Projects

Launched August 12, 2020 Emily Kassie, Ben C. Solomon
In this series from PBS Frontline and The Marshall Project, Emily Kassie and Ben C. Solomon follow the lives of the undocumented, the homeless, the detained, and the guards are fighting to survive in the virus’ epicenter.
Launched August 11, 2020 Sam Mednick, Amanda Sperber
Officially, the United States has one military base in Africa. But extensive reporting has revealed the existence of a network of secret military bases and outposts across the continent.
Launched August 7, 2020 Areeba Shah
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.
Launched August 7, 2020 Caitlin Hunt
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.
Launched August 7, 2020 Juliana Mori, Juliana Arini
A look at Amazonian fires and deforestation during the dry season and the possible consequences for the health of the Amazonian population over the COVID-19 pandemic.
Launched August 4, 2020 Erwan Hermawan
The construction of a mining road in Hutan Harapan is a conspiracy between Peter Sondakh, owner Rajawali Group and the government. Road construction causes deforestation.  
Launched July 29, 2020 James Finn, Sarah Warnock
The Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting captures the stories of people and places hit hardest by the nation’s worst pandemic in a century.
Launched July 28, 2020 Rosie Pioth, Berdy Pambou
This project will focus on Nkamou in Congo-Brazzaville's Pool Department as a case study of deforestation in this part of the country.
Launched July 28, 2020 Anita Pouchard Serra
Immigrant women from the Bajo Flores slum are at the lead of the resistance and fight against COVID-19 in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Launched July 27, 2020 Agoeng Wijaya Soedjito, Aseanty Pahlevi
The fires that destroyed 1.53 million hectares of Indonesia’s forests and land in 2019 were triggered by the expansion of forest product and oil palm plantations and industrial activity.
Launched July 24, 2020 Emily Fishbein
A multifaceted look at jade mining in Kachin State, Myanmar, where despite longstanding calls for reform, July saw another deadly landslide in the weakly-regulated industry.   
Launched July 23, 2020 Kunsang Choden
Himalayan highlanders remain concerned despite the lack of reported cases of COVID-19.
Launched July 23, 2020 Abrahm Lustgarten, Meridith Kohut
Propublica and the New York Times magazine use a groundbreaking data model to explore the daunting implications of climate change for global migration.
Launched July 14, 2020 Jean Charles Biyo’o Ella
In Cameroon, industrial corporations which specialized in either rubber or sugar cane exploitation have destroyed hundreds of hectares of forests, leading to the expulsion of Indigenous populations.
Launched July 13, 2020 Sky Chadde, Heather Schlitz
A reporting project exploring the systematic abuses of agriculture workers in the food industry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Launched July 6, 2020 Melba Newsome
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.
Launched June 30, 2020 Anna-Catherine Brigida, Emily Kinskey
COVID-19 + the Trump Administration + an already broken asylum system = a total disaster.
Launched June 25, 2020 Vanessa Colón Almenas, Víctor L. Rodríguez
Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (CPI) investigated the ways COVID-19 affects Puerto Rican communities in the US.
Launched June 25, 2020 Alex Gary, Eric Berger
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.
Launched June 25, 2020 Tom Laffay
Adiela, a Siona Indigenous leader, follows the spiritual guidance of her elders and clears landmines from her ancestral territory in the Colombian Amazon, in hope that her people may some day return.
Launched June 23, 2020 Rénovat Ndabashinze
A growing population, high demand for arable land, the need for wood for heating, and traditional medicine sources are all threatening the forests of Southern Burundi.
Launched June 22, 2020 Lydia Chávez, Sindya Bhanoo
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.
Launched June 15, 2020 William H. Freivogel
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.
Launched June 13, 2020 Kenneth R. Rosen
Italy, a country whose history is rife with pandemics and once the center of the novel coronavirus outbreak in Europe, offers harsh lessons in containment, testing, and economic salvation.