Iowa is a powerhouse producer of corn and soybeans. But all the industrial farming has come at a cost to the environment. Today, there's a growing number of farmers adopting more sustainable practices in a bid to save Iowa's precious soil and water.
‘I always felt like an outsider at U. City,’ Judy Gladney says. But that may finally change this week.
Hong Kong residents protested for months this year against an extradition bill that would have allowed criminal suspects to be sent to mainland China.
The group represents less than 1 percent of China's population, but they have endured what the U.S. calls one of the worst human rights crises of modern times.
In the past, China was better known for producing 75 percent of the world’s art knockoffs than for its own creative innovation. Today, that is changing, as Chinese artists are reviving what they call the country’s “cultural aristocracy” by producing original art.
Camila DeChalus talked about her recent piece on what’s happening to asylum-seekers when they reach the U.S.-Mexico border.
In Shouf, one of the most religiously diverse regions in Lebanon, communities come together to protect natural heritage and shared spaces.
The impact of globalization and digital capitalism is forcing worldwide attention to the starker divide between the “haves” and the “have-nots,” challenging how we think about the social contract.
In China, the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, putting more electric vehicles on the road is critical.
Meet the nuns who run a migrant shelter in El Paso, Texas.
Chinese 5G technology is designed to transmit huge amounts of data instantly, and deploy vast networks of surveillance cameras and facial recognition software. While dozens of countries around the world plan to adopt the innovation, human rights advocates and the U.S. are sounding the alarm. Nick Schifrin reports as part of "China: Power and Prosperity," with support from the Pulitzer Center.
Tensions between police and protesters in Hong Kong escalated overnight, as officers opened fire. A young activist was shot, but survived. The unrest came just as mainland China marked the 70th anniversary of the Communist state.
Hugh Kinsella Cunningham reports on a hidden health crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo: snakebites.
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.
In Juarez, a cobbled-together community of migrants is trapped by U.S. policies in an immigration purgatory. Associated Press reporters Tim Sullivan and Cedar Attanasio spent a week in their world.
“What Went Wrong?” is a citizen journalism project that focuses a critical lens on failed foreign aid interventions.
In Nome, Alaska, a city reckons with a crisis of unaddressed sexual violence, reports Victoria Mckenzie.
Abortion restrictions, gang violence, social pressure. In many cases, women in El Salvador can’t make decisions on their own—turning to suicide.
While Colombia has taken measures to address 24,000 'stateless' babies born to fleeing Venezuelan mothers in the country, it may not be enough to address the citizenship crisis.
Photojournalist James Whitlow Delano explores the human and environmental toll of mining for gold in La Rinconada in the Peruvian Andes.
Meet journalist Louie Palu, reporting on the militarization of the Arctic.
Once thought to be a U.S. problem, opioid addiction is spreading around the world. Associated Press reporter Kristen Gelineau investigates the crisis in Australia.
Almost all produce that comes from southern Italy has been tainted, says Ayo Awokoya, as she discusses her reporting project on modern-day slavery in Italian agriculture.
At the height of the U.S. immigration debate, Marcia Biggs goes to ground zero of the Central American refugee crisis and the origin of migrant caravans to find out why people are being forced to flee.
Deep engagement at schools, colleges and prisons in Chicago and North Carolina, inspired by the lead writer on The New York Times Magazine's 1619 Project and by Art for Justice Fund grantees working to end mass incarceration.
The Pulitzer Center and the University of Chicago welcome award-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones for a conversation on The 1619 Project.
In its tenth year partnering with the Pulitzer Center, Free Spirit Media empowers students to tell stories of their community through film.
Dalia Mogahed, ISPU research director, journalist Mark Oppenheimer, and Pulitzer Center Executive Editor Indira Lakshmanan explore the Pittsburgh community's response to the shooting at the Tree of Life and preview some of the recurring themes at the Pulitzer Center's "Beyond Religion" conference.
Grantee Frederick Bernas helped the subject of his Pulitzer Center-funded documentary raise money to build a dance school in a Brazilian favela.
Associated Press team, supported by the Pulitzer Center, sought to document the struggles faced by ordinary people in Yemen and show the human costs of the civil war.
Pulitzer Center grantees Jeffrey E. Stern, Shiho Fukada, and Nariman El-Mofty each received awards at the 80th Annual OPC Awards.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez cited granntees Jonathan Blitzer and Mauricio Lima's project on the link between climate change and Guatemalan migration as evidence at the House Committee on Oversight and Reform's hearing on climate change and national security.
On Monday March, 25th 325 educators from around the world joined the Pulitzer Center’s Senior Education Manager, Fareed Mostoufi for the edWeb webinar "First Person: Bringing International Investigative Journalism into the Classroom."
The panel explored the fundamental question: "what do we do now about climate change?" and how the religious and moral dimensions of the issue might play a positive role.
Thousands of Americans face losing their lands. Environmentalists worry about the impact on nature. How might we learn from past land grabs?
Experience aerial photography of our rapidly changing planet and a discussion on religion and climate change.