The Box, a piece of transformational theater based on a journalist’s investigation into solitary confinement, was staged on Alcatraz in June 2019, providing a rare glimpse into the deep end of our prison system through the stories of those who have experienced it.
Systems and Safety
Nome residents remain skeptical of local police due to legacies of sexual harassment, police misconduct, and case mismanagement.
How the World Health Organization is battling bullets, politics and a deadly virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Migrants crossing at the Texas border fluctuate in the face of Trump administration policies. Recent executive actions coupled with long-standing federal regulations have caused a spike in refused entries.
Matthew Komatsu reads his essay After the Tsunami for The Longreads Podcast.
Dairy Management Inc. spends $160 million a year from dairy farmers' sales on promotions and partnerships, but milk sales continue to fall.
A Haitian teen, whose two-year battle with an advanced form of childhood cancer illustrated how the poor and powerless pay the price for the failure of Haiti’s leaders to invest in their medical system, has died. He was 19.
If food waste were a country, it would be the third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases behind China and the United States.
A military judge on Friday set Jan. 11, 2021, as the start of the death-penalty trial at Guantánamo Bay of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four men charged as plotters of the attacks.
A war court prosecutor confirmed the abrupt firing of a Guantánamo Bay prison commander last April was due to the mishandling of classified information. The commander, Admiral John C. Ring, was fired abruptly four months ago after publicly campaigning for detention facility improvements.
Colleagues of a former Navy SEAL say the decision to pass him over smacks of retribution over his willingness to stand up to the military tribunal system.
Sarah Shourd’s play, based on her 3-year investigation into the horrors of solitary confinement, is a piece of transformational theater that asks us to re-examine long-held notions of punishment as it reveals the tragic—and sometimes painfully comic and absurd—realities that dictate life “inside the box.”
Assisted dying and euthanasia are part of a new approach to death that emphasises the individual's right to call time on suffering. The effects of this shift on wider society will be immense.
We’ve all heard stories about abusive orphanages. But there’s a bigger problem: good orphanages. Rich countries abolished orphanages decades ago. So why do we keep them going in poor countries?
This project explores efforts being made across India—from government, media and tech companies—to address the issue of disinformation spreading on social media and messaging platforms.
From the personal to international, examining the long-term cultural impact of the 2011 Japan tsunami.
Entrepreneurs and investors are rewriting the rules of business, challenging conventional growth principles to build an economy fueled by transparency and equality.
New Zealanders make up the largest group of people inside Australian detention centers, and hundreds have been deported in recent years—an issue that’s causing mounting social and political tensions.
Tools are now available to prevent and treat HIV infections, but Russia, Nigeria and the U.S. state of Florida each are struggling, for different reasons, to fully exploit the power of these tools.
Three years into the civil and international war, Yemen's health systems are failing. This project will show the variety of health challenges facing Yemenis: trauma, cholera, chronic, and shortage.
Two reports on criminal justice: a look at efforts to keep the mentally ill out of jail and an examination of the struggle to provide the poor with public defenders.
The effectiveness of foreign aid is hotly debated, but the voices of aid recipients are often missing from the conversation. This project gathered reports from citizens using mobile phone surveys and then investigated their claims.
This project examines social and economic crises in a super-aging Japan.
The drug war in the Philippines has killed thousands of drug suspects from low-income communities. Despite the severe psychological toll of the drug war on families of slain drug suspects, mental health resources are sparse and often inaccessible.
Pulitzer Center grantees John Yang and Frank Carlson investigate the imprisonment of mentally ill Americans, efforts to seek alternative treatments, and the struggle to provide the poor with public defenders.
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.
What does it take for a developing country like Nigeria to roll out a new healthcare protocol for newborns on a national scale? T.R. Goldman discusses the challenges this country faces.
Jahd Khalil discusses his reporting on Egypt's infrastructure problem and what that means for Egypt's cities and the environment.
Rebecca Hersher travels to Haiti to investigate what went wrong with a plan to build a system of internationally funded sewage treatment plants across the country.
Photojournalist Neil Brandvold investigates the paralytic disease Konzo that has inflicted polio-life symptoms on thousands of the most impoverished people in Democratic Republic of Congo.
Tens of thousands of people fleeing bombs and beheadings are trapped in squalid refugee camps and ad hoc settlements across Greece. Will the country's tattered health system be able to prevent an epidemic?
Meet Beatrice Obwocha, a Kenyan journalist reporting on road safety.
Tina Rosenberg discusses how a measured dose of wine can become the first step towards stability for alcoholics at a shelter for the homeless in Ottawa, Canada.
Journalists Ankita Rao and Atish Patel traveled to Kerala to learn more about India's extensive palliative care network.
Grantee Rob Tinworth explains how big data can be used in journalism.
Grantee David Rochkind explains the role of photographs in adding a human element to science stories.
In celebration of Women's History Month, we've compiled our top 5 lesson plans of the year that feature reporting on women's rights and the ways women are fighting for them.
Cohen and Price were nominated for the 25th Annual Health Care Research and Journalism Awards.
Larry C. Price and Ben Taub were recognized for Environmental Reporting and Magazine Reporting, respectively.
Panelists explore living, dying, grief— and why talking about death is good for our health.
Shiho Fukada's piece on elderly women in Japanese prisons was featured in Longreads' "Best in Crime Reporting" list.
Pulitzer Center grantees Marcia Biggs and Apoorva Mandavilli were honored by the Newswomen's Club of New York's 2018 Front Page Awards.
This week: accounts from fathers and sons affected by the conflict in Yemen, threats to Hungary's democracy, and Israel's new policy forcing migrants to take desperate measures.
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.
This Week: Nearly one in five children in America suffers from being poor, deportations are straining relations between Australia and New Zealand, and ISIS has undermined faith in Iraq.
This week: discussing feminism and access to education, proposing creative education projects to National Geographic, and explaining the placebo's power.
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.
Students investigate educational resources about the safety of pedestrians in developing countries and design mock letters to politicians in charge of roads in a developing country.
In the following lesson, students will analyze several resources about the dangers of motorcycles, and by the end, they will write a summary about the dangers of motorcycles.
This lesson plan asks students to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using print and video to inform an audience about organ and tissue donations.
In this global affairs lesson plan, students will explore the article Humanitarian Raid and debate the role that large corporations should play in helping to end poverty.
The following humanitarian aid lesson plan asks students to consider the role that the World Bank should be playing in international aid and analyze the author’s purpose for writing the piece.
In this lesson, we'll take a look at a short film trailer and a photograph by Carlos Javier Ortiz around the issue of gun violence in Chicago, exploring its often-untold consequences.
In this lesson, using Pulitzer Center journalism resources, we'll examine air pollution around the world.
In this lesson we will look at three reporting projects: violence in Honduras; violence in Guatemala; and the abduction of students in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico.
Students will evaluate President Obama’s Food Plan and discuss/debate whether the initiative will be effective or not.