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.
Systems and Safety
After denying the existence of discipline records, the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office finally handed over the records of officer misconduct.
Immigrants in New York are calling for rent cancellation as a way forward, and moratoriums have only been bandaid solutions.
The Bangor Daily News asserts that redactions in the records defy Maine’s public disclosure law.
The 30-minute one-act play features a black 16-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer.
Gloria J. Browne-Marshall writes a play to tell the truth about the disparities in treatment within America’s criminal justice system.
Grantee Sky Chadde discusses reporting on one of the largest COVID-19 outbreaks at a meatpacking plant in the country — Triumph Foods in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Valerie Nichols lived in the St. Louis neighborhood where she was raised and gave back until she was physically unable. Her work helped keep residents living in 675 low-income apartments safe.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted film festivals and similar events across the globe. Fortunately, many festivals adapted and held hybrid events or online screenings for movie goers.
For Hong Kong activists now in exile, a year of dissent and despair has left emotional wounds they may carry for years.
One woman’s story of escape comes amid a spike in abuse-related murders during the pandemic.
Jorge Dominguez was a U.S. citizen kidnapped in Mexico by the military. Did the U.S. government do anything to find him?
The Bangor Daily News works to uncover the details of police misconduct at the state level.
Using both theater and journalism, this reporting covers the point of view of a Black teen who was shot by a white police officer.
Presented as a panacea to insecurity in urban areas, Local Defense Unit (LDU) soldiers in Uganda were at the forefront of human rights abuses during the implementation of coronavirus curfews and restrictions.
An increasing amount of information about the U.S. troop and weapon withdrawal from Afghanistan is being classified. With little clarity on exact numbers, asking questions is more important than ever.
What stays behind after Hong Kong's year-long democracy movement?
Why do tens of thousands of women leave Ethiopia to work in the Middle East as domestic help? What happens when they return home traumatized and in need of mental health care?
True-life narratives of incarcerated women and groundbreaking unique nationwide data show the ways in which trauma and structural inequalities result in the punishment of the most marginalized.
This five-part series will capture the impact and experiences of incarceration in India — the extreme living conditions, lack of medical care and legal support, and violence within the system.
This project will use data-driven storytelling to interpret the impact of interventions like masking and projections of the future spread of Covid-19.
Who was left behind in the recent Ramos vs. State of Louisiana Supreme Court decision?
Shelters-in-place are a perfect storm for the most underreported crimes to spike and go undetected. Natasha Senjanovic examines COVID's consequences in one of America's deadliest states for women.
In the last twenty years, according to the U.S. Border Patrol, roughly 8,000 migrants have died in on the border while trying to get into this country. This is the story of one of them.
Wisconsin National Guard members overseeing the training of Ukrainian armed forces proved reluctant characters in the impeachment case against President Donald Trump.
Tigers, elephants, and other large, charismatic animals are much beloved in the west but, as Pulitzer Center grantee Rachel Nuwer explains, they pose a dire threat to the livelihoods and lives of people who must live with them on a daily basis.
“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.
Author and journalist Christopher de Bellaigue reports on assisted dying and euthanasia practices in North America and Europe.
Meet journalist Lauren-Brooke Eisen, who reported on private-public prison initiatives in New Zealand and Australia aimed at reducing recidivism.
Meet journalist Anna Filipova, who is examining how melting permafrost in the northernmost village in Greenland affects the residents' lives.
Old buildings in Havana sometimes collapse without warning, killing or injuring their occupants. Journalist Katherine Lewin discusses the crisis. She traveled to Cuba with journalist Tracey Eaton.
In 1960, about 100,000 turkeys in England suddenly died. Could grain contamination be the cause? Roxanne Scott explores how Nigerian farmers are planning to recover from aflatoxin contamination.
New Zealanders are now the largest group inside Australian immigration detention centers. Journalist Sylvia Varnham O'Regan discusses her reporting on this increasingly divisive issue.
Every aging society faces distinct challenges. But Japan has been dealing with one it didn’t foresee: senior crime.
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.
The Pulitzer Center-supported project from the Bangor Daily News investigated law enforcement accountability through records requests and on-the-ground reporting
The 2021 legislative session will prioritize reform after a Bangor Daily News series exposed police misconduct and a lack of accountability statewide.
Joanne Cavanaugh Simpson speaks to St. Louis Public Radio about her reporting on surveillance, policing, and civil rights.
WBEZ reporter Natalie Y. Moore will travel to Finland to report on the country’s “open prison” system, criminal justice reform, and relationship with immigrants.
Grantee Sarah Shourd spoke to the Global Investigative Journalism Network about adapting her play The BOX for an online audience
Journalists, a poet laureate, and an attorney and activist discussed “Disappearing Daughters,” which combines journalism and poetry to tell the story of women’s resistance to gender-based violence.
The award-winning article documented the World Health Organization’s response to the Ebola outbreak in a volatile region of the Congo.
Grantee Emily Fishbein discusses the challenges and strategies behind reporting on Myanmar remotely during the pandemic.
The interactive project explores the pervasive issue of femicide—"violence against women because they are women"—in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.
Pulitzer grantee Ejiro Umukoro has spent the lockdown reporting on Nigeria’s shadow pandemic of violence against women and children.
Journalist considers her "Battle to the Ballot Box" project, the inspiration behind her reporting, and her future stories.
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.
This resource includes quotes, key terms/names/historical events, and guiding questions for each of over 30 essays and creative works that compose The 1619 Project.
In this lesson, students explore the concept of triage in Missouri's public defender system, and more broadly across the United States.
Students evaluate how climate change is impacting the land, people and wildlife on Cape Cod through close reading of the article "At the Edge of a Warming World" from The Boston Globe.
In this 30-45 minute lesson, students evaluate how a photojournalist composes portraits of elderly women in Japanese prisons using details from interviews.
Students will use information from a multimedia story to examine and debate different strategies for combating mosquito-transmitted illnesses.
In this lesson, students listen to a journalist discuss their reporting and then write a commentary. Students were expected to ask questions, take plenty of notes, and come up with a thesis...
After reading Erik Vance's The Science Behind Miracles, students discuss what it means to have a “limitless” world and whether or not science has anything to do with achieving the impossible.
This unit asks middle school students to explore the varying roles beliefs play in people's lives through the lenses of world religions, science, and social relationships.
The following lesson plan explores the concept of suggestibility through taste tests and discussion. Students will learn about the role suggestibility plays in various aspects of their lives.
This lesson was designed for high school or college science courses. Students will conduct an experiment and discuss the historic and current role of hypnosis in the medical landscape.
Students investigate educational resources using diverse media in order to understand how journalists use various mediums to tell different accounts of Ukraine's internally displaced persons.