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. 

Source: Pulitzer.org

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).

Source: Pulitzer.org

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