Amy Martin and Nick Mott went to Kaktovik, Alaska to investigate climate impacts, polar bear tourism, and oil drilling threats to this small town on the boundaries of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
What happens if your defense attorney is so overloaded they can't handle the case that could cost you your freedom?
Migrants denied asylum in the United States are being sent back to the lawless border state of Tamaulipas.
Scientists in Minnesota and Kansas are developing a grain called Kernza, which, unlike most of our food crops, is a perennial plant with a whole host of environmental benefits.
Rene Johnson deals with the cold facts of a spreadsheet and the real lives of her dairy-farmer clients.
Nine cold, wet, showerless days crawling on my knees in the mud on the side of a mountain. What’s not to love?
A team of biologists brought 13 critically endangered Maui parrotbills to the other side of Haleakala to save the species from extinction. But less than a month later, only three birds have survived.
Every year, an explosion of microscopic life reigns over western Lake Erie, forming a green slick of algae and bacteria so massive and vibrant that it can be seen from space.
Harmful algae blooms and dead zones have killed or forced many Lake Erie fish to migrate.
As agricultural runoff and urban wastewater pour into Lake Erie, the nutrients and warmth of the shallowest Great Lake give rise to massive blooms of algae and bacteria.
These ecological threats could have wide-ranging impacts on wildlife, fishing industries and coastal recreation.
Americans didn't always have the right to an attorney. It all started with a pool hall robbery in Florida, and a drifter named Clarence Earl Gideon.
When half the kids are in poverty, our fractured towns can offer no future. This project explore the causes and effects of concentrated child poverty—and what other communities are doing to address it.
In 2018, hundreds of nuns descended on the U.S.-Mexico border to volunteer in migrant shelters. Many have stayed to continue their work, citing a “calling” unlike any they have felt before.
Can we create a nutritious and affordable food system in a way that’s green and fair? PBS NewsHour Weekend’s "Future of Food" international series reports on work by people who think they have solutions.
A Baltimore Sun investigation into a rogue squad of police officers who used the authority of the badge to commit crimes—and how they got away with it for so long.
In the aftermath of the worst anti-Semitic slaughter in United States history, the neighborhood of Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, relies on a century of deep urban community to cope with trauma.
“She’s Not a Boy” is the story of Tatenda Ngwaru, an asylum-seeking intersex woman who fled Zimbabwe with sixty dollars and the hope that she would finally find a place where she belonged.
The gradual implementation of agricultural nutrient reduction strategies across the Midwest is seen as potential solution to a loss of biodiversity in the Gulf of Mexico.
Families of color have long been thwarted in finding a quality education. We present the saga of one St. Louis family, how they got educated and managed to gain their purchase on the American Dream.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has boosted biometric technology testing at the southern border raising fears about possible privacy and civil rights violations.
Dairy farms—Wisconsin's economic engines—have been decimated in recent years due to decreased demand, lack of workers, and slumping milk prices.
As 88 miles of President Trump’s border wall go up in South Texas, scientists and local residents fear that the unique ecosystems and nature-based economy of the Lower Rio Grande Valley will suffer.
Liberal and conservative justices criticize abuses of civil asset forfeiture. Groups from CATO to the ACLU do too. Republicans and Democrats want change, but much of the reform agenda is unfinished.
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.
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.
The Pulitzer Center is pleased to announce our 2019 Connected Coastlines grantees, a consortium of newsrooms and independent journalists across the United States who are using rigorous science reporting to document and explain the local effects of climate change on U.S. coastal populations.
The Pulitzer Center and the University of Chicago welcome award-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones for a conversation on The 1619 Project.
Pulitzer Center communications and inclusion manager, Jin Ding, participated in panel discussion alongside Pulitzer Center grantees about how to secure journalism funding.
Columbia University students will screen their short film about an asylum-seeking intersex woman who fled Zimbabwe with $60 at NewFest in New York City on October 26, 2019.
In its tenth year partnering with the Pulitzer Center, Free Spirit Media empowers students to tell stories of their community through film.
The new Connected Coastlines initiative is praised for its collaborative approach to environmental reporting.
Pulitzer Center grantee, Larry C. Price, was awarded an Al Neuharth Innovation in Investigative Journalism Award at the 2019 Online News Association Conference & Awards Ceremony in New Orleans.
Columbia University students receive awards at the Idlewild International Film Festival and Vancouver Queer Film Festival for a film about an asylum-seeking intersex woman who fled Zimbabwe with $60.
After Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker issued him a pardon, Miguel Perez Jr. looks to return to his family in his hometown of Chicago after his deportation in 2018.
The Arnold Newman Prize For New Directions in Photographic Portraiture is awarded yearly to a photographer whose work breaks ground in photographic portraiture.
A film by two Columbia Journalism School student fellows was selected to be screened in four film festivals across North America.
The Pulitzer Center is partnering with The New York Times Magazine's landmark "1619 Project" on curriculum and outreach.
This lesson introduces the question: Can we create a nutritious and affordable food system in a way that’s green and fair?
This activity aims to help students make connections with their counterparts around the world by exploring what young people in different countries do in their free time.
Conflict—difficult to define, but keenly felt. Explore these stories about under-reported aspects of conflict and peacebuilding.
Students explore factors that have led to the struggling dairy industry in the Midwest in order to understand the continual shifting of industrial businesses and how this affects their communities.
What stories do we see, and which ones do we miss? These stories go beyond the headlines to explore under-reported stories on migration and refugees in the United States and around the world.
Students read and discuss stories featuring children with an incarcerated parent, then take action to find solutions to some of the challenges these children face.
Students explore Afropunk as a global social catalyst and consider art and fashion's relationship to identity, culture, and social movements.
A project-based unit that engage students in the production of their own citizen journalism for Andrea Bruce's Our Democracy project.
Engage students in a dialogue about democracy with photojournalist Andrea Bruce and members of a re-entry program in Memphis, Tennessee.
Students practice skills for preparing and conducting interviews for documentary films.
Students evaluate how photojournalist Daniella Zalcman communicates interviews with blended photography in order to create their own blended portraits that communicate how their identities are...
This resource describes methods for producing documentary filmmaking projects with students that make local connections to global issues by outlining the development of the film “Placing Identity.”