it wasn’t the struggles of Tasha Lamm's family that stood out most in their little house in Appalachian Ohio. It was love.
Mateo Ruiz González's photo essay shows New York during the coronavirus crisis.
Daniel, who has a congenital heart defect, knows going to a polling place will put her at risk. But voting in person provides a measure of satisfaction and psychological assurance that her ballot will be counted.
I panic buy. I scour the shelves. I am spinning. I get what I can get. I taxi home, I wash everything down, I squirrel away. For three months I will mostly sit, and yet I am so tired.
As news of the pandemic's arrival to New York City spread, public reaction varied from denial to disbelief to panic. With conflicting messages from the government about the virus, New Yorkers were left to fill in the gaps.
In January, The World Health Organization published its first Disease Outbreak News on a novel coronavirus. By March 13, President Trump declared the COVID-19 pandemic a national emergency. The U.S. officially was in crisis.
Residents received little information about the source of the health scare that halted activities at the outpost in Cuba.
In 2016, the number of unaccompanied homeless youth reached 100,000 for the first time ever, and experts suggest official numbers are much higher. With school out indefinitely during the coronavirus crisis, the race is on to find these "Hidden Homeless" and help them.
Since leaving the service, Dustin Jones, USMC veteran and filmmaker, has lost more friends to suicide than he did in combat. Jones, a Columbia Journalism School Reporting Fellow, follows Marine veteran Bill Kirner as he struggles with PTSD and suicide.
From the mountains to the sea, an analysis of how North Carolinians struggle and survive as a virus tests the life blood of their communities.
In 2010, life expectancy in neighborhoods just west of downtown St. Louis was just 67 years. That was pre-pandemic. Here's how the most vulnerable families struggle to survive today and day by day.
The AP's global network reports on how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting the world's poorest and most vulnerable people.
Women and people of color are being disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus. The 19th and The Philadelphia Inquirer profile women as they confront this unprecedented challenge.
How are the Pulitzer Center team and its Campus Consortium community responding to the COVID-19 pandemic? This is a space for all to reflect, report, and record our experiences. Contributions welcome!
Veteran public health journalists from Science magazine explore what science knows—and is learning—about the burgeoning pandemic.
Campus Consortium initiative brings Pulitzer Center-supported journalists to the college for series of seminar workshops throughout the year, ultimately leading to independent reporting by students around the globe.
This investigation challenges universities to reexamine their ties to dispossession and will show how land-grant universities profited from Indigenous land in stunning detail.
This series explores the competing political narratives over the efficacy and morality of private prisons and whether they are good for employees, inmates, and the economies of the small towns that often house them.
Stories and teaching material prepared by Climate Central, Gothamist , The Guardian, and The Earth institute exploring efforts to adapt to climate change using marshes, trees and other natural features.
Inter(Nation)al is a pilot podcast and radio project that shows the hidden history behind current events through the lens of treaties signed between the U.S. Government and Native Nations.
Pulitzer Center grantees John Yang and Frank Carlson investigate the imprisonment of mentally ill Americans, efforts to seek alternative treatments, and the struggle to provide the poor with public defenders.
After Hurricane Harvey devastated south and east Texas, aerial photographer Alex MacLean and journalist Daniel Grossman set out to see the damage from the air.
Sarah Bellingham and Max Toomey are the co-directors, shooters, and editors of the documentary People 4 Trump.
Texas Tribune reporters Kiah Collier and Julián Aguilar discuss how they reported "The Taking," an investigation into how the federal government seized private land on the Texas-Mexico border to build a fence.
Together, more than 148 non-profit Jewish federations hold assets of $16 billion in the United States and Canada. Investigative journalist Uri Blau examines how the money is spent.
For more than 30 years, James Whitlow Delano has documented the U.S./Mexico border. He now takes a close at the people as he examines financial, political and human rights implications.
This project investigates the important emerging political debate about whether or not nuclear power can reduce the threats posed by climate change.
As the U.S. government responded to Hurricane Katrina what difference did it make that the nation was at war? In what ways were post-Katrina relief operations experienced as the war “coming home"?
Grantee Roger Thurow discusses his new book, "The First 1,000 Days."
Author Roger Thurow discusses the role of nutrition during the most important time in human development—from pregnancy through a child's second birthday.
Producer Kit R. Roane discusses the curious history and continuing legacy of the "Nuclear Winter," a Cold War theory that still resonates today.
The Pulitzer Center is seeking applications from current students and recent graduates of the Campus Consortium program to report on U.S. climate change issues.
Marina Walker Guevara has been elected to the Board of Governors of the country’s largest association of journalists engaged in international news.
"Growing Up Through the Cracks" investigates childhood poverty and governmental dysfunction in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Pulitzer Center grantees shared reporting uncovering the injustices of Maryland's child support system with community members in Baltimore.
In this webinar, educators explored reporting that investigates the relationship between climate change and migration.
Join the Pulitzer Center for a virtual performance of The BOX, a play inspired by true stories of courage, torture, and resistance in U.S. prisons.
Journalist considers her "Battle to the Ballot Box" project, the inspiration behind her reporting, and her future stories.
Journalist Brittany Gibson, attorney Tori Wenger, and Dr. Brenda C. Williams discuss the impacts of systemic voter suppression.
In this webinar, the producers and subjects of "Circus Without Borders," a story of two circuses providing opportunity for expression in Nunavut and Guinea, reflect on identity, culture, and storytelling.
The "Prairie State Museums Project" brought together 16 freelance journalists to document the impact of COVID-19 on local museums and the communities they serve in the state of Illinois.
Grantees David Abel and Andy Laub's film documenting the North Atlantic right whale's fight against extinction was nominated for the Best Non-Broadcast Film category.
The "Bringing Stories Home" reporting initiative continues to support and promote local newsrooms, strengthening community voices amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Students analyze solutions to end child poverty in Glasgow, Scotland and Allegheny County in the Southwest of Pennsylvania.
A lesson plan for close reading and guided discussion of Bryan Stevenson's essay for The 1619 Project, which traces the legacy of slavery in the contemporary criminal justice system.
Students explore the effects of climate change on the identities, homes, and livelihoods of communities living in the Great Lakes region.
Students analyze reporting about Alaska Native women in Nome who are fighting to end impunity for sexual assault, and dive deeper into women's rights advocacy around the world.
Students learn about sickle cell disease and the first teen to undergo an experimental new treatment, while also exploring issues of chronic illness and access to medical care more broadly.
Students explore reporting on civil asset forfeiture (the seizure of property police believe is connected to a crime), evaluate perspectives on "policing for profit," and make local connections.
Students learn about the techniques and value of oral history by looking at examples used in reporting, and developing their own projects by connecting historical events to their own community.
Students learn about how gold from illegal mines in Colombia winds up in American electronics, and the violence, labor conditions, and environmental consequences that result from this trade.
Students evaluate how climate change is impacting the land, people and wildlife on Cape Cod through close reading of the article "At the Edge of a Warming World" from The Boston Globe.
Students learn about the asylum-seeking process and family separation at the U.S.-Mexico border, while also exploring themes connected to migration and refugees more broadly.
This lesson plan guides students in exploring a special kids' section of The New York Times titled "Why You Should Know About the Year 1619."
Students explore how the Baltimore Sun conducted their deep investigation into the corrupt case of Sgt. Wayne Jenkins, a former police officer for the Baltimore Police Department.