Already facing challenges due to high costs and limited funding, U.S. museums face a slew of challenges going forward as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Outbreaks and Epidemics
Longtime Mission District resident Erica Rodriguez looks for moments of happiness in a time of great anxiety amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The museum quickly adapted to pandemic pressures with rich online content and virtual events.
For the past 25 years, the McLean County Museum of History has been bringing history to life through the Evergreen Cemetery Walk. This year, things are going to be a little different.
The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Laurent House in Rockford, Illinois, is once again open for visitors, but financial and logistical challenges still lie ahead for the museum.
From a doctor stranded in Ciudad Juárez to a shelter closed after an outbreak, COVID-19 is hitting hard along the Texas-Mexico border.
Columbia Journalism School Reporting Fellow Brett Forrest looks at how New York City's Catholic churches have struggled with declining donations during the COVID-19 shutdown.
An investigation by Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative Journalism found the areas with the highest number of COVID-19 infections and deaths coincide with the counties with the highest proportion of Puerto Ricans in the United States.
Before it was outlawed, the Brazilian government federally isolated leprosy patients in remote colonies. Decades later, the children of these patients are calling for federal reparations.
The movement led by Chico Mendes in the 1980s has seen a resurgence in the face of government attacks and the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Peoria Riverfront Museum's Virtual Museum project officially launched on March 19, the day before Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker’s statewide stay-at-home order went into effect.
As with many immigrants, Connie and Ricardo's stores represent the physical proof of their success. But they have balanced pressure to reopen with safety concerns throughout the pandemic.
Since leaving the service, Dustin Jones, USMC veteran and filmmaker, has lost more friends to suicide than he did in combat. Jones, a Columbia Journalism School Reporting Fellow, follows Marine veteran Bill Kirner as he struggles with PTSD and suicide.
In 2010, life expectancy in neighborhoods just west of downtown St. Louis was just 67 years. That was pre-pandemic. Here's how the most vulnerable families struggle to survive today and day by day.
COVID-19 has exacerbated vulnerabilities faced by refugees and displaced persons from Myanmar, who have also demonstrated resilience in their response.
Using public data and shoe-leather reporting, the Centinela team will probe Latin America’s preparedness to the coronavirus crisis.
In the Philippines, frontline health workers are fighting against COVID-19 without protective gear, or health benefits.
How are the Pulitzer Center team and its Campus Consortium community responding to the COVID-19 pandemic? This is a space for all to reflect, report, and record our experiences. Contributions welcome!
Veteran public health journalists from Science magazine explore what science knows—and is learning—about the burgeoning pandemic.
A mysterious illness has taken the lives of 15 out of 180 members of a clan of Malaysia’s last hunter gatherers, the Batek.
What happens when Ebola hits in a war zone?
A young Catalan physician-scientist working on a remote island in Papua New Guinea has single-handedly revived the old quest to eradicate yaws, a disfiguring skin and bone disease.
In El Salvador abortion is illegal, violence against women common, and sex ed extremely limited. Did the Zika virus provide an opportunity for the country to talk about these culturally taboo topics?
The HIV/AIDS epidemic is at a tipping point in Russia, where an estimated 1-1.5 million people are HIV positive and the Kremlin has long rejected international assistance. Women are being left behind.
Biologist and filmmaker Carl Gierstorfer shows how Ebola has affected people and communities in Liberia—and changed history.
Journalist Jon Cohen and photographer Malcolm Linton report from Tijuana, Mexico, where there is a “micro-hyperepidemic” of HIV/AIDS.
A school in Philadelphia takes global issues and makes them local in a unique way.
Amy Maxmen traveled to Sierra Leone during the peak of the Ebola outbreak. While reporting on health care workers she found an unexpected story.
Photojournalist Daniella Zalcman discusses her work looking at the public health legacy of Canada's Indian Residential School system.
Veteran journalist Tim McGirk explains how an ill-considered CIA plan to catch Osama bin Laden in Pakistan led to a polio outbreak that spread beyond borders.
Papua New Guinea has the highest rate of tuberculosis in the Pacific. Pulitzer Center grantee Benedict Moran visits remote clinics to look at why the disease is spreading.
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.
Kwame Dawes explores what church and faith communities are doing in regards to HIV/AIDS in Jamaica.
Photojournalist Cheryl Hatch and writer Brian Castner discuss their project in Liberia, where the U.S. military helped confront the Ebola outbreak.
In Mali children are given anti-malarials to prevent the disease. Use on a large scale is leading to drug-resistant strains of malaria, yet health workers say the benefits outweigh the risks.
Gregory Gilderman has reported on heroin addiction in the United States, but found a far more desperate situation in Russia.
April 7 is World Health Day, focusing this year on universal health coverage. If you want to help students understand the health crises facing their communities and the world as a whole, we have resources for you.
Cohen and Price were nominated for the 25th Annual Health Care Research and Journalism Awards.
This week: a teenager adjusts to life after Al-Shabab, Losing Earth premiers shortly, and one man's quest to eradicate a skin disease.
A multimedia exhibition of worldwide HIV/AIDS reporting from Science magazine and PBS NewsHour will run from July 23 - July 27, 2018 at the International AIDS Conference.
Friedman will showcase reporting from Russia, Nigeria, and the U.S. state of Florida on the struggle to fight HIV/AIDS.
Moscow-based reporter focuses on women in much of her reporting because she says you can tell a lot about a country and a crisis through their stories.
A poor school for girls in rural India reshapes the role of women, how Iraq's legal institutions are struggling to give closure to victims, and HIV's hold on Nigeria, Russia, and Florida.
A special series supported by the Pulitzer Center for Science magazine and PBS NewsHour.
This week: Pulitzer Center's recent conference discusses why there's a need to reframe the way conflicts are covered, HIV infection rates remain high despite cures, and children continue to be used as human shields in the C.A.R. militias.
This week: Skype opportunities with international reporters, visually explaining cyber security, and communicating complex global health stories.
The Pulitzer Center partners with organizations and universities to teach health practitioners, researchers, and students how to communicate with non-academic audiences.
Pulitzer Center grantee Mark Johnson speaks on podcast at University of Iowa.