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Inside Ohio's Migrant Camps

As COVID-19 cases rise in Ohio, migrant farmworkers live closely in cramped quarters. They remain one of the most vulnerable sectors of the population.

COVID-19 and the Case for Prison Abolition

Time to rethink the U.S. prison system? University of Chicago 2020 Justice Reporting Fellow Meera Santhanam writes about the fundamental connections between racism and incarceration revealed by the coronavirus pandemic.

As Big Museums Get Rescue Grants, the President of the Nation’s Only Puerto Rican Museum Says He’s ‘Tired of Being Left Behind’

The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture, the only Puerto Rican history museum in the United States, continues to fight for racial and financial equity. However, in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic that has ravaged Illinois, many museums of color have been feeling the squeeze of the economic hardships caused by it.

Land Grab-Ohio

Being a “Land Grant” university is a source of pride at Ohio State University—but why? Eye on Ohio looks into the Native American lands that helped fuel one of Ohio's largest economic engines.

Poverty and the Pandemic in Mississippi

The Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting captures the stories of people and places hit hardest by the nation’s worst pandemic in a century.

Refugees From the Earth

Propublica and the New York Times magazine use a groundbreaking data model to explore the daunting implications of climate change for global migration.

Prairie State Museums Project: The Impact of COVID-19 on Illinois Museums

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.

How Do We Survive?

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

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.

The Fumes in South Portland

Sabrina Shankman reports on the growing fears of residents in South Portland, Maine, as they try to solve a mystery: Are the fumes manating from storage tanks of the nation's easternmost oil port harming their kids?

The Pandemic's Toll: Lives Lost in California

The Los Angeles Times is profiling victims in California of the COVID-19 pandemic, both to memorialize them and better understand the virus.

Meet the Journalist: Melanie Saltzman

What does it take to produce an international series in multiple locations? Journalist Melanie Saltzman takes us behind-the-scenes of her reporting for PBS NewsHour Weekend’s “Future of Food” series.

Meet the Journalist: Jessica Prokop

After Motel 6 gave the name of an undocumented immigrant to the authorities, his family was torn apart. The Columbian reports from the U.S.-Mexico border, where the family is navigating a life divided.

Meet the Journalist: Alex MacLean

Aerial photographer Alex MacLean addresses the impact of sea-level rise, and current strategies to mitigate it, by capturing images of shoreline vulnerability, catastrophic damage, and strategies for resilience along the coast from Maine to Texas.

Meet the Journalist: Leslie Tai

A Chinese surrogacy agent’s business in southern California has become a one-stop shop for wealthy Chinese couples seeking to hire American surrogates to have their babies.

Meet the Journalist: Zahra Ahmad

In Feb. 2019, journalist Zahra Ahmad returned to Iraq to reunite with her family for the first time since immigrating to the U.S in 1998. Here she explains what sparked her trip and what she learned.

Meet The Journalist: Marcia Biggs

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.  

Behind the Story: Errin Haines on 'Portraits of a Pandemic'

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns in the United States, grantee Errin Haines has spearheaded the Pulitzer Center supported project “Portraits of a Pandemic” a collaboration between The 19th, a non-profit newsroom committed to centering women in reporting, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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