Alex MacLean’s aerial images of the US East Coast convey just how much infrastructure perches in the coastal danger zone.
During a hearing in 2015 at the Guantánamo war court, a defendant recognized an interpreter from the black-site prison network where the United States tortured detainees. What followed was an epic legal tangle.
Migrants are being bused to Monterrey and Chiapas under an ever-changing and often brutal “remain in Mexico” program carried out in a partnership between Mexico and the Trump Administration.
Miguel Pérez Jr. was among the first troops deployed to Afghanistan after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Now he's one of dozens of deported veterans who say they've been exiled from the country they fought for.
Juan Carlos and his family left El Salvador in October 2018 and arrived in Tijuana, Mexico in January 2019. They faced a difficult choice: should they apply for asylum in the U.S. and risk deportation back to El Salvador? Or should they try to make it in Mexico?
The Mexican government has converted a former factory into a shelter that could potentially house thousands of migrants. But in El Paso, a number of churches have closed their emergency shelters as the number of migrants has dropped.
Protest has become the norm for this First Nations community. For years, adults and elders have fought; now, it's a younger generation's fight.
Defense lawyers in the 9/11 case now say that they have growing evidence that the F.B.I. played some role in the interrogations during the years when the suspects were in the secret prisons by feeding questions to the C.I.A., and that the C.I.A. kept a hand in the case after the prisoners were sent to Guantánamo.
Since the 1970s, a First Nations community in Ontario has suffered from symptoms of mercury poisoning. With promises made and broken, they continue to petition the Canadian government for relief.
In Nuevo Laredo, some migrants have decided that waiting in Mexico for a U.S. asylum hearing that could be months away is untenable and are returning home.
A couple in Ciudad Juárez has opened their home to shelter Central American migrants hoping to obtain asylum in the U.S. The migrants risk their safety every time they leave the house.
"Democracy is resilient, but if ignored, it will be under assault," said Congressmen Steny Hoyer at the 2019 Copenhagen Democracy Summit.
Since the 1970s, the people of Grassy Narrows have fought for access to clean water. Years of government inaction have resulted in the birth of generations of activists. Still, they fight.
In 2018, hundreds of nuns descended on the U.S.-Mexico border to volunteer in migrant shelters. Many have stayed to continue their work, citing a “calling” unlike any they have felt before.
Life after deportation: The Seattle Times explores how families—including those with American citizens—have adapted in the Mexican state of Zacatecas.
Can we create a nutritious and affordable food system in a way that’s green and fair? PBS NewsHour Weekend’s "Future of Food" international series reports on work by people who think they have solutions.
A Baltimore Sun investigation into a rogue squad of police officers who used the authority of the badge to commit crimes—and how they got away with it for so long.
A new report shows that hundreds of veterans were placed in deportation proceedings. We explore an unintended consequence of a 1996 immigration law that made it possible to deport veterans.
In the aftermath of the worst anti-Semitic slaughter in United States history, the neighborhood of Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, relies on a century of deep urban community to cope with trauma.
“She’s Not a Boy” is the story of Tatenda Ngwaru, an asylum-seeking intersex woman who fled Zimbabwe with sixty dollars and the hope that she would finally find a place where she belonged.
Veracruz is home to hundreds of thousands of Afro-Mexicans. In 2015, they were officially recognized in the National Census. What's happened since?
Families of color have long been thwarted in finding a quality education. We present the saga of one St. Louis family, how they got educated and managed to gain their purchase on the American Dream.
How a cycle of debt and increased enforcement is leaving a void in some rural Guatemalan schools and villages.
Dairy farms—Wisconsin's economic engines—have been decimated in recent years due to decreased demand, lack of workers, and slumping milk prices.
Author and journalist Christopher de Bellaigue reports on assisted dying and euthanasia practices in North America and Europe.
Students from Center City Public Charter School attend a three-day workshop inspired by the award-winning series ‘Pumped Dry'—learning about groundwater depletion, talking to the journalists behind the project and then tour USA Today's newsroom.
Journalist Perla Trevizo examines the conditions in Guatemala that lead families to migrate to the U.S.
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?
Catchlight Fellow Andrea Bruce discusses American democracy with a community of disenfranchised ex-offenders in Memphis, Tennessee.
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.
Andres Gonzalez investigates the epidemic of mass shootings in American schools, producing a body of work titled "American Origami."
Restaurateur Mike Chen legally hired expert noodle-pullers from Taiwan to create an authentic noodle house in Pittsburgh, until the Trump administration’s immigration policy changes put an end to it.
In the United States, one in every 28 children has a parent in jail or in prison. TIME for Kids executive editor Jaime Joyce reports on two programs that help families stay connected.
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.
After a new federal immigration policy led to hundreds of children being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, The Texas Tribune opened a temporary South Texas bureau to investigate.
Photographer Jonas Bendiksen traveled to Greenland to visualize its demographic challenges: As more women than men leave to study or live abroad, there are fewer than nine women for every 10 men.
The Pulitzer Center is partnering with The New York Times Magazine's landmark "1619 Project" on curriculum and outreach.
“What if I told you that the year 1619 is as important to the American story as the year 1776? What if I told you that America is a country born both of an idea and a lie?” author Nikole Hannah-Jones asked during the live-streamed announcement of 'The 1619 Project,' for which the Pulitzer Center serves as the education partner, at the TimesCenter on Tuesday, August 13.
Since 2009, the Pulitzer Center has supported international reporting fellowships for more than 170 students at our partner universities. Here's where they are now!
Through Bringing Stories Home, the Pulitzer Center supports local and regional newsrooms across the country, helping them to tell the types of long-form enterprise stories that too often go unreported.
The Pulitzer Center's newsletter for the week of July 30, 2019.
Executive Editor Indira Lakshmanan moderated a panel discussion on "Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers," a documentary about women serving as UN peacekeepers.
What are the challenges to ending AIDS? "Far From Over," a series supported by the Pulitzer Center for PBS NewsHour exploring societal stigma against HIV/AIDS, was nominated for an Emmy Award.
Educators met at the University of Chicago for a two-day professional development to discuss how to bring domestic and global reporting into their classrooms.
“We didn’t know they would come to bomb us,” says Lung Ki, a character in 2017 Student Fellow Erin McGoff's film exploring the continuing impact of the 1964 - 1973 U.S. bombings of Laos.
Baltimore public school students connect with staff from Pulitzer Center and The Baltimore Sun to explore how journalism is produced as part of the Center's "Bringing Stories Home" initiative.
St. Louis students discuss the impacts of civil asset forfeiture in their communities.
The Luce Foundation, a supporter of the Pulitzer Center, spotlighted highlights from the Pulitzer Center's 2019 Beyond Religion Conference on its website.
Reading guides, activities, and other resources to bring The 1619 Project into the classroom and beyond.
This resource includes quotes, key terms/names/historical events, and guiding questions for each of over 30 essays and creative works that compose The 1619 Project.
A partial listing of historical events and terms referenced in The 1619 Project essays to support teachers in curricular integration.
A lesson plan for close reading and guided discussion of Nikole Hannah-Jones' essay, which provides the intellectual framework and introduction for The 1619 Project.
Standards-aligned activities drawing from concepts in the essays, creative texts, photographs, and illustrations to engage students in creative and challenging ways.
This lesson introduces the question: Can we create a nutritious and affordable food system in a way that’s green and fair?
This activity aims to help students make connections with their counterparts around the world by exploring what young people in different countries do in their free time.
Conflict—difficult to define, but keenly felt. Explore these stories about under-reported aspects of conflict and peacebuilding.
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 explore factors that have led to the struggling dairy industry in the Midwest in order to understand the continual shifting of industrial businesses and how this affects their communities.