In Lake Charles, Louisiana, people twice had to weigh the perils of trying to ride out an oncoming hurricane against the risk of contracting COVID-19 if they evacuated to a shelter.
Can you guess correctly how Americans behave?
In communities across North Carolina, families often live in homes that are too small. This has made combating COVID-19 a challenge for some.
Mississippi’s cases rose from 98,190 to 143,879 and deaths from 2,969 to 3,676.
When the salmon runs around Wuikinuxv, BC, were depleted, local grizzly bears grew hungry—and dangerous. Now, with the salmon returning, the community is asking a new question: can we include the bears in fishery management?
Tyra Johnson's children have been out of school since March, with their mom finding ways to keep their education on track despite the challenges of losing her job and living in a neighborhood with frequent gunfire.
The decline in religious affiliation affects not just houses of worship but also religious nonprofits such as the St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic, a mobile rural health clinic.
Police and advocates say the pandemic has turned many of the factors that fuel domestic violence into a powder keg for abusive relationships.
Several research groups announced plans to run so-called human challenge trials, even as some scientists questioned whether they could be conducted ethically.
As Jones deals with joblessness, concern for his daughters' safety, and a presidential election in the time of the pandemic, he thinks of Job, the Tower of Babel, Hannibal Lecter, and, more hopefully, Wakanda.
Cold-chain and two-dose requirements for promising vaccine candidates pose serious challenges for Native American communities without reliable electricity or transportation.
The effects of a changing climate are clear: Increased precipitation, rising temperatures and human development across the basin have changed Lake Michigan and the lives of millions along the coast.
COVID-19 is testing the enduring resilience of Indigenous peoples. Tribal nations in the United States face unique challenges in accessing and distributing a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine.
Navigating race relations in the U.S. is a challenging task, particularly for Black migrants and refugees. This project explores how Black migrants in Maine confront racism following their arrival.
A binational, bilingual reporting project on the Tijuana Estuary, led by Voice of San Diego in partnership with Tijuana Press, delves into the decades-long issue of sewage and accountability.
This project will use data-driven storytelling to interpret the impact of interventions like masking and projections of the future spread of Covid-19.
To clean up nearly 100 years of soil contamination a community must fight environmental racism.
Medill alum Elena Bruess documents the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on a predominantly Latinx community on the Southwest side of Chicago through the lens of a community health center.
After the COVID-19 pandemic hit, faith-based groups realized they were facing a double crisis: economic devastation and underlying changes in America’s religious landscape that were already chipping away at the faith community’s care for the needy.
Residents of southwest Louisiana are all too familiar with life-altering storms. Now, they must navigate hurricane recovery during a pandemic.
How did Germany reopen schools compared to the United States, and with cases ticking back up in Germany, will its early success and the United States’ troubled restart hold through the fall?
Who was left behind in the recent Ramos vs. State of Louisiana Supreme Court decision?
Shelters-in-place are a perfect storm for the most underreported crimes to spike and go undetected. Natasha Senjanovic examines COVID's consequences in one of America's deadliest states for women.
The AP takes a road trip across the United States to talk to Americans as a nation disrupted grapples with COVID-19, an economic meltdown, protests for racial justice, and a turbulent election.
Nate Hegyi reports on American Prairie Reserve, a nonprofit building a privately funded wildlife preserve the size of Connecticut in the Great Plains of Montana.
Journalists Stephanie Beasley and Kathleen Flynn traveled to an Arizona border crossing with Mexico where the U.S. government conducted a months-long facial recognition pilot program, scanning 200,000 faces a month.
How do North America's trees fuel Europe's clean energy plans? Journalist Justin Catanoso discusses his reporting on the wood pellet industry in North Carolina and its impact on the environment.
What does it take to produce an international series in multiple locations? Journalist Melanie Saltzman takes us behind-the-scenes of her reporting for PBS NewsHour Weekend’s “Future of Food” series.
After Motel 6 gave the name of an undocumented immigrant to the authorities, his family was torn apart. The Columbian reports from the U.S.-Mexico border, where the family is navigating a life divided.
Journalists Megan O'Toole and Jillian Kestler-D'Amours traveled the length of Canada's Trans Mountain Pipeline to understand its consequences.
Aerial photographer Alex MacLean addresses the impact of sea-level rise, and current strategies to mitigate it, by capturing images of shoreline vulnerability, catastrophic damage, and strategies for resilience along the coast from Maine to Texas.
A Chinese surrogacy agent’s business in southern California has become a one-stop shop for wealthy Chinese couples seeking to hire American surrogates to have their babies.
In Juarez, a cobbled-together community of migrants is trapped by U.S. policies in an immigration purgatory. Associated Press reporters Tim Sullivan and Cedar Attanasio spent a week in their world.
In Nome, Alaska, a city reckons with a crisis of unaddressed sexual violence, reports Victoria Mckenzie.
Photojournalist James Whitlow Delano explores the human and environmental toll of mining for gold in La Rinconada in the Peruvian Andes.
Meet journalist Louie Palu, reporting on the militarization of the Arctic.
This Campus Consortium webinar collaboration with Georgetown University’s Berkley Center looked at the ways casteism follows immigrants from South Asia and permeates American society.
In this webinar for educators, Pulitzer Center staff, journalist William Freivogel, Amelia Blakely, and educator Christina Sneed explore The 1857 Project and implementation of its connected curriculum.
In this webinar for educators, Pulitzer Center education staff introduce resources connected to The 1619 Project and Christina Sneed discusses her classroom engagements with the project.
Filmmaker and grantee David Abel, with a panel of experts, discussed his film Entangled and the intricacies of ocean conservation efforts in New England
Did you miss a recent webinar? Recordings of many of our 2020 events can be found in this blog.
Journalist Brittany Gibson leads a webinar for students on voter suppression and disenfranchisement in U.S. elections, and how people are fighting against it.
The Pulitzer Center partnered with the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding to bring together journalists and researchers for the session.
Former Pulitzer Center staffer and grantee Emily Baumgaertner discusses how the United States can learn from Sierra Leone’s example fighting an infectious disease.
In these on-demand webinars, the Pulitzer Center education team guides participants in learning how to work with under-reported news stories for our upcoming contest: Local Letters for Global Change.
Haines was recognized for her Pulitzer Center-supported project that chronicles the lives of women of color during the pandemic.
Catherine Irving, teacher at Northside College Preparatory High School, shares her experience of having Pulitzer Center grantees, Simon Ostrovsky and Marcia Biggs, virtually visit her classroom.
The three Fellows will report on aquaculture in western North Carolina, the struggles of one North Carolina county in the aftermath of two devastating hurricanes, and a flesh-eating disease that is becoming more common due to the climate crisis.
This lesson will explore the art of telling individual stories through different mediums while engaging with the reporting from The COVID-19 Writers Project (C19WP).
In this lesson, students will explore five components of media literacy (Access, Analyze, Evaluate, Create, and Act) through engagement with Pulitzer Center news stories.
This viewing guide for the documentary "America’s Medical Supply Crisis” leads students in discussion, reflection, and projects that increase public awareness about the PPE shortage in the U.S.
This resource includes quotes, key terms/names/historical events, and guiding questions for many of the 30+ essays and creative works that compose The 1857 Project.
This lesson plan is designed to introduce William Freivogel’s essay, and The 1857 Project as a whole, through discussion questions and guided reading.
These activities model ways that students can apply writing, research, discussion, and visual arts skills to explorations of essays written by students for The 1857 Project.
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.
In this lesson, students read and analyze reporting that investigates the relationship between climate change and migration using both data journalism and wrenching storytelling.
In this lesson, students explore the concept of triage in Missouri's public defender system, and more broadly across the United States.
In this lesson, students consider questions of identity and visibility by analyzing a documentary about an intersex woman from Zimbabwe seeking asylum in the U.S.