ProPublica Hits 10 Years, $24m Budget

Nonprofit investigative journalism center ProPublica is marking its tenth anniversary with some impressive statistics. The New York City-based newsroom, now with a branch in Chicago, boasts a budget that will near $24 million this year, making it the world's largest investigative reporting nonprofit. The organization is supported primarily by foundations and over 34,000 individual donors. Its budget supports a staff of about 120, making it the largest member organization in GIJN's network.

Source: ProPublica

Posted on: June 11, 2018

ProPublica v. Assange on Neo-Nazi Msgs

ProPublica, the big nonprofit newsroom based in New York, released a story February 23 baring some 250,000 online chat logs of Atomwaffen, a notorious white supremacist group. A member of the group was charged with killing a gay Jewish college student last month, and the chat traffic shows other members cheering the death. In a familiar tirade against the media, WikiLeaks' Julian Assange is blasting ProPublica for "censorious nanny-journalism" for not releasing every chat and claims the dataset is "almost entirely ruined." Really?

Source: ProPublica, @julianassange

Posted on: February 25, 2018

ICIJ and ProPublica Get Pulitzer Prizes

This year's just-announced Pulitzer Prizes are full of great investigative reporting. Notable among the winners is the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and its partners in The Panama Papers, earning ICIJ its first prize (for explanatory reporting on secret offshore accounts). Another GIJN member, ProPublica, was honored with its third Pulitzer, for uncovering abuse of eviction rules by police to oust poor minorities. The Washington Post won for coverage of Donald Trump, while the New York Times won for coverage of Russian dirty tricks in projecting power. 


Posted on: April 10, 2017

2016 Pulitzers Honor Investigative Work

On the 100th anniversary of the award, the Pulitzer Prizes today honored investigative reporting in various categories. Among the 2016 winners: Associated Press for slavery exposure (Public Service); Tampa Bay Times on mental institutions and failing schools (Investigative & Local Reporting); ProPublica & Marshall Project on police and rape (Explanatory Reporting); Joby Warrick for Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS (Book).


Posted on: April 18, 2016

ProPublica Sees $30,000 in Revenue from Data Store

Just five months after opening up its Data Store — which sells some of the big datasets its reporters produce for stories and projects — ProPublica says it’s generated “well over” $30,000 in new revenue. Since they opened up shop in February, more than 500 data sets have been downloaded.

Source: Nieman Lab

Posted on: July 15, 2014

Social Media + Investigative Journalism

ProPublica's social media producer, Blair Hickman, put together this nifty Prezi presentation on Sourcing With Social Media. Includes different approaches to using public networks for investigative projects.

Source: ProPublica

Posted on: March 24, 2013