"This time made me realize the people, my unconditional best friends, that I want to rush back to,” one sophomore tells fellow Wake Forest University student Madison Borsellino.
Outbreaks and Epidemics
The World Health Organization announced its mechanism for allocating the COVID-19 vaccine as it becomes available, aiming “to end the acute phase of the pandemic by the end of 2021.”
Three months after retracting a high-profile COVID-19 paper, editors at The Lancet hope to assure the research community that they’ve learned their lesson.
The World Health Organization suggests frequent hand washing to help combat COVID-19. But this recommendation can be hard to implement in Nigeria, where over half of households do not have access to water on their premises.
An 18th birthday, the MCAT, a raucous third grade Zoom classroom, and job loss. These are just a few of her family's life experiences that Wake Forest University senior Marlee Rich chronicles during the pandemic.
Prodavinci found inequalities in the distribution of health centers designated to treat COVID-19. Rural areas were underserved and distance from treatment centers is associated with higher mortality.
The pharmaceutical company has announced encouraging results from a clinical trial focused on virus-fighting antibodies.
The human immune system can't beat back a pathogen if its many players don’t hit the right notes at the right times. A new study finds that people who suffer the most from COVID-19 have an immune response that’s out of sync.
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, Turkish authorities have used judicial harassment and administrative investigations to silence public health officials who try to speak out.
When Azmera Shaikh's family was in quarantine, the rules made it difficult to put out garbage and get groceries. Yet neighbors did not help. Their attitude, she says, was “more traumatizing than the illness itself.”
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.
Prisoners have been excluded from vaccine trials out of concern that they may be coerced into participating, but researchers say that including the vulnerable population in COVID-19 studies could have outsize health benefits.
COVID-19 has seized on the historical vulnerability of Quilombola populations on the lower Tocantins River in the Brazilian state of Pará.
Filipino sailors understand the mystic lure of the ocean. They also know its dangers firsthand. These are their stories of survival.
This project explores intensifying armed conflict between the Arakan Army and Myanmar military through the voices of affected civilians, within the context of COVID-19 and national elections.
Shelter in place, the mantra of the COVID-19 pandemic, takes on a whole new meaning when you have no home. The Howard Centers for Investigative Journalism explore the plight of the homeless.
Some religious gatherings worldwide turned into coronavirus-spreading events. In India, members of an Islamic group are facing prosecutions for intentionally spreading the virus.
"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.
In this series from PBS Frontline and The Marshall Project, Emily Kassie and Ben C. Solomon follow the lives of the undocumented, the homeless, the detained, and the guards are fighting to survive in the virus’ epicenter.
As the coronavirus ravages marginalized communities, it's putting migrant farmworkers most in danger. Even as policies have shifted across the country, working and living conditions for them remains the same, making them one of the most vulnerable groups.
The Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting captures the stories of people and places hit hardest by the nation’s worst pandemic in a century.
Immigrant women from the Bajo Flores slum are at the lead of the resistance and fight against COVID-19 in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Himalayan highlanders remain concerned despite the lack of reported cases of COVID-19.
Charlotte ranks dead last among larger cities in terms of upward mobility. This project looks at COVID-19's disproportionate impact on the city's Black population in several areas.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo experienced the second largest Ebola outbreak in history. Journalist Amy Maxmen and photographer John Wessels report on challenges in the response.
Stroke is the world's second-leading killer. An innovative program to train neurologists in Zambia hopes to turn the tide of the disease.
Esther Ruth Mbabazi discusses her reporting project on "Nodding Syndrome," a neurological condition affecting over 2100 children in Northern Uganda.
Nigeria, Russia, and Florida have each had difficulty mounting a strong response to HIV/AIDS, at a time when neighboring countries or states have made progress in bringing their epidemics to an end.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Mark Johnson and photojournalist Mark Hoffman traveled to Brazil, Kenya, and Uganda to report on the threat of zoonotic diseases long associated with poverty.
Journalist Amy Maxmen traveled to Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa, where girls under age 20 are being infected by HIV at alarming rates.
Pulitzer Center grantee Dara Mohammadi traveled to Colombia to write about Huntington's Disease, an as-yet untreatable genetic disorder.
Misha Friedman discusses traveleing to Cape Town to report on the human stories behind the statistics of HIV and the tuberculosis epidemic in South Africa.
Ross Velton discovers how the cure for leprosy came too late for the patients at the Hendala Leprosy Hospital in Sri Lanka.
Leslie Roberts, deputy news editor at Science, traveled to Myanmar, Cambodia, and Thailand to report on emergency efforts to eliminate malaria in the Mekong.
Grantee David Rochkind explains the role of photographs in adding a human element to science stories.
Grantee Amy Maxmen discusses the similarities and differences between science and journalism.
The Howard Centers for Investigative Journalism collaborated on a project investigating the effects of COVID-19, and the government's response to it, on those experiencing homelessness and facing eviction.
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 Pulitzer Center announces our inaugural Fellows and projects for the Post-Graduate Reporting Fellowship Program for Columbia and Medill Journalism Schools.
The "Bringing Stories Home" reporting initiative continues to support and promote local newsrooms, strengthening community voices amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Journalists Maria Hinojosa, Anna-Catherine Brigida, and Maria Zamudio share individuals' stories and efforts to hold governments accountable through their reporting.
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.
In this professional development conference, Chicago educators encountered global health reporting and strategies for connecting students to under-reported stories.
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.
The Eyewitness Photojournalism Grant is a series of reporting grants for freelance photojournalists, in partnership with Diversify Photo.
The cohort of 40 Fellows plans to cover underreported issues from more than 20 countries, despite the coronavirus pandemic.
How do you sustain coverage of a pandemic that has decimated news advertising and other funding sources? A panel discussion featuring MacArthur Foundation President John Palfrey.
Jon Sawyer, executive director of the Pulitzer Center, sends a message regarding COVID-19.
In this lesson, students will analyze the challenges facing communities in Kenya and Hong Kong in stopping COVID-19 and compare their responses to other places' around the world.
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.
In this lesson, students will analyze data showing that Black and brown people are over-represented in COVID-19 mortality statistics, investigate structural causes, and search for solutions.
Students will use information from a multimedia story to examine and debate different strategies for combating mosquito-transmitted illnesses.
In this lesson, students investigate educational resources using diverse media in order to understand how poetry can be used as a means of communication.
Students conduct an analysis of Amy Maxmen's Newsweek article, examine how she educates and engages the audience, and explore the differences between this type of writing and academic writing.
In this lesson we'll examine the work of Daniella Zalcman and introduce her project about the legacy of Canada's residential schooling system.
In this lesson, students will learn about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the people who worked to slow the epidemic, and the aftermath the disease has wrought upon the region.
This Common Core-aligned lesson helps students explore the Haitian experience through poetry, photography, and music.
Students will develop a proposal for the Punjab and Kashmir governments in India to help prevent and eventually eliminate the heroin epidemic.