In northern Mali, far from Western eyes, a powerful Al Qaeda affiliate has managed to carve out what is effectively a new country. What they do with it will determine the future of the war on terror.
Due to cultural preferences for sons, 100 million girls are missing worldwide. Carl Gierstorfer looks at India, a country with a highly skewed sex ratio that threatens to destabilize its society.
The Russian Federation confronts two devastating epidemics: widespread heroin abuse and HIV/AIDS. It appears to be losing the battle against both.
Shale gas is an energy phenomenon not just in a broad swath of the United States but in places like eastern Europe, too. In both regions there is a tangled mix of hopes, hype, and concern.
Louie Palu explores the U.S.-Mexico border where violence runs rampant: What does it look like? How has the immigration policy evolved? And what are the economic and security issues?
Nearly 20 years since the end of apartheid, discrimination in South Africa has a new form. Healthcare inequality has taken the place of forced segregation in rural and urban townships.
Faced with the devastating twin threats of digital and China, can a critical Wisconsin industry survive?
The geopolitics of Southeast Asia are shifting rapidly and China's influence can be seen in the shipping routes along the Mekong--and in the soft power it exercises in countries such as Burma.
Traditional exporters of migrants have become importers, turning the old paradigm on its head. The recent "brain gain" has presented new opportunities – and challenges – for Brazil, China and others.
As Paul Salopek journeys around the world on foot, he will follow the migration pathways of our ancestors who walked out of Africa 50,000 years ago.
Trans-boundary water tensions with Iran and Pakistan cast a shadow on the development of Afghanistan's mainly agricultural economy.
Europe’s economic crisis has become intertwined with disturbing anti-democratic trends and the rise of extremist politics. Bill Wheeler looks at the fallout in Hungary and Greece.
This flexible curriculum allows any educator to use the rich concepts and resources in the "Everyday Africa" project both in and out of the classroom.
McClatchy journalists and Pulitzer Center grantees Brittany Peterson and Tim Johnson interview Nicaraguans about the proposed canal that threatens to split the country in two.
Beth Gardiner discusses her reporting from Poland, a country with among the worst coal-driven health problems in Europe.
Pulitzer Center grantees Heather Pringle and Andrew Lawler traveled to the Amazon to report on isolated indigenous peoples' recent emergence from the forests.
Tik Root, Wyatt Orme, and Juan Herrero discuss their recent reporting trip to Rwanda, where they have been exploring the new generation and its place in a rapidly changing country.
Bridget Huber visited operating rooms in Uganda and Mozambique while reporting on surgery's place on the global health agenda.
Photojournalist Sim Chi Yin discusses her reporting on a family affected by silicosis, an occupational lung disease that affects an estimated 6 million in China, most of them miners.
Along the banks of the Ganges River in the lap of the Himalayas, Cameron Conaway talks about why he has embarked on his project "Rejuvenating the Ganga."
Journalists Jonathan M. Katz and Allison Shelley take a deep look at the Clintons' projects and prospects in Haiti.
The courage and bravery of Ebola survivors and others fighting the disease give Erika Check Hayden hope that the world's worst outbreak of the disease can be stopped.
Journalist Ty McCormick discusses his reporting on the U.S. legacy in South Sudan, what he calls "a story of multiple failings."
Reportage illustrator George Butler provides a first-hand impression of how things are developing in Afghanistan—and how life continues despite the uncertainty of the country's situation.
In this lesson, students read a short text [5-10 minutes] about how exotic pet ownership leads to loss in biodiversity, and respond to writing prompts. Students can be introduced to the subject...
Stephanie Sinclair's documentary short is an investigation of child marriage and a call to action. In this lesson, students view the film and discuss root causes of child marriage and solutions,...
In celebration of Earth Day, we've compiled our top ten lesson plans that feature reporting on how communities around the world are responding to diverse environmental issues.
This resource outlines tips for feature writing that can be applied to a variety of events. Students in the DC metro area used these tips to reflect on workshops with Pulitzer Center journalists.
This lesson pools resources on youth movements in 4 countries and asks students to examine: what matters to young people the world over, what matters to you, and how do you fit into a global picture?
In celebration of Women's History Month, we've compiled our top five lesson plans that feature reporting on women's rights and the ways women are fighting for them.
Students explore an interactive story map of a journalist's journey on foot along the Silk Road to think critically about subjective perceptions of geography and to design their own creative maps.
Students explore how their image of the word "home" compares with how three Syrian women imagine their future homes through close analysis of the multimedia project "Finding Home" from TIME Magazine.
Students explore a multimedia story about refugee families to identify causes and possible responses to the refugee crisis and connect with those affected by it.
Students will explore how health topics are presented in the news media using behind the scenes videos from Carl Gierstorfer’s Ebola project and Jon Cohen’s HIV/AIDS project.
Students will learn about the concept of epidemiology and how it is used to control or prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
Students learn about the history of globalization and how it impacts their lives. They will analyze how journalists visualize global stories and make connections between global and local issues.