Region

North America

Western North Carolina, Climate Refuge?

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.

The Battle for One

Dedicated social workers and public health officials are on the front line of the battle to save babies.

Black, Catholic, and Conflicted

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

"The Battle for One" shows a Rust Belt city’s fight to save babies' lives.

Depression in Dairyland

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.

The People's Newspaper

A newsroom providing essential information in a remote area plays a critical role during the pandemic.

Dying for Justice in America's Jails

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.

Women on the Move

Out of fear, hope, or desperation, millions of women around the world migrate each year in search of new lives.

Behind the Story: The Future of Food

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.

Meet the Journalist: Jessica Prokop

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.

Meet the Journalist: Alex MacLean

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.

Meet the Journalist: Leslie Tai

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.

Pandemic: A Child’s Perspective

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.

Community and Civic Participation

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...

Identity in the Time of COVID-19

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.

Believeland: Responses to the Pandemic

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.

Investigating Police Budgets

Students investigate how governments fund policing and how police use their budgets, and communicate facts and personal perspectives on police funding through digital zines.