Projects

Launched April 3, 2020 Xyza Cruz Bacani
In the Philippines, frontline health workers are fighting against COVID-19 without protective gear, or health benefits.
Launched April 2, 2020 Kem Knapp Sawyer, Libby Moeller
How are the Pulitzer Center team and its Campus Consortium community responding to the COVID-19 pandemic? This is a space for all to reflect, report, and record our experiences. Contributions welcome!
Launched March 25, 2020 Neha D. Wadekar, Will Swanson
In northern Kenya, climate change threatens to reverse recent gains made in the fight against child marriage and female genital mutilation, but fierce advocates are fighting to stop the trend.
Launched March 25, 2020 Jon Cohen, Kai Kupferschmidt
Veteran public health journalists from Science magazine explore what science knows—and is learning—about the burgeoning pandemic.
Launched March 20, 2020 Yudhijit Bhattacharjee
A profile of Masood Azhar, the founder of the Jaish-e-Muhammed extremist group.
Launched March 13, 2020 Tristan Ahtone, Geoff McGhee
This investigation challenges universities to reexamine their ties to dispossession and will show how land-grant universities profited from Indigenous land in stunning detail.
Launched March 12, 2020 Madison Stewart
Bananas are one of the most popular foods in the world, yet little is known about how they are grown, who grows them, and how their production effects the environment and human health.
Launched March 9, 2020 Angelica C. Ekeke
“The Forgotten OneƵ” explores the idea of fantasy versus reality, revealing one of Germany's darkest secrets: the current state of Nigerian refugees in the countryside of Bavaria. 
Launched March 9, 2020 Nate Hegyi, Kate Concannon
This series explores the competing political narratives over the efficacy and morality of private prisons and whether they are good for employees, inmates, and the economies of the small towns that often house them.
Launched March 9, 2020 Daniel Grossman, Dado Galdieri
With journalists in Indonesia and Brazil, the stories in this project highlight how tropical forests in Costa Rica, Indonesia, and Amazonia might ameliorate—or, to the contrary, aggravate—climate change. The project also explores the current impacts of climate change on people and wildlife.
Launched March 2, 2020 Samidha Sane
Women lined the walls in anticipation. The bride’s mother walked out of the bedroom, parading a white blood-stained bed sheet—a symbol of the newly-wedded bride’s newly-lost virginity. The house erupted in celebration.
Launched February 20, 2020 Matt Black
Photographer Matt Black is documenting communities across the U.S. without access to clean drinking water, or, in some cases, without water at all.
Launched February 18, 2020 Brittany Gibson
Voter suppression, harsh voter ID laws, and voter disenfranchisement are on the rise. How does this affect the competitive Democratic primary and United States' most-watched election?
Launched February 18, 2020 Elizabeth Barber
Sister Jean believes that God made us free. With that freedom, we made many terrible choices, like burning down the Amazon. Now, it is not God's job to save us -- that's up to people like Sister Jean.
Launched February 17, 2020 Ingrid Barros, Sabrina Felipe
How Flávio Dino's administration has violated the environmental rights of traditional communities in favor of commodity exploration and extraction with Chinese capital.
Launched February 14, 2020 Reese Erlich
How are ordinary Iranians reacting to heightened tensions with the U.S.?
Launched February 14, 2020 Juyoung Choi, Saad Ejaz
In the summer of 2019, more than 500 Yemenis refugees arrived at Jeju Island, South Korea. With their visas soon expiring, many face the risk of losing the lives they’ve built and returning to a war-torn Yemen.
Launched February 13, 2020 Peter Yeung
A scheme in the Democratic Republic of Congo is giving local communities the right to own and manage rainforest – both providing employment opportunities and halting deforestation.
Launched February 7, 2020 Saul G. Elbein, Joshua Cogan
Changing realities around climate and land stewardship are creating new possibilities around how Native communities manage and profit from their lands, by aligning ethics, sustainability, and profits.
Launched February 2, 2020 Lottie Joiner
Tired of American racism, Black Americans are moving to African countries like Ghana where they are free from systemic racism, prejudice, and discrimination.
Launched January 30, 2020 Yvonne Wenger, Christine Zhang
A Baltimore Sun investigation into Maryland’s child support system and the heavy price it exacts on Baltimore’s poorest families and communities.
Launched January 27, 2020 Andrew S. Lewis
Dr. Stewart Farrell and other coastal scientists have been warning that much of the iconic Jersey Shore will be erased by sea-level rise and storms over the next century. But is anyone listening?
Launched January 27, 2020 Meg Jones
Wisconsin Army National Guard members overseeing the training of Ukrainian armed forces are reluctant characters in the impeachment case against President Donald Trump.
Launched January 16, 2020 Vaishnavi Chandrashekhar
Rising seas threaten the future of Kolkata, a coastal city of five million in the Indian state of West Bengal. But what humans do on land may be increasing the region’s climate risk.