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.
Global Issues in Local News
Cold-chain and two-dose requirements for promising vaccine candidates pose serious challenges for Native American communities without reliable electricity or transportation.
Jamaica Ray braves COVID-19 and cops to make his art and music in St. Louis's 63106 zip code. This is the second chapter in Ray’s life as part of the 63106 Project.
Three families faced eviction after COVID-19 cost them their jobs or their health. But each was hanging on. Barely. Here are updates to their stories, six weeks later.
Charleston-area floodwaters are a festering soup of disease-carrying microbes. Tests results of water samples showed sky-high levels of E. coli bacteria — in some places more than 60 times higher than state limits.
Twice as many residents caught COVID-19 at Mississippi's for-profit nursing homes, and nearly three times more died there, an analysis of health data by the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting shows.
Coronavirus has hit the Mississippi Choctaw Band of Indians harder than any major city in the country. Of the 10,000 Choctaws served by the tribe, one in 10 has tested positive for COVID-19.
Creating an urban forest ecosystem can help reduce the impacts of climate change.
The Masons are among roughly 500,000 people in North Carolina with unreliable or no high-speed internet access. COVID-19 has forced much of life online and pushed many North Carolinians to a breaking point.
States across the country temporarily barred landlords from evicting tenants this year as the coronavirus reached the United States, forcing businesses to shutter and unemployment to spike. Wisconsin was one of the first states to lift its eviction moratorium on May 26.
A program in Tulsa, Oklahoma, designed to stem evictions amid the pandemic fell flat when lawyers advised landlords the deal offering to pay back rent was too risky.
If an emergency order effectively halted eviction proceedings in the state, why are some tenants still on the brink of losing their homes?
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.
In partnership with local media organizations across Illinois, this project elevates the stories of “Prairie State” museums and their inherent community and economic value as they face the COVID crisis.
Texas is searching for ways to curb the alarming number of women dying less than a year after their pregnancies. Poland, a conservative, anti-abortion, religious country may have solutions.
The Texas Tribune is shining a bright light on the U.S.-Mexico border in the aftermath of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy that separated children from their parents.
The Pulitzer Center Catchlight Media fellow, Tomas van Houtryve, reports on the U.S.-Mexico border and the “weaponization” of photography using historical photographic techniques alongside cutting-edge surveillance technology.
Donald Trump's promised border wall will involve taking land from hundreds of people. An earlier land grab to build border fencing was rushed, sloppy, and gave landowners wildly differing payments.
Guam is reeling from nearly 100 lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by various Catholic priests, including the archbishop. Why has it taken so long for these accusations to surface?
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.
At the center of the relationship between the world's two main superpowers are a small agricultural state and its governor-turned-ambassador. The stakes never have been higher for these "old friends."
Multinational Alcoa, in a restructuring, departs struggling Suriname after 100 years. The loose ends include a hydroelectric dam, two company towns, a long-loyal workforce, and a sputtering economy.
The closer the contact the greater the risk humans and animals will pass devastating diseases to each other.
For years Central Americans have transited Mexico en route to the United States, many are never heard from again. In a country teeming with the disappeared, Central American mothers search for theirs.
Photographer Sim Chi Yin speaks on the thinking and impulse behind making the latest chapter of her ongoing project "Shifting Sands," a visual investigation of the global depletion of construction sand.
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.
The Pulitzer Center is seeking applications from current students and recent graduates of the Campus Consortium program to report on U.S. climate change issues.
The "Prairie State Museums Project" brought together 16 freelance journalists to document the impact of COVID-19 on local museums and the communities they serve in the state of Illinois.
The "Bringing Stories Home" reporting initiative continues to support and promote local newsrooms, strengthening community voices amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year's fellows will examine mental health as it interacts with class, gender, and culture in Pakistan, as well as the hidden emotional and psychological costs of protests in Hong Kong.
Coastal Review Online's Pulitzer Center-supported "Changing Minds on Climate Science" project takes readers to eastern North Carolina, examining if and how residents' attitudes towards climate change have shifted after a series of devastating hurricanes and floods.
2020 Elon University Reporting Fellow Anton Delgado is interviewed by Today at Elon about his Pulitzer Center-sponsored project, documenting the resurgence of leprosy in Brazil.
Finalists from the third annual DC Public Schools Study Abroad Photography Contest celebrated their work with award-winning photojournalist Louie Palu.
K-12 students are invited to make their voices heard this election season by writing a letter to a member of Congress that explains the global issue they want to see prioritized. Deadline: November 16