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?
Who was left behind in the recent Ramos vs. State of Louisiana Supreme Court decision?
Shelters-in-place are a perfect storm for the most underreported crimes to spike and go undetected. Natasha Senjanovic examines COVID's consequences in one of America's deadliest states for women.
The AP takes a road trip across the United States to talk to Americans as a nation disrupted grapples with COVID-19, an economic meltdown, protests for racial justice, and a turbulent election.
What is the virus crisis telling us about who we are as a society? The COVID-19 Writers Project will capture first-person narratives from the virus’s hotspot—New York City.
Forget climate change. The real story is climate speed. From rain bombs to higher seas, the accelerating forces of climate change are changing South Carolina now.
Shelter in place, the mantra of the COVID-19 pandemic, takes on a whole new meaning when you have no home. The Howard Centers for Investigative Journalism explore the plight of the homeless.
In the last twenty years, according to the U.S. Border Patrol, roughly 8,000 migrants have died in on the border while trying to get into this country. This is the story of one of them.
In this series from PBS Frontline and The Marshall Project, Emily Kassie and Ben C. Solomon follow the lives of the undocumented, the homeless, the detained, and the guards are fighting to survive in the virus’ epicenter.
As the coronavirus ravages marginalized communities, it's putting migrant farmworkers most in danger. Even as policies have shifted across the country, working and living conditions for them remains the same, making them one of the most vulnerable groups.
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.
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.
Journalists Stephanie Beasley and Kathleen Flynn traveled to an Arizona border crossing with Mexico where the U.S. government conducted a months-long facial recognition pilot program, scanning 200,000 faces a month.
How do North America's trees fuel Europe's clean energy plans? Journalist Justin Catanoso discusses "Slow burn"—a project on the wood pellet industry in North Carolina and its impact on the environment and climate change.
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.
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.
Natasha S. Alford tells the story of her reporting project on Afro-LatinX identity and social issues in Puerto Rico.
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.
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.
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.
In Juarez, a cobbled-together community of migrants is trapped by U.S. policies in an immigration purgatory. Associated Press reporters Tim Sullivan and Cedar Attanasio spent a week in their world.
In Nome, Alaska, a city reckons with a crisis of unaddressed sexual violence, reports Victoria Mckenzie.
Photojournalist James Whitlow Delano explores the human and environmental toll of mining for gold in La Rinconada in the Peruvian Andes.
Meet journalist Louie Palu, reporting on the militarization of the Arctic.
In the introduction to the Q3 2020 report, Executive Director Jon Sawyer notes the "most significant expansion in staff capacity in our history," as well as major investments in news and education.
The interactive project explores the pervasive issue of femicide—"violence against women because they are women"—in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.
The initiative from The New York Times Magazine explores how slavery defines America’s past and present.
Founder of the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting discusses COVID-19’s effect on the most impoverished areas of the state
Get to know our 23 Fall 2020 Teacher Fellows! Our Fellows have joined the education team for a virtual fellowship that launched on September 26, 2020.
Pulitzer Center grantee Sarah Shourd joined actor Dameion Brown and activist Liz Ogbu to discuss Shourd's play The BOX and solitary confinement.
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.
This viewing guide for the documentary "America’s Medical Supply Crisis” leads students in discussion, reflection, and projects that increase public awareness about the PPE shortage in the U.S.
In this lesson, students analyze how journalists use interviews to research and tell under-reported stories. They then apply those tips to planning, conducting, and editing their own interviews.
This resource includes quotes, key terms/names/historical events, and guiding questions for many of the 30+ essays and creative works that compose The 1857 Project.
This lesson plan is designed to introduce William Freivogel’s essay, and The 1857 Project as a whole, through discussion questions and guided reading.
These activities model ways that students can apply writing, research, discussion, and visual arts skills to explorations of essays written by students for The 1857 Project.
In this lesson, students will hear from a journalist who uses writing skills to describe under-reported place, and practice the same skills in original writing.
In this lesson, students will analyze how photojournalists tell under-reported stories using photography and apply tips for doing so themselves from Pulitzer Center-supported journalists.
In this lesson, students read and analyze reporting that investigates the relationship between climate change and migration using both data journalism and wrenching storytelling.
In this lesson, students explore the concept of triage in Missouri's public defender system, and more broadly across the United States.
In this lesson, students consider questions of identity and visibility by analyzing a documentary about an intersex woman from Zimbabwe seeking asylum in the U.S.