Issues collect multiple Pulitzer Center reporting projects that focus on a single topic.


Novel coronavirus is the world's biggest public health crisis since the influenza pandemic of 1918. How are governments, health systems, and everyday people reacting to pandemic? Pulitzer Center journalists from around the world report on the ongoing story of COVID-19.

Indigenous Communities

Indigenous communities lie at the intersection of myriad global crises from climate change to globalization and land rights to language revitalization. These are their stories.

Bringing Stories Home

The Pulitzer Center's local and regional reporting initiative helps U.S. newsrooms cover underreported stories—and promotes discussion through educational and community outreach.

Children and Youth

Throughout the world, wherever there is conflict or poverty, it is most likely the children and adolescents who are the most vulnerable.

Civil Asset Forfeiture

Every day, law enforcement agents strip Americans of billions of dollars in cash, cars, real estate, and other assets through civil asset forfeiture policies.

Conflict and Peace Building

Pulitzer Center journalists explore the roots of conflict, the often tortuous roads to peace, and the consequences of war. They tell stories of those whose lives are lost and others left behind.

Connected Coastlines

Connected Coastlines is a nationwide climate reporting initiative in U.S. coastal states created by the Pulitzer Center to build a consortium of newsrooms and independent journalists across America to report on the local effects of erratic weather patterns on coastal populations using the latest climate science. Please visit the special website we've created for the Connected Coastlines projects.

Criminal Justice

It costs $13 million per year to hold each of the 40 prisoners at Guantánamo Bay. Where does the money go? How do police profit from seized property? What is it like to be one of 2.7 million children with a parent in jail or prison? What programs have succeeded in the U.S. and elsewhere to reduce recidivism?

Drug Crises

Pulitzer Center journalists expose corruption, extortion, and murder in an often violent war on drugs. They also present searing portraits of those who suffer from addiction.

Environment and Climate Change

Environment and Climate Change brings together reporting from Pulitzer Center grantees on the abilities of communities in diverse regions to bounce back and adapt to the impacts of climate change.


Food insecurity can result from climate change, urban development, population growth, and oil price shifts that are interconnected and rarely confined by borders. Pulitzer Center grantees explore the connected causes and effects of food insecurity including efforts being to secure the physical and economic access to food in countries most in need.


In Governance , you'll find reporting from around the world that demonstrates the dangers weak states pose—and also the international interventions that appear to be making a difference.


In Health , Pulitzer Center grantees delve into some of the world’s most pressing health issues and challenges.

Land and Property Rights

Land Rights exposes the growing global crisis over land—where land disputes are happening and what is being done to prevent conflicts over land.


In a world plagued by stigma and homophobia, how do gender, sexual identity, and love influence the human experience? Where do LGBTQIA people find the courage to confront fear and the threat of violence?

Migration and Refugees

Migration and Refugees exposes the risks and dangers refugees and migrants face as they leave one nation to seek a better home and a fresh start—only to find more obstacles and new threats. Resettlement presents its own set of challenges; hopes and promises prove illusory.

Nuclear Threats

Pulitzer Center journalists examine emerging nuclear threats, from an alarming new arms race between India and Pakistan to the competition between the U.S. and Russia on nuclear exports.

Racial Justice

An exploration of Pulitzer Center reporting centered around racial justice—from the arrival of the first enslaved people in North America in 1619 through the contemporary fight for civil rights and the Black Lives Matter movement.


Success or failure in the battle against climate change depends, to a large extent, on what happens in the vast rainforests of Asia, Africa and the Amazon.


Religion features reporting that aims to transcend stereotype and caricature, and to promote deeper understanding on the religious convictions that shape the lives of billions and the fate of nations.


From the gold in our jewelry to the shrimp at our favorite restaurants and the minerals within our electronics, the true cost of production—both social and environmental—too often remains hidden.


Although many countries around the world continue to work to mitigate the historic marginalization of women and girls, they are often disproportionately affected by war, climate change, poverty, industrialization, and global health crises.