When prominent scientists pushed back against recommending face masks to help control the spread of COVID-19, and the U.K. government followed their lead, Trisha Greenhalgh was furious.
A study of some of the sickest COVID-19 patients, such as those placed on ventilators, has identified gene variants that put people at greater risk of severe disease.
Sweden's government never ordered a “shutdown" in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Its approach, out of step with much of the world, sparked debate on whether the strategy was brilliant or irresponsible.
Some experts say testing centers should report not just whether a person is positive, but also a number known as the cycle threshold value, which indicates how much virus an infected person harbors.
Do people who suffered a mild or moderate bout of COVID-19 months ago need to worry about their heart health? Scientists search for the answer.
“The whole place was engulfed in flames. We saw an exodus of people from a burning hell,” says Marco Sandrone, the field coordinator for MSF in Lesbos where the Moria refugee camp is located.
Designed to hold 3,000 people, Moria refugee camp now has 13,000 residents. The overcrowding makes it nearly impossible to follow social distancing guidelines and practice proper hygiene during the pandemic.
Migrants and asylum-seekers are crossing a treacherous part of the Atlantic to reach the Canary Islands. This route has become one of the most dangerous to European territory. Many never make it.
"We’re at risk of gambling away our success,” virologist Christian Drosten warned in the German newspaper Die Zeit. His message referred to Germany, but it could have been addressed to all of Europe.
An investigation into an Italian virologist and the race to find a coronavirus vaccine both illustrate how important open science is, but also how easily things can go wrong.
As coronavirus began to devastate Italy, microbiology professor Andrea Crisanti put his region at the forefront of the fight with rigorous testing and quarantine.
A new study shows a 33-year-old man who was treated for a mild case of COVID-19 in March harbored the virus again.
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.
"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.
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.
This project explores the history of the Syrian Democratic Forces and the consequences of the American withdrawl from Syria.
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.
“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.
Hani Zaitoun examines Estonia's defense capabilities and its special relationship with its Russian neighbor and the Russian ethnic minority that makes up almost 30 percent of Estonia's population.
Many of the victims who fled the violence and massacre still live in long-forgotten refugee and collective centres around Bosnia.
Despite sharp international criticism, a Russian geneticist is pushing forward a project to edit embryos of a deaf couple so their children won't inherit the mutation that impairs their hearing.
The Netherlands has long battled back the sea, but climate change is forcing the lowland nation to rethink its approach. It's now learning to live with water rather than fight it.
The Associated Press examines what happens to asylum-seekers when Europe and the United States close their doors, outsourcing migrants to other countries.
Twenty-five years after Abkhazia and South Ossetia declared independence, people displaced by the conflicts continue to live in Georgia proper. What role does religion play in these communities?
Many of the temporary camps set up in 1995 for internally displaced persons in Bosnia and Herzegovina still exist. What is life like there for the widows from Srebrenica?
Gayropa is a photo-led project about LGBTI+ asylum seekers and refugees around Europe who form a sense of community and challenge stereotypes.
Journalists Rich Lord, Michael M. Santiago, and Stacy Innerst speak about their year-long exploration of child poverty—one that takes them to Scotland, where the national government, local leaders, and the health system work to ensure that by 2030, no more than 5 percent of kids will live in poverty.
Almost all produce that comes from southern Italy has been tainted, says Ayo Awokoya, as she discusses her reporting project on modern-day slavery in Italian agriculture.
Author and journalist Christopher de Bellaigue reports on assisted dying and euthanasia practices in North America and Europe.
Meet journalist Anna Filipova, who is examining how melting permafrost in the northernmost village in Greenland affects the residents' lives.
Multimedia journalist Larry C. Price traveled around the world to report on air pollution: specifically, PM2.5. What is it, and how does it manifest across the globe?
Eli Kintisch wrote and produced THAW, a documentary series that tells the story of a journey to the Arctic ocean in the dead of winter, revealing a radically changing ecosystem with global implications.
Journalist and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Teresa Fazio speaks about her reporting on gender equality in Sweden's military.
The truth about Hungary: How a country that used to be a poster child for a successful transition to democracy collapsed into a new kind of authoritarianism.
Threshold is a public radio show and podcast tackling one pressing environmental issue each season. The show aims to be a home for nuanced journalism about human relationships with the natural world.
A frigid current, a heroic expedition, and air turning into rock. Meet science journalist Ari Daniel and hear about his 2018 reporting trip to Iceland.
The Pulitzer Center announces our inaugural Fellows and projects for the Post-Graduate Reporting Fellowship Program for Columbia and Medill Journalism Schools.
The Associated Press project 'Outsourcing Migrants' received an Honorable Mention from the James Foley Awards.
Watch a recorded webinar for students in which Dr. Seema Yasmin share her insights on the role of journalism during public health emergencies
Ayo Awokoya and Tobias Jones received the 2019 Frontline Club Award For Print for their in-depth, investigative reporting on exploited migrants working in the south of Italy.
Ekeke, a 2019 Pulitzer Center Fellow who reported on Nigerian refugees, speaks to the San Franciso Chronicle about creating visual symphonies.
The podcast's second season reported on climate change in the Arctic region.
The Pulitzer Center's newsletter for the week of June 25, 2019.
Panelists discuss how religion can reinforce divisions between social groups in Israel, Northern Ireland, and Indian-Americans in the United States.
Grantee Callum Macrae was nominated for an award at BAFTA's Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards for his reporting on the Ballymurphy massacre.
Louie Palu received four awards in three contests for his Pulitzer-supported project 'New Cold War.'
Panelists explore living, dying, grief— and why talking about death is good for our health.
Nathaniel Rich discusses “Losing Earth,” human inertia, and storytelling as “a moral act” in an interview with Nieman Storyboard.
In this lesson, students will hear from a journalist who uses writing skills to describe under-reported place, and practice the same skills in original writing.
In this lesson, students will analyze how photojournalists tell under-reported stories using photography and apply tips for doing so themselves from Pulitzer Center-supported journalists.
Students analyze solutions to end child poverty in Glasgow, Scotland and Allegheny County in the Southwest of Pennsylvania.
Climate change—an issue that affects us all, no matter where we are in the world. This guide will help begin a conversation about today's under-reported stories surrounding our global crisis.
Students evaluate the status of freedom in Turkey using Freedom House criteria, and consider how freedom may be defined at home and around the world.
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."
Guide your students in creative, expository, and persuasive writing, class debates, and science communications exercises designed for any subject area.
Activities encouraging students to create and evaluate visual representations of climate change in order to interpret and share environmental knowledge effectively.
What could you and your students do to fight climate change? This resource outlines letter-writing campaigns, research projects and school-wide event ideas for students.
Find all the context you need to teach "Losing Earth," including historical timelines and original transcripts from Senate hearings on climate change.
Want a journalist to speak with your class about their environmental reporting? Our grantees have expertise ranging from ocean health to pollution. Learn more about how to schedule a free visit.