Nicole Anderson Cobb reached out to museums in Illinois to get a grasp on their plans to connect with the diverse communities amid COVID-19.
Outbreaks and Epidemics
The trend is strongly observed in the state of New York: urban poverty and social vulnerability factors increase the possibility of becoming infected or dying from the virus in places where most Puerto Ricans live.
Shortly after shelter-in-place began, the Illinois State Museum (ISM) launched an Illinois Stories COVID-19 Collecting Initiative to record history as it is happening, inviting the people of Illinois to share their experiences living through the pandemic.
Iraida had leukemia. She migrated from Venezuela to the United States in 2017, during the protests that shook the country. Then came COVID-19. This is her story.
Midway Village Museum, like 85,000 other museums worldwide, closed in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic. Now, it begins the reopening phase of its business.
In Iowa, the Family Museum, Figge Art Museum, and Putnam Museum each took different approaches to dealing with the Covid-19 crisis. Now, they are making plans to re-open and alter parts of the museum experience.
The pandemic threatens Jamaica Ray’s life and livelihood as a street musician and artist. He’s intent on “keeping it tropical.”
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the food lines snake down the street and around the corner, spilling over from one block to the next in San Francisco.
A St. Louis reporter reflects on his personal connection to the 63106 Project, a reporting series covering one of the most disadvantaged communities in Louisiana.
As the coronavirus spreads, soaring demand for oxygen is bringing out a stark global truth: Even the right to breathe depends on money. In much of the world, oxygen is expensive and hard to get.
Organizations across Nigeria are reporting a rise in cases of child abuse as Nigeria's 94 million children are confined to their homes and other spaces during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Sissel McCarthy, director of the journalism program at Campus Consortium member Hunter College, reports on the dangers of online misinformation during the coronavirus pandemic.
Though the Zika outbreak in Brazil has seemingly peaked, its aftermath will be felt by the thousands of families caring for and raising children with Zika-related complications and disabilities.
The closer the contact the greater the risk humans and animals will pass devastating diseases to each other.
High levels of poverty and malnutrition in the UK are triggering a re-emergence of related “Victorian” diseases, such as scurvy, rickets and TB—and even cholera and diphtheria. But who is most at risk?
As the world sprints to end AIDS, adolescents and young people suffer from HIV in the shadows with girls and young women bearing the brunt in Malawi.
According to all the latest reports, South Africa is making major steps in treating and preventing HIV/AIDS. A look at how the lives of women here have changed in the past three years.
How close are we to a yellow fever pandemic?
Young women are at particularly high risk for HIV in parts of sub-Saharan Africa, where about 5,000 of them acquire the disease each week. Is a drug to prevent HIV really the best solution? Amy Maxmen looks at alternative solutions in South Africa.
More than half of all HIV-positive individuals will experience an eye complication during their lifetime. One such complication is CMV retinitis, which can lead to permanent blindness.
We might soon have a treatment for Huntington's disease, but the Latin American communities who helped scientists uncover the cause are too poor to benefit. Who will help these forgotten people?
Ebola survivors could be carrying live Ebola virus in their eyes. Many of them are going blind, but in fear of the epidemic's resurgence, hardly anyone is doing anything about it.
Cuban sanitariums are the government quarantine facilities for HIV positive people—critics called them prisons; supporters say they controlled the epidemic. Former residents say "it's complicated."
As plans are being made to turn Sri Lanka’s oldest leprosy hospital into a museum or a geriatric home, the few remaining patients are a living history of the stigma of the disease.
Interview with director Micah Fink about the making of "The Abominable Crime", a film about Jamaica's violent homophobia and the brave people who stand up to it.
Photographer David Rochkind and reporter Jens Erik Gould introduce themselves and their project "The Forgotten: HIV and the Garifuna of Honduras."
Pulitzer Center grantee Sonia Shah discusses the intersection of science, politics and economics around the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections endowed with the superbug "NDM-1" gene.
Use this series of five detailed lesson plans to engage your students on the issue of HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean, including the epidemic's impact and treatment as well as its relevance in the United States.
Terrisha Jackson from School Without Walls in Washington DC explores the challenges of treating and preventing HIV-AIDS in the US.
Shakura Wright from School Without Walls in Washington, DC reports on the HIV-AIDS crisis in the Nation's capital.
Jon Cohen and Carl Gierstorfer visited secondary schools and classes at Washington University in St. Louis during a public health tour focused on infectious diseases.
Pulitzer Center grantees Jon Cohen and Carl Gierstorfer are traveling to St. Louis to discuss their reporting on HIV/AIDS and Ebola.
The festival screened five Pulitzer-sponsored films, which centered on public health challenges faced by migrants and refufees across the globe.
This week: How poor hygiene on planes leads to the spread of dangerous communicable diseases, how Sámi people are caught between a climate change solution and their own livelihoods, and how you can double your holiday gift to the Pulitzer Center.
The Best Documentary Feature award is the latest in a series for the Pulitzer Center-funded documentary, "The Abominable Crime."
Another big win PBS NewsHour, Science, and the Pulitzer Center, for "The End of AIDS?" Finding new ways to tell stories that matter on issues that affect us all.
Grantee Amy Maxmen dives into the nuance of reporting on the Ebola crisis with The Open Notebook.
The Out at the Movies Int’l LGBT Film Festival in Winston-Salem will screen “The Abominable Crime," a film produced by the Pulitzer Center about homophobia in Jamaica.
After the Pulitzer Center journalists' visit to the Free Spirit Media Program in June, students show their documentaries on fortune tellers, masculinity, safe spaces, and the use of marijuana.
Fellows spent time in Washington, D.C. preparing for their international reporting projects and learning from Pulitzer Center staff and professional journalists.
This week: Zika's intercontinental hop, a look inside Russia, and developmental deficiencies from poverty.
Four Pulitzer Center grantees, 15 students, and wide range of documentary film topics mark eighth year of partnership with Free Spirit Media.