The discovery of a novel mosquito on Guantanamo Bay reveals how globalization is threatening to unleash the next pandemic.
Outbreaks and Epidemics
More than 36 years ago, in the early hours of December 3, 1984, around 35-40 tonnes of methyl isocyanate (MIC) leaked from a factory in Bhopal.
Some question if Budi Gunadi Sadikin, who has a degree in nuclear physics, can help the country recover.
A new, more transmissible coronavirus variant has upended efforts to balance the known harm that closed schools cause against the risk that the pandemic virus might spread in classrooms.
To those who have suffered at the hands of Local Defense Units (LDUs) in Uganda, coronavirus has been a threefold pandemic: first, coronavirus itself, but also human rights abuses and lack of justice.
Many Wisconsin milk producers are overwhelmed, dogged by financial worries, a crushing workload, labor shortages and bad weather.
Decades of discrimination in Fresno laid the groundwork for a housing crisis today.
President-elect Joe Biden proposed the "American Rescue Plan" in an effort to combat the pandemic and the effects it has on the country.
Scientists are focusing on a potential new threat: variants that could do an end run around the human immune response.
Local journalists cover the pandemic and the effect it has on The Navajo Nation.
Several new tests look for SARS-CoV-2 in saliva, and the new work finds a striking correlation between high virus levels and later hospitalization or death.
We learn about the global collaborations taking place and hear from the individuals working to avoid the next pandemic.
Presented as a panacea to insecurity in urban areas, Local Defense Unit (LDU) soldiers in Uganda were at the forefront of human rights abuses during the implementation of coronavirus curfews and restrictions.
A newsroom providing essential information in a remote area plays a critical role during the pandemic.
Report Card explores how the pandemic has exacerbated and brought attention to issues of inequity in public education.
With a global health system stretched thin by new viruses, the next pandemic could be unthinkably close.
A lack of internet access threatens a region's Census count, level of education, and economic success in rural Pennsylvania—now more than ever in the COVID-19 era.
COVID-19 is leading to a rise in child marriages by families desperate for economic help in developing countries.
An exploration into the lives of migrant farmers in Florida fighting two invisible beasts; COVID-19 and severe weather. These migrant farmers are now working to save crops destroyed by Hurricane Eta.
On 3rd December 1984, Bhopal was devastated by a leak of poison gas. With 60 percent of survivors already suffering from respiratory illness, how are adult survivors being affected by COVID-19?
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.
This project will use data-driven storytelling to interpret the impact of interventions like masking and projections of the future spread of Covid-19.
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.
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.
Centinela, a cross-border investigation into Latin America’s COVID-19 response, is an example of collaborative reporting that can combat the ‘infodemic’
In this webinar a journalist and global public health and nutrition experts discuss challenges and solutions to nutrition during the pandemic
Grantees Fredrick Mugira and Ejiro Umukoro share their experiences covering pervasive environmental and social issues in Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Grantees Lydia Chávez and Molly Oleson explain how their Pulitzer Center-supported project utilized illustrations and community outreach to tell pandemic stories in San Francisco’s Mission District.
Former Pulitzer Center staffer and grantee Emily Baumgaertner discusses how the United States can learn from Sierra Leone’s example fighting an infectious disease.
The award-winning article documented the World Health Organization’s response to the Ebola outbreak in a volatile region of the Congo.
Haines was recognized for her Pulitzer Center-supported project that chronicles the lives of women of color during the pandemic.
The project investigates the impact of the pandemic on homeless people across the country
Grantee Emily Fishbein discusses the challenges and strategies behind reporting on Myanmar remotely during the pandemic.
The Pulitzer Center announces our inaugural Fellows and projects for the Post-Graduate Reporting Fellowship Program for Columbia and Medill Journalism Schools.
Founder of the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting discusses COVID-19’s effect on the most impoverished areas of the state
Emily Kassie details the filmmaking process, editorial decisions, and ethical considerations that went into the short film produced by The Marshall Project and PBS' FRONTLINE.
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 the challenges facing communities in Kenya and Hong Kong in stopping COVID-19 and compare their responses to other places' around the world.
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.