Projects

Launched April 10, 2020 Errin Haines, David Maialetti
Women and people of color are being disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus. The 19th and The Philadelphia Inquirer profile women as they confront this unprecedented challenge.
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 20, 2020 Martha Gizaw, Claire Hogan
Campus Consortium initiative brings Pulitzer Center-supported journalists to the college for series of seminar workshops throughout the year, ultimately leading to independent reporting by students around the globe.
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 26, 2020 John Upton
Stories and teaching material prepared by Climate Central, Gothamist, The Guardian, and The Earth institute exploring efforts to adapt to climate change using marshes, trees and other natural features.
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 Sammy Fretwell, Adam Wagner
Climate change has a clear impact on the beaches of the Carolinas. But just past those glittering shores, residents of the coastal plains are suffering from the insidious effects of the world’s changing climate.
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 17, 2020 Joanne Cavanaugh Simpson
As police AI surveillance tech expands amid controversy, what's the impact for minority communities? This project explores the culture of surveillance and outcomes in crime prevention and civil rights.
Launched February 14, 2020 Reese Erlich
How are ordinary Iranians reacting to heightened tensions with the U.S.?
Launched February 14, 2020 Francesc Badia i Dalmases, Pablo Albarenga
After five episodes in Brazil and three in Ecuador, Rainforest Defenders Series turns its attention to the Colombian Amazon.
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.