Western North Carolina's population is growing quickly. One reason: climate change. However, this population boom may create greater threats for the brook trout, a climate-sensitive species.
In spite of students' poor performance, the Missouri Virtual Academy and its local partner, a rural Missouri school district in need of money, have seen an increase in enrollment and profit.
Schools all over the world have tried different ways to keep kids learning this school year — and then tried again.
A high school counselor talks about the incredible challenges many of his students are facing due to the pandemic.
Dedicated social workers and public health officials are on the front line of the battle to save babies.
Vaccine trials have excluded the pregnant population, even though women of reproductive age make up a majority of frontline workers.
Two families called 911 to get help for their sons. They didn’t know that they’d be thrusting them into a complex and often brutal system.
Grantees examine the ways the COVID-19 year changed American society.
After denying the existence of discipline records, the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office finally handed over the records of officer misconduct.
Science Senior Correspondent Jon Cohen explains how each of the vaccines can protect us from severe illness.
Immigrants in New York are calling for rent cancellation as a way forward, and moratoriums have only been bandaid solutions.
To be Black and Catholic in Chicago is to live in contradiction, knowing that the same church lionizing local Black heroes may soon close your parish doors.
"The Battle for One" shows a Rust Belt city’s fight to save babies' lives.
Excluding pregnant women from clinical research is intended to protect them, and the developing fetus, from the potential harms of novel drugs. But at what cost?
The Bangor Daily News works to uncover the details of police misconduct at the state level.
Is the institutional church turning its back on the Black community, as one scholar of Black Catholicism claims?
Western North Carolina is home to the largest freshwater trout industry east of the Mississippi. Trout face a complex future that is hotter, wetter, and under stress, threatening a mountain treasure.
Using both theater and journalism, this reporting covers the point of view of a Black teen who was shot by a white police officer.
Tracking The Vaccine follows COVID-19 vaccine distribution across a historically segregated city.
The dying coal industry has left Appalachia with a struggling economy and a legacy of environmental degradation.
A far-reaching depression has gripped many family farmers in America’s Dairyland. With milk prices fluctuating, more and more of Wisconsin's dairy farmers are now struggling with their mental health.
A newsroom providing essential information in a remote area plays a critical role during the pandemic.
A five-article investigative series looks into the longstanding epidemic of preventable deaths in U.S. city and county jails and the alternatives to incarceration that are saving lives instead of taking them.
Out of fear, hope, or desperation, millions of women around the world migrate each year in search of new lives.
Nate Hegyi reports on American Prairie Reserve, a nonprofit building a privately funded wildlife preserve the size of Connecticut in the Great Plains of Montana.
Journalists Stephanie Beasley and Kathleen Flynn traveled to an Arizona border crossing with Mexico where the U.S. government conducted a months-long facial recognition pilot program, scanning 200,000 faces a month.
How do North America's trees fuel Europe's clean energy plans? Journalist Justin Catanoso discusses his reporting on the wood pellet industry in North Carolina and its impact on the environment.
What does it take to produce an international series in multiple locations? Journalist Melanie Saltzman takes us behind-the-scenes of her reporting for PBS NewsHour Weekend’s “Future of Food” series.
After Motel 6 gave the name of an undocumented immigrant to the authorities, his family was torn apart. The Columbian reports from the U.S.-Mexico border, where the family is navigating a life divided.
Journalists Megan O'Toole and Jillian Kestler-D'Amours traveled the length of Canada's Trans Mountain Pipeline to understand its consequences.
Aerial photographer Alex MacLean addresses the impact of sea-level rise, and current strategies to mitigate it, by capturing images of shoreline vulnerability, catastrophic damage, and strategies for resilience along the coast from Maine to Texas.
A Chinese surrogacy agent’s business in southern California has become a one-stop shop for wealthy Chinese couples seeking to hire American surrogates to have their babies.
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.
In Nome, Alaska, a city reckons with a crisis of unaddressed sexual violence, reports Victoria Mckenzie.
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.
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The panelists included experts in the fields of public health, anthropology, and social psychology.
After reporting in an isolated community, Victoria Mckenzie says it meant a lot to have her effort recognized. Entries are being accepted for the 2021 Breakthrough award.
Educators who participated in the Fall 2020 Teacher Fellowship cohort focused on Arts, Journalism, and Justice connected with journalists and educators to write, facilitate, and evaluate units that connected students to underreported news stories and media literacy skills.
Fall 2020 Teacher Fellows in this cohort connected with journalists and other passionate educators to write, facilitate, and evaluate units for 400 students in eight states.
The event was for Black and Latino Chicagoans, who have been hit hardest by the pandemic.
The Pulitzer Center-supported project from the Bangor Daily News investigated law enforcement accountability through records requests and on-the-ground reporting
The fellowship, a collaboration between the Pulitzer Center and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, aims to promote international reporting by Chicago and Midwestern journalists.
Educators are invited to apply for the spring 2021 Pulitzer Center Teacher Fellowship, with tracks for Chicago-based educators and educators nationwide that focus on highlighting stories of migration and justice.
The 2021 legislative session will prioritize reform after a Bangor Daily News series exposed police misconduct and a lack of accountability statewide.
Grantee Victoria Mckenzie discusses the toll of reporting on emotionally fraught issues, and what winning the inaugural Pulitzer Center award meant to her.
The Pulitzer Center education team invites educators to watch this on-demand webinar for a presentation with Dr. Seema Yasmin on navigating reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Students analyze reporting on COVID-19 and historical research on The Black Death to evaluate sources, pandemics, and underreported stories—then imagine underreported stories from The Black Death.
This lesson sharpens literacy skills through analysis of underreported stories. Students interview children around the world about their experiences during the pandemic and make connections.
Students use descriptive statistics to create data visualizations for underreported stories about the impacts COVID-19, then reflect on their graphic journalistically, mathematically, and personally.
Students analyze impacts of the pandemic on different groups of people. They create reports to highlight community members who are helping combat the impacts of COVID-19 in their own communities.
Students evaluate news stories about COVID-19 in the U.S. and reflect on the pandemic's impact in their own communities, then brainstorm in order to create art that inspires hope in their...
Students evaluate underreported news stories and other sources to prepare and conduct debates on pressing issues that matter to them.
Students analyze news stories on the COVID-19 pandemic and practice photojournalism skills to compose photo stories on the impacts of the pandemic and elections in their communities.
In this lesson for ELA classes, students reflect on how identity and community have been affected by COVID-19, and the role of media in times of crisis.
Students analyze news stories about the impacts of COVID-19 throughout the world, make connections to reporting, and compose community maps to document how their communities are impacted by COVID-19.
This conversation-based unit guides students in telling fuller truths about marginalized people's experiences and struggles for justice by centering stories of joy.
Students investigate how governments fund policing and how police use their budgets, and communicate facts and personal perspectives on police funding through digital zines.
This unit focuses on the power of both underreported news stories and poetry to tell a story and get to the emotional core of a justice issue.