Journalism in the Public Interest



Transcript: How Not to Handle a Rape Investigation

ProPublica, The Marshall Project, and Joanne Archambault of the nonprofit End Violence Against Women discussed the pitfalls and best practices of sex crimes investigations.

An Unbelievable Story of Rape

An 18-year-old said she was attacked at knifepoint. Then she said she made it up. That’s where our story begins.

How We Reported ‘An Unbelievable Story of Rape’

The reporting by ProPublica and The Marshall Project spanned several months and involved numerous interviews, a review of previously undisclosed law enforcement records and exchanges with experts on investigating rape.

Kids Get Hurt at Residential Schools While States Look On

Some residential programs for kids have settled on better ways to handle children. But the best practices are almost entirely self-imposed.

The Making of a Narco-terrorist

Five criminals in far-flung parts of the world, five D.E.A. sting operations, five dubious links between drugs and terror. Here’s how narco-terrorism cases are made.

Fact-Checking the Debate on Encryption

The existence of coded communications is a reality and the U.S. may not be able to do much about it.

The FBI Checked the Wrong Box and a Woman Ended Up on the Terrorism Watch List For Years

As questions swirl around U.S. efforts to keep people with terrorism ties from entering the country, the story of Rahinah Ibrahim is a cautionary tale.

Patient Safety Voices Advice

More than 1 million patients suffer harm each year in U.S. health care facilities. Often, their harm isn’t acknowledged even as they live with the consequences. ProPublica set out to capture their stories. Here is what we learned.

Help Report on The American Red Cross In Your Community

If you've worked for the Red Cross, or received assistance from the organization, we'd like to talk to you.

The Corporate Takeover of the Red Cross

Red Cross CEO Gail McGovern, who was hired to revitalize the charity, has cut hundreds of chapters and thousands of employees.

Coming Soon: An Unbelievable Story of Rape

On December 16, ProPublica and The Marshall Project publish the latest in our yearlong examination of how police investigate rape in America. Sign up for our major investigations email to get this story delivered to your inbox.

School Restraints, Narco-Terror Stings and More in MuckReads Weekly

Some of the best #MuckReads we read this week. Want to receive these by email? Sign up to get this briefing delivered to your inbox every weekend.

What Happened to Adam

It took one mother seven years to learn that the for-profit school she trusted with her son had strapped him down again and again, one time after not picking up his Legos.

Tyson Foods’ Secret Recipe for Carving Up Workers’ Comp

Over the past 25 years, the giant meatpacking company has taken a lead in pushing for changes in workers’ comp in state after state — often to the detriment of workers.


While evidence of abuse of the disabled has piled up for decades, one for-profit company has used its deep pockets and influence to bully weak regulators and evade accountability

Celebrities’ Medical Records Tempt Hospital Workers to Snoop

Snooping on celebrities has been a bane for health systems around the country for years. Here's a partial list of high-profile breaches and the consequences that accompanied them.

Small-Scale Violations of Medical Privacy Often Cause the Most Harm

Breaches that expose the health details of just a patient or two are proliferating nationwide. Regulators focus on larger privacy violations and rarely take action on small ones, despite the harm.

NYC Bill Targets Landlords Who Get Tax Breaks, Duck Rent Limits

City Council members propose inventory system and fines for landlords after ProPublica reports that 50,000 apartments aren’t registered for rent regulation as required.

Supreme Court Back in Session on Race and America’s Classrooms

With the Supreme Court today rehearing an important affirmative action case, we resurface ProPublica’s noteworthy take on Fisher v. University of Texas.

Jason Leopold vs. the United States

In a special live ProPublica podcast, VICE News reporter Jason Leopold shares tips for prying loose classified government documents using the Freedom of Information Act.

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