ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

How States Are Fighting to Keep Towns From Offering Their Own Broadband

North Carolina and Tennessee are the latest states to side with telecoms, which have long lobbied against allowing cities to become Internet providers.
Reporting on Risky Bond Deals
A Colorblind Constitution: What Abigail Fisher’s Affirmative Action Case Is Really About
Dollars for Docs logo

Has Your Health Professional Received Drug Company Money?

Search by name, by affiliated business or institution, or by city.

Example searches:
Klein, Duke University, Miami

More Stories

Living Apart: How the Government Betrayed a Landmark Civil Rights Law

The authors of the 1968 Fair Housing Act wanted to reverse decades of government-fostered segregation. But presidents from both parties declined to enforce a law that stirred vehement opposition.

California’s Drought Is Part of a Much Bigger Water Crisis. Here’s What You Need to Know

Why do I keep hearing about the California drought, if it's the Colorado River that we're "killing"? The West's water crisis explained.

Alberto Salazar Disputes Allegations — Some of Which Were Never Made

In a lengthy response to stories by ProPublica and the BBC, Salazar addresses the allegations of former athletes and staff that he broke drug rules.

Widespread Problems With Group Home Agency Prompt City to Cut Ties

Boys Town becomes third agency to fail as New York City tries new model for juvenile offenders.

Are You a Vietnam Veteran? Help Us Investigate the Impact of Agent Orange

The U.S. military acknowledges the negative health effects of Agent Orange on Vietnam veterans — but what about their children?

Fraud Still Plagues Medicare Drug Program, Watchdog Finds

Medicare has increased oversight of its prescription drug program but many holes remain, allowing fraud and abuse to proliferate. Questionable practices were found at 1,400 pharmacies, which collectively billed Medicare $2.3 billion in 2014.

Headline Writing With an NYT Guru

Podcast: Kyle Massey on what catches readers’ attention, and why the “paper of record” never would have written, “Headless Body in Topless Bar.”

« Story Archive | or Browse

Major Projects

see all

Insult to Injury

Driven by big business and insurers, states nationwide are dismantling workers’ compensation, slashing benefits to injured workers and making it more difficult for them to get care. Meanwhile employers are paying the lowest rates for workers’ comp insurance since the 1970s.

13 Stories in the Series. Latest:

Injured Worker in ProPublica/NPR Story Testifies Before Illinois Legislature

See entire series

5 Tips for Donating After Disasters

5 Tips for Donating After Disasters

After our investigation of the Red Cross' work in Haiti, readers have repeatedly asked us for tips on giving. Here are a few modest answers.

See entire series

California's Drought Is Part of a Much Bigger Water Crisis. Here's What You Need to Know

California's Drought Is Part of a Much Bigger Water Crisis. Here's What You Need to Know

Why do I keep hearing about the California drought, if it's the Colorado River that we're "killing"? The West's water crisis explained.

See entire series

Widespread Problems With Group Home Agency Prompt City to Cut Ties

Widespread Problems With Group Home Agency Prompt City to Cut Ties

Boys Town becomes third agency to fail as New York City tries new model for juvenile offenders.

See entire series

Losing Ground

Scientists say one of the greatest environmental and economic disasters in the nation’s history—the rapid land loss occurring in the Mississippi Delta—is rushing toward a catastrophic conclusion. ProPublica and The Lens explore why it’s happening and what we’ll all lose if nothing is done to stop it.

1 Stories in the Series. Latest:

Reporting From the Youngest Land in the World

See entire series

Fed Tapes

A confidential report and a fired examiner’s hidden recorder penetrate the cloistered world of Wall Street’s top regulator — and its history of deference to some of the country’s biggest banks.

17 Stories in the Series. Latest:

What We Still Don’t Know About the Fed’s Leak Investigation

See entire series

Firestone and the Warlord

In the first detailed examination of the relationship between Firestone and Liberian warlord Charles Taylor, this ProPublica/Frontline investigation lays bare the role of a global corporation in a brutal African conflict.

14 Stories in the Series. Latest:

Unsolved Killing of American Nuns in Liberia an Open Case Again

See entire series

Unforgiven

The way lenders and collectors pursue consumer debt has undergone an aggressive transformation in America. Collectors today don’t give up easy, often pursuing debts for years. It’s now routine for companies to sue debtors, then seize their wages or the cash in their bank accounts. For many people, these changes have profoundly affected their lives.

13 Stories in the Series. Latest:

Senator to Hospitals: Stop Suing Poor Patients

See entire series