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COVID-19

Public health experts warned of the threat of global pandemics for decades, but governments at every level largely ignored them. Even the recent onset of deadly epidemics like SARS and H1NI were not enough to compel countries to prepare for the inevitable. Now, as COVID-19 spreads across the globe, countries as wide ranging as China, Italy, the United States, Sweden, Brazil, and the Democratic Republic of Congo struggle to respond.

The Pulitzer Center and its grantees are focusing on telling the full global story of the coronavirus pandemic. Their work explores topics ranging from the efforts to flatten the curve and the search for a vaccine to the impact of the crisis on the most vulnerable, including undocumented immigrants, communities of color, students, and those with little or no access to clean water. 

At a time of scarce journalism resources, the Pulitzer Center's Coronavirus News Collaboration Challenge is encouraging innovative approaches to reporting on the novel coronavirus crisis using collaboration among journalists, newsrooms, and educational institutions across the globe.

We are also publishing “Speaking Out on Coronavirus”—stories and blogs by the Pulitzer Center team and our Campus Consortium partners reporting on the impact of coronavirus in their own backyards and around the world—from the frontlines in Seattle to school closings in Illinois, or cramped quarters in a refugee camp in Greece.

Help make our ongoing support for COVID-19 coverage possible—give today. See a summary of our response to the COVID 19 pandemic across our programs here.

 

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AP Road Trip: In Mississippi, Black Voters Face Many Hurdles

The opposition to Black voters in Mississippi has changed since the 1960s, but it hasn’t ended. On the eve of the most divisive presidential election in decades, voters face obstacles such as state-mandated ID laws that mostly affect poor and minority communities and the disenfranchisement of tens of thousands of formerly incarcerated people.

Making Online Education Accessible to All in Nigeria

The transition to remote learning in Nigeria has raised calls for the restructuring of the country’s education system, as ed-tech companies and NGOs stepped in to help fill gaps in the sector.

How Germany Reopened Its Schools During a Pandemic

How did Germany reopen schools compared to the United States, and with cases ticking back up in Germany, will its early success and the United States’ troubled restart hold through the fall?

Inside America's Medical Supply Crisis

The Pulitzer Center is providing curricular resources for a unique collaborative investigation into the world's medical supply chains in the COVID era.

Looking for America

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.

The COVID-19 Writers Project (C19WP)

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.

On-Demand Webinar: Global News Resources for Educators

The Pulitzer Center invited educators to view a webinar that connected participants to the Center's education staff to explore methods for using reporting exercises to increase students’ engagement, critical thinking skills, media literacy skills, and empathy.

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