University of San Diego students Nasema Zeerak, Shushana Tevanyan, and Jennifer Wilczynski write on how a new ICE mandate is leaving international students with a stark choice: take in-person classes this fall or leave the country.
Outbreaks and Epidemics
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted film festivals and similar events across the globe. Fortunately, some events will still hold in-person festivals and online film viewings for movie goers.
Mission District resident Kimberly's pandemic experience in San Francisco is told through a series of illustrations.
After two-and-a-half months of quarantine, Venezuelan authorities approved a plan to ease restrictions and resume activities in eight economic sectors, starting June 1st. However, Venezuela does not meet the public health criteria set by the World Health Organization to ease lockdown restrictions safely.
Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism student Kira Leadholm reports on how COVID-19 has left Ghanians—particularly those in rural areas—more susceptible to child trafficking as the government diverts its resources to fighting the pandemic.
COVID-19 has highlighted the deep structural weaknesses of the Syrian economy and destroyed what was left from its capacity to resist to new pressures.
The Burpee Museum of Natural History in Rockford, Illinois, was forced to lay off 84 percent of its staff during the pandemic. The museum is now set to reopen this Friday, with a restricted schedule.
As San Francisco shut down in mid-March, dozens of community leaders realized undcoumented workers could be hit hard; their immigration status bars them from receiving federal aid like unemployment checks. Thus came the idea for UndocuFund SF, a nonprofit that provides economic relief for undocumented workers who live or work in the city.
A St. Louis resident faces heightened risks as the scourge of the coronavirus adds to the health challenges faced by many people in her community.
La Cocina, a nonprofit incubator for low-income food entrepreneurs, has adapted to the pandemic by finding new ways to feed the local community and support their growing network of graduates.
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Reporting Fellow alum Divya Mishra reports on how the pandemic has left thousands of unaccompanied minors in Greece without adequate shelter or food.
Nine Latin American countries invested more than $320 million in no-bid purchases of COVID-19 equipment. Those who bought with fewer, but massive scale contracts and from national industries, obtained better prices.
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.
Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (CPI) investigated the ways COVID-19 affects Puerto Rican communities in the US.
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.
With the economy in crisis because of the pandemic, survival is a day-to-day struggle for millions of undocumented Americans and Latinx immigrants living below the poverty line.
Italy, a country whose history is rife with pandemics and once the center of the novel coronavirus outbreak in Europe, offers harsh lessons in containment, testing, and economic salvation.
"Walking on a Blade" exposes the invisible threats, the risks, and struggles of daily workers trying to survive amidst the outbreak of coronavirus in Iran.
The project examines the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has on countries in the Middle East that were facing existential and often tragic realities, even before the virus imposed its own challenges.
In this two-part series, viewers are given an inside look at the heart-pounding race for a coronavirus vaccine, while a group of talented disease detectives unravel the secrets of this new disease.
The Los Angeles Times is profiling victims in California of the COVID-19 pandemic, both to memorialize them and better understand the virus.
African scientists, researchers, and data journalists come together to focus on the big picture of coronavirus in Africa, identifying the most vulnerable communities and analyzing the healthcare system.
Venezuelans are facing a complex humanitarian crisis. According to the United Nations, the Latin American country is among those at highest risk to be overwhelmed by COVID-19.
An Arabic-language news podcast by Sowt Podcasting, focusing on COVID-19 in the Middle East and North Africa regions. Depending on the vowels, Almostajad is the name used for the coronavirus and also means ‘the latest.’
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.
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.
Jon Sawyer, executive director of the Pulitzer Center, comments on the media's coverage of panic buying amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Jon Sawyer on how the Pulitzer Center is adapting to the COVID-19 crisis.
The Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism recognize the best health reporting in print, broadcast and online media.
A look at Pulitzer Center health reporting and what lessons it offers for the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Penn Today highlights Reporting Fellow Patrick Ammerman's work investigating the refugee crisis at the Venezuela-Colombia border and the associated public health crisis and economic inequities.
Grantees Martin Enserink and Brian Cassey won the annual ASTMH Communications Award.
Cohen and Price were announced as winners of the 2019 NIHCM awards in the Trade Journalism and Digital Media categories respectively.
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.