Projects

Launched April 20, 2020 Luke Mogelson
This project explores the history of the Syrian Democratic Forces and the consequences of the American withdrawl from Syria. 
Launched April 17, 2020 María Teresa Ronderos, Rigoberto Carvajal
Using public data and shoe-leather reporting, the Centinela team will probe Latin America’s preparedness to the coronavirus crisis.
Launched April 17, 2020 Lori Hinnant, Tim Sullivan
The AP's global network reports on how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting the world's poorest and most vulnerable people.
Launched April 15, 2020 Nihar Gokhale
Over 1.5 million people in central India live in the crossfire of a 50-year old land dispute between two government departments over who governs lands known as Orange Areas.
Launched April 14, 2020 Marien Nzikou-Massala
This project shows how the illegal exploitation of gold results in environmental destruction, forest cover loss, and water pollution in mining zones.
Launched April 13, 2020 Pallavi Puri
Despite difficult living conditions, 4.5 million women in India pursue rolling beedis (hand-rolled cigarettes) to earn their livelihood. The identities of 89 percent of beedi workers fade along with their fingerprints.
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 Jimmy Thomson
Indigenous Guardians are a formidable presence on the coast of British Columbia, Canada. This project will use patrol data to examine the spatial extent of the Guardians' work.
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 4, 2020 Yao-Hua Law, SL Wong
Drivers of forest loss in Malaysia are deeply rooted in the country’s legislation and in the lack of quality and transparent forest cover data. This reporting investigates the laws, the numbers, and the stakeholders.
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 27, 2020 Erin Rhoda, Callie Ferguson
The Bangor Daily News is painting a statewide picture of what is, and isn’t, being done to hold county law enforcement officers to account in Maine.
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.