The latest news stories from Science Magazine about the COVID-19 crisis. Reported with support from the Pulitzer Center.
The pandemic has forced the longest absence of the humanitarian organization from the remote military prison in Cuba since it opened in January 2002.
Documentary filmmaking always requires a degree of flexibility. A pandemic makes that a necessity.
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.
Military-grade surveillance keeps watch over Baltimore and city protests, but catches few criminals.
The coronavirus pandemic has pushed some water systems in rural North Carolina to the brink as thousands of customers haven’t settled their bills.
Native Americans demand more recognition from universities they funded, sometimes unwillingly.
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.
Nabali Khaled Salameh's business Mike Salameh Crown Plaza fills a void in an underserved area that until last year hadn't had a major grocery store in 20 years.
Marcy Mills' 81-year-old father, Albert Bender Jr., a crash firefighter in the Navy, was one of 13 residents at the Mississippi State Veterans home in Kosciusko, Mississippi, to die after testing positive for COVID-19.
In recent months, the Rebuild Foundation has stood out for its immediate, direct actions to care for Black and Brown people during the pandemic and ongoing protests.
Diagnostics experts, public health officials, and epidemiologists are calling for a radical shift in testing strategy: away from diagnosing people who have symptoms or were exposed and toward screening whole populations using faster, cheaper, sometimes less accurate tests.
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.
Charlotte ranks dead last among larger cities in terms of upward mobility. This project looks at COVID-19's disproportionate impact on the city's Black population in several areas.
COVID-19 + the Trump Administration + an already broken asylum system = a total disaster.
Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (CPI) investigated the ways COVID-19 affects Puerto Rican communities in the US.
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.
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 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.
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 Los Angeles Times is profiling victims in California of the COVID-19 pandemic, both to memorialize them and better understand the virus.
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.
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.
The Pulitzer Center announces our inaugural Fellows and projects for the Post-Graduate Reporting Fellowship Program for Columbia and Medill Journalism Schools.
The "Bringing Stories Home" reporting initiative continues to support and promote local newsrooms, strengthening community voices amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pulitzer Center grantee Hal Bernton wins first place in the Outstanding Beat Reporting category for the SEJ awards.
Journalists Maria Hinojosa, Anna-Catherine Brigida, and Maria Zamudio share individuals' stories and efforts to hold governments accountable through their reporting.
The right to vote is essential to the functioning of our government. Here are answers to frequently asked questions about how to vote, your voting rights, and basic American civics.
The Focus on Justice series continues as Frank Carlson, Alec Karakatsanis and Ricky Kidd discuss the criminalization of poverty including the challenges of receiving legal aid from a public defender.
Journalist grantees Claire Napier Galofaro, Aisha Sultan, and Eric Adelson discuss their reporting projects about the pandemic's effect on marginalized communities.
Creative. Innovative. Willing to take bold risks. Profoundly generous. Bruce Blair was all of that, and more.
Mission Local's Pulitzer Center-supported project "How Do We Survive?" covers San Francisco's undocumented community, exploring the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on one of the area's most vulnerable groups.
Conversation comes within the context of a national “reckoning and opening,” a moment where art is facilitating the reimagination of policing, criminalization, and mass incarceration.
Coastal Review Online's Pulitzer Center-supported "Changing Minds on Climate Science" project takes readers to eastern North Carolina, examining if and how residents' attitudes towards climate change have shifted after a series of devastating hurricanes and floods.
Carol Rosenberg speaks about her nearly two decades of experience reporting on Guantanamo’s detainees, its military commissions, and the U.S. military.
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.
A partial listing of historical events and terms referenced in The 1619 Project essays to support teachers in curricular integration.
A lesson plan for close reading and guided discussion of Nikole Hannah-Jones' essay, which provides the intellectual framework and introduction for The 1619 Project.
Standards-aligned activities drawing from concepts in the essays, creative texts, photographs, and illustrations to engage students in creative and challenging ways.
A lesson plan to guide analysis of a video introduction to Nikole Hannah-Jones and The 1619 Project.
Students learn about voter suppression and disenfranchisement in U.S. elections, and how people are mobilizing to combat it.
In this lesson, students will analyze data showing that Black and brown people are over-represented in COVID-19 mortality statistics, investigate structural causes, and search for solutions.
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