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Culture rests at the core of how people live their lives and experience the world. Pulitzer Center grantee stories tagged with “Culture” feature reporting that covers knowledge, belief, art, morals, law and customs. Use the Pulitzer Center Lesson Builder to find and create lesson plans on culture.

 

What Now?

Over the course of a week, the world we knew turned upside down. For Pulitzer Center intern and Northwestern University in Qatar student Manan Bhavnani, the question has been: “What now?”

Natasha Alford Interviewed on Racial Representation in Puerto Rico

Natasha S. Alford joins LatinoUSA to take us through her reporting of Afro-Puerto Ricans and the census. She explains what factors have led to the undercount of the island’s black residents, how incorrect data could affect Afro-Puerto Rican communities, and how activists are battling to change that.

Land, Water, Spirits, War

The Inuit of Labrador face off against Canada’s hydropower industry in a battle against irreversible environmental and cultural damage.

Saving Siberut Island

Siberut Island is a unique island of Mentawai Islands, in the western of Sumatera Island, Indonesia. Siberut Island is the home of four endemic primates. The Siberut forest is under threat from a 49,440 hectares timber consession, a company-owned 19,876 hectares forest plantation, and 2,600 hectares of land and forest will be developed as a special touristic area.

Portraits of a Pandemic

Women and people of color are being disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus. The 19th and The Philadelphia Inquirer profile women as they confront this unprecedented challenge.

William & Mary Sharp Seminar 2019-2020 Reporting Projects

Campus Consortium initiative brings Pulitzer Center-supported journalists to the college for series of seminar workshops throughout the year, ultimately leading to independent reporting by students around the globe.

The Forgotten OneƵ

“The Forgotten OneƵ” explores the idea of fantasy versus reality, revealing one of Germany's darkest secrets: the current state of Nigerian refugees in the countryside of Bavaria.

Silencing Stigmas: Virginity Testing in Morocco

Women lined the walls in anticipation. The bride’s mother walked out of the bedroom, parading a white blood-stained bed sheet—a symbol of the newly-wedded bride’s newly-lost virginity. The house erupted in celebration.

South Korea: Sanctuary Island

In the summer of 2019, more than 500 Yemenis refugees arrived at Jeju Island, South Korea. With their visas soon expiring, many face the risk of losing the lives they’ve built and returning to a war-torn Yemen.

Holding Fire

"Holding Fire" is a behind-the-scenes look at the work of a Yemeni immigrant and grassroots Muslim activist in South Brooklyn during a time of unprecedented Islamophobia.

Colonial Roots of Gender-Based Violence in Guyana

In Guyana, women are beaten and murdered at alarming rates. Activists have taken the fight against gender-based violence into their own hands and are looking to the country’s past for clues.

Can Women Stand Their Ground?

This story examines how the criminal justice system is not equipped to protect women who protect themselves. It is told through the lens of one case—the Alabama murder trial of Brittany Smith.

Meet the Journalist: Zahra Ahmad

In Feb. 2019, journalist Zahra Ahmad returned to Iraq to reunite with her family for the first time since immigrating to the U.S in 1998. Here she explains what sparked her trip and what she learned.

Meet the Journalist: Melissa McCart

Restaurateur Mike Chen legally hired expert noodle-pullers from Taiwan to create an authentic noodle house in Pittsburgh, until the Trump administration’s immigration policy changes put an end to it.

Meet the Journalist: Jonas Bendiksen

Photographer Jonas Bendiksen traveled to Greenland to visualize its demographic challenges: As more women than men leave to study or live abroad, there are fewer than nine women for every 10 men.

Using Oral History in Reporting

Students learn about the techniques and value of oral history by looking at examples used in reporting, and developing their own projects by connecting historical events to their own community.

Exotic Pets and Impacts on the Food Chain

Students will be able to describe the impacts of removing exotic animals from their native environment, including impacts on the food chain, using details from reporting by Sean Gallagher. Within...