20 Jun 2019 - 09 Mar 2022
Bringing Stories Home
Bringing Stories Home is the Pulitzer Center's initiative designed to help U.S. newsrooms cover the big, underreported stories that affect us all—and through education and other outreach promote the public engagement that is essential if our democracy is to thrive.
News outlets eligible for participation in Bringing Stories Home include all those serving U.S. cities in which population ranks 21st or lower. The Pulitzer Center is already actively working with partner outlets in many such cities, from Louisville to Tucson to St. Louis. Bringing Stories Home represents a major investment in local news, providing resources to cover stories that might not otherwise get told.
Support for Bringing Stories Home is provided in part by an unrestricted endowment gift from the Facebook Journalism Project. Support for reporting projects also comes from the Omidyar Network, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the MacArthur Foundation, Humanity United, and other generous donors to the Pulitzer Center.
Executive Editor Indira Lakshmanan speaks with Daniel Green at Journalism.Co.UK about the Pulitzer Center's 'Bringing Stories Home' initiative and the importance of bringing global stories to local audiences.
LUCIA WALINCHUS, SAMANTHA RAUDINS, ASHTON NICHOLS, AND CHEN CHANG
When Palmer Square, LLC recently wanted to sell their apartment building, they went through all the usual hoops that most homeowners are familiar with. But selling the property outright would have cost $65,000 in conveyance fee taxes, and annual property tax would bump up an additional $309,000 dollars per year.
In the last installment of the series, Zahra Ahmad reflects on her personal journey and what family history has taught her.
In the fourth part of the series, Zahra Ahmad pays her respects at her grandfather's grave and visits the tomb of Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib.
In the third part of the series, Zahra Ahmad visits the ruins of ancient Babylon—and an abandoned castle that once belonged to Saddam Hussein.
In the second part of the series, Zahra Ahmad looks at what it means to be a woman in Iraq.
“We will illuminate dark places and, with a deep sense of responsibility, interpret these troubled times.”
—Joseph Pulitzer III (1913-1993)