Indira Lakshmanan is an Executive editor at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and a columnist for The Boston Globe. On September 13, 2019, she appeared on NPR's 1A Friday News Roundup.
The largely Afro-Caribbean community of Parcelas Suárez is starved of economic resources and faces another major challenge: drastic coastal erosion from strong Atlantic currents, made worse by sea-level rise and increasingly strong storms linked to climate change.
A Haitian teen, whose two-year battle with an advanced form of childhood cancer illustrated how the poor and powerless pay the price for the failure of Haiti’s leaders to invest in their medical system, has died. He was 19.
The Mexican city of Matamoros has become a forced shelter for thousands of immigrants who wait more than a month for a meeting to ask for asylum in the United States.
Cubans make up the largest number of migrants in Mexico trying to obtain asylum in the United States. But policy changes in the Obama and Trump administrations have made it harder for Cubans fleeing the island.
Residents say that quality of life is under threat from increasing tourism and rising rents, pushing out young people and poorer families.
Necromacy Cosmetica is giving back to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
A rare tornado ravaged Havana, killing at least four people, destroying 123 buildings and damaging more than 1,000 others, striking yet another blow to the city’s fragile weather-beaten homes.
Alexis Smith, a Pulitzer Center student fellow, reports on resources for the disabled community in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.
Can cities function without a government? In Canaan, Haiti, residents give it a try.
Without property titles, the residents of Haiti's ungoverned new city risk losing any investment they make and cannot use their property as collateral.
A grand jury indictment describes the former Guantánamo base commander as having a fight with a commissary worker, an affair with the worker’s wife, and covering up both, before and after the worker was found drowned.
Dozens of people have been killed in building collapses in Havana. Time, weather, and neglect are ravaging once-majestic buildings nearly 60 years after Fidel Castro vowed to end "hellish tenements.”
Getting cancer in Haiti can be like getting a death sentence. Treatments are hard to come by, and with limited options, the poor and powerless pay the price for the reluctance of Haiti’s leaders to invest in their care.
After suffering back-to-back hurricanes in 2017 and an ongoing fiscal crisis, Puerto Rico has seen a surge in foreclosures and abandoned property. How are Puerto Ricans' property rights being defended?
Thirty years ago, we could have saved the planet. The world was ready to act. But we failed to do what was necessary to avoid a catastrophe.
Imagine Jamaican emigrants having their dreams of working in the United Kingdom with full citizenship fulfilled, and then suddenly being evicted from their homes purchased with their blood, sweat, and tears.
Exploring race and gender in Cuba is as complex as its political and economic situation. A growing population of Afro-Cubans and artist-activists are demanding a change to their narratives.
This project explores the long-term emotional and psychological impact that prolonged parental separation due to migration can have on Caribbean children and young adults.
In September, Hurricane Irma leveled the island of Barbuda and all 1,800 residents were evacuated. Now, redevelopment and the end of collective land ownership threaten to keep them off their land.
ICIJ's global investigation that reveals the offshore activities of some of the world’s most powerful people and companies.
Sosua, a northern beach town in the Dominican Republic, was founded by Holocaust refugees. How did it become one of the Caribbean's biggest sex-tourism destinations?
The Obama administration’s decision to end the "wet foot, dry foot" policy has created a migration and humanitarian crisis in Central and South America and a new era in Cuban migration.
A plan to build sewage treatment plants all over Haiti after the 2010 earthquake has stalled, despite millions of dollars in international funding.
Journalist Jacob Kushner returns to a city born after Haiti's 2010 earthquake: Canaan, the single most visible legacy of that disaster.
Old buildings in Havana sometimes collapse without warning, killing or injuring their occupants. Journalist Katherine Lewin discusses the crisis. She traveled to Cuba with journalist Tracey Eaton.
As they immigrate for a chance to provide for their famlies, parents are leaving their children behind in Jamaica—possibly creating a mental health problem among Jamaican youth.
Gregory Scruggs, a U.S.-based journalist specializing in land and property rights, traveled to Antigua and Barbuda after Hurricane Irma. Watch to learn more.
A little-known story of survival during the Holocaust.
Rebecca Hersher travels to Haiti to investigate what went wrong with a plan to build a system of internationally funded sewage treatment plants across the country.
Nick Schifrin and Zach Fannin traveled to Cuba after Fidel Castro's death to report on the cruelty and charisma with which he ruled, and why Cubans do not predict his death will lead to major change.
Writer Jacob Kushner and and documentary photographer Allison Shelley traveled to Haiti for their project, "Canaan: Haiti’s Promised Land."
Business reporter Jamie McGee and photographer Larry McCormack share insights on their reporting in Haiti.
Grantee Dan McCarey explains the importance of data visualization for practitioners in biostatistics and other quantitative fields.
Tracey Eaton discusses his project, "Cuban Youth: A New Dawn?" Eaton, the former Havana bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News, interviewed 20-somethings about their hopes and dreams for the future.
The Pulitzer Center's newsletter for the week of July 30, 2019.
Pulitzer Center grantees Jacqueline Charles and Jose Iglesias were recognized for their reporting on cancer in Haiti.
Nathaniel Rich discusses “Losing Earth,” human inertia, and storytelling as “a moral act” in an interview with Nieman Storyboard.
Here you will find reading comprehension tools, activities and other resources to bring "Losing Earth," The New York Times Magazine's special issue on climate change, into the classroom and beyond.
Several Student Fellows are awarded the 2017 Society of Professional Journalists regional Mark of Excellence Awards.
Pulitzer Center Student Fellow Esohe Osabuohien was featured in several news outlets.
6th grade students at Macfarland Middle School learned about close observation, caption-writing, and visual literacy in a two-day, bilingual "Walk Like a Journalist "workshop.
Shelley's photo from the project, "Canaan: Haiti's Promised Land," won the grand prize for FotoWeekDC festival competitions.
This week: U.S.-bound Cuban immigrants are told to turn around, a Dominican haven for Holocaust refugees is now a sex tourism capital, and our genetic war against mosquitos.
The Best Documentary Feature award is the latest in a series for the Pulitzer Center-funded documentary, "The Abominable Crime."
The Out at the Movies Int’l LGBT Film Festival in Winston-Salem will screen “The Abominable Crime," a film produced by the Pulitzer Center about homophobia in Jamaica.
Four Pulitzer Center grantees, 15 students, and wide range of documentary film topics mark eighth year of partnership with Free Spirit Media.
Independently and collaboratively, students piece together photo puzzles and investigate the stories behind them, all the while considering: Why is it important to seek out the full story?
Reading comprehension tools, activities and other resources to bring "Losing Earth," The New York Times Magazine's special issue on climate change, into the classroom and beyond.
In this printable PDF, you will find text summaries, discussion and comprehension questions, and other useful materials for students and teachers navigating "Losing Earth."
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In this short lesson, students view photos that tell stories about hurricanes very differently and think critically about how to spread natural disaster news in a useful, respectful way.
Students explore the process, purpose, and impact of investigative journalism in order to create a resource that clearly and engagingly conveys information about the Paradise Papers.
Students examine the anatomy of offshore activities revealed in the Paradise Papers to evaluate their impact on various actors and consider what steps should be taken as a result of the...