Recent Stories

Joining Forces in the Name of Watchdog Journalism

Competing news outlets are teaming up on investigative reporting projects that none could manage on their own

Holding Businesses Accountable

While there's no Pulitzer category for business reporting, taking on corporations and financial interests is at the core of many Prize-winning stories

A Century of Pulitzer Journalism Speaking Truth to Power

For 100 years, Pulitzer Prize-winning work has teased out power’s hidden workings and held the powerful to account

From the Curator

Eyes on the Prize

The Pulitzer's greatest achievement over the past 100 years lies not in naming winners, but in setting standards

The Story Behind the First Pulitzer for Jazz

How Wynton Marsalis’s 1997 win moved the Music Pulitzers beyond the classical canon

Accountability Journalism: A Cost-Benefit Analysis

Putting a dollar value on the benefit to society of The Washington Post’s 1999 Pulitzer Prize-winning “Deadly Force” investigation

Books

How Bobby Kennedy in 1968 Turned Skeptical Journalists into Believers

In his new book, Larry Tye explores RFK's transformation from a staunch anti-communist to a liberal icon—and details his relationship with the press along the way

Getting the Most Out of Comments: A Guide for Journalists

Monica Guzman's new API report explores the best ways to build audience—and relevance—by listening to and engaging with readers

Reporting on Islam

With Islam threaded through beats from foreign affairs to crime to education, journalists are stepping up efforts to provide nuanced coverage of Muslims and their religion

Getting Beyond Stereotypes on Israeli TV News

Arabs with Israeli citizenship account for roughly 20 percent of Israel’s population, but comprise just 3 percent of interviewees on leading news shows. Several Israeli non-profits are trying to change that

Cover Story: Covering the Campaign

To Stay Relevant, Newsrooms Rethink Campaign Coverage

Public disaffection and candidates' social media strategies force journalists to innovate beyond the horse race

Watchdog

Reporting on Disability with Sensitivity, not Sensationalism

When people with disabilities are portrayed as only heroes or victims, it's harder to address the issues that affect them