Projects

Launched October 26, 2020 Elena Bruess
Medill alum Elena Bruess documents the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on a predominantly Latinx community on the Southwest side of Chicago through the lens of a community health center.
Launched October 26, 2020 Bob Smietana
After the COVID-19 pandemic hit, faith-based groups realized they were facing a double crisis: economic devastation and underlying changes in America’s religious landscape that were already chipping away at the faith community’s care for the needy.
Launched October 21, 2020 Carly Berlin, Katie Sikora
Residents of southwest Louisiana are all too familiar with life-altering storms. Now, they must navigate hurricane recovery during a pandemic.
Launched October 21, 2020 Ryan Delaney
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?
Launched October 12, 2020 Zoé Chevalier
Who was left behind in the recent Ramos vs. State of Louisiana Supreme Court decision?
Launched October 9, 2020 Simon Ostrovsky
As much of the world is paralyzed by the coronavirus, an active war has broken out with few people watching and fewer actors to reign it in. 
Launched October 7, 2020 Natasha Senjanovic
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.
Launched October 5, 2020 Peter Klein, Christine Brandt
The Pulitzer Center is providing curricular resources for a unique collaborative investigation into the world's medical supply chains in the COVID era.
Launched October 2, 2020 Veronica Angelus Mapunda
Woodlands comprise almost 90% of Tanzania's forests. In Miombo, tobacco farming impacts these landscapes and nearby communities.
Launched October 1, 2020 Tim Sullivan, Wong Maye-E
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.
Launched September 29, 2020 Solange Tangamu Bongese
This project will investigate whether local communities understand the importance of peatlands and what they are doing to protect these resources.
Launched September 24, 2020 C. Zawadi Morris, Nigel Roberts
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.
Launched September 23, 2020 Tony Bartelme, Glenn Smith
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.
Launched September 11, 2020 Cícero Pedrosa Neto, Adriana Abreu
COVID-19 has seized on the historical vulnerability of Quilombola populations on the lower Tocantins River in the Brazilian state of Pará.
Launched September 9, 2020 Ana P. Santos
Filipino sailors understand the mystic lure of the ocean. They also know its dangers firsthand. These are their stories of survival.
Launched September 9, 2020 Emily Fishbein, Kyaw Hsan Hlaing
This project explores intensifying armed conflict between the Arakan Army and Myanmar military through the voices of affected civilians, within the context of COVID-19 and national elections.
Launched September 8, 2020 Julia Knoerr
Indigenous Mexican immigrants access cultural and linguistic inclusion through community radio in California. Equitable programming expands health justice and basic rights.
Launched August 27, 2020 Megha Rajagopalan, Alison Killing
A BuzzFeed News investigation based on thousands of satellite images reveals a vast, growing infrastructure for long-term detention and incarceration.
Launched August 24, 2020 Maud Beelman, Lauren Mucciolo
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.
Launched August 20, 2020 Simon Ostrovsky
Is the “last dictatorship in Europe" finally ready for reform, or is the stage being set for a Russian takeover? Simon Ostrovsky reports on the Belarusian election and the subsequent protests.
Launched August 18, 2020 James Verini
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.
Launched August 14, 2020 Ingrid Olivia Norrmén-Smith
This work explores complexities vis-à-vis the “mental health crisis” in Cambodia, drawing from transcultural psychiatry, medical anthropology, and communicated through the lens of solutions journalism.
Launched August 14, 2020 Apoorva Mittal
Some religious gatherings worldwide turned into coronavirus-spreading events. In India, members of an Islamic group are facing prosecutions for intentionally spreading the virus.
Launched August 12, 2020 Giles Duley
"We thought we were ready, and then we realized we had no idea," said Dr. Sabeena Qureshi. COVID-19 created the biggest U.K. healthcare crisis in living memory. This is the story of the teams at the frontline.