Some news stories require greater investments of time to report, with journalists conducting exhaustive investigations using data, public and private records and interviews with a host of sources. Pulitzer Center grantee stories tagged with “Investigative” feature in-depth reporting that delves deeply into serious issues. Use the Pulitzer Center Lesson Builder to find and create lesson plans on investigative journalism.


Liberia: No One Hears Our Cry

Between 1989 and 2003 as many as 250,000 people were killed in Liberia’s civil wars. News media paid little attention to it then and have since moved on. Liberians are trying to move on too.

Norway: Cargo From The East

In the far north of Norway lies the harbor town of Kirkenes, a gateway to Russia and the frozen seas of the Arctic. Shipping magnate Felix Tschudi is staking his claim to a new Maritime Express.

Panama: Dam Promises or Dam Lies?

Government officials say the construction of a hydroelectric dam in western Panama is necessary to address a national electricity emergency, but local residents say they won’t benefit.

Pinball Traffic in Bogotá

In Bogotá the reckless taxi drivers go so fast that passengers find themselves longing for a nice slow traffic jam—yet Colombia's record on road safety is better than many.