Journalism in the Public Interest



How to Vet Nonprofits Before You Give

Using ProPublica’s Nonprofit Explorer and a charity’s own documents, you can make a more informed giving decision.

The Evolution of Editorial Design and Visual Storytelling

Podcast: Khoi Vinh, principal designer at Adobe and formerly of The New York Times, talks with ProPublica’s design director, David Sleight, about design’s role in the newsroom and beyond.

Death By Lethal Injection: A Reading Guide

Is lethal injection the most humane method of execution? Is there another way? Should we eliminate the death penalty altogether? Here’s some of the best reporting on the practice.

The Color of Debt: How Collection Suits Squeeze Black Neighborhoods

In a first-of-its-kind analysis, ProPublica reveals that the suits are far more common in black communities than white ones.

The Best MuckReads of 2015

Plot Thickens: Pentagon Now Facing More Scrutiny Over $766 Million Task Force

Senators were already questioning why the Defense Department was restricting a government watchdog. Now there are criminal investigations and questions about retaliation against a whistleblower.

State Lawmakers to Investigate Workers’ Comp Opt Out

In response to a ProPublica and NPR investigation, the National Conference of Insurance Legislators said it will look into an effort by some of the biggest names in corporate America to opt out of workers’ comp.

The Painting That Saved My Family From the Holocaust

A frightened young woman left her apartment in Munich in November 1938 and returned with the visa that saved her family. A team of German journalists launched an improbable search to find the missing artwork and tell its story.

How the Gun Control Debate Ignores Black Lives

By failing to talk about the majority of gun murder victims — black men — politicians and advocates are missing the chance to save lives.

When Surgeons Multitask: The Little-Known Practice of Concurrent Surgeries

Podcast: Boston Globe reporters Jenn Abelson and Liz Kowalczyk talk to ProPublica’s Marshall Allen about their investigation into the hospital practice of booking two surgeries at the same time.

The View From Counterterror’s Front Lines

Veteran European law enforcement officials, one of them Muslim, reflect on the roots of the Paris attacks, the tense aftermath and the debate about the effectiveness of counterterror forces.

Who Turned My Blue State Red?

Why poor areas vote for politicians who want to slash the safety net.

Alabama Considers a Step Back From Prosecuting Pregnant Drug Users

A task force studying ways to fix the state’s broken health care system takes aim at a law that criminalizes prenatal drug use.

Brand-Name Drugs Increase Cost But Not Patient Satisfaction

As presidential candidates focus more on drug prices, new data from the website Iodine shows that generics scored highest among users in three popular drug categories. ProPublica has teamed up with Iodine to add user reviews to our Prescriber Checkup tool.

What’s the Evidence Mass Surveillance Works? Not Much

Officials are again pointing to the need for mass surveillance to take down terrorists. Here’s what we know about how well it works.

Trail of Paris Attackers Winds to Terrorism’s Longtime Outpost

As a pre-dawn raid today outside Paris targets suspected mastermind of last week’s attack, his roots point to the shadow Belgium casts over the terror threat in Europe.

Privacy Not Included: Federal Law Lags Behind New Tech

The federal privacy law known as HIPAA doesn’t cover home paternity tests, fitness trackers or health apps. When a Florida woman complained after seeing the paternity test results of thousands of people online, federal regulators told her they didn’t have jurisdiction.

Terror in Paris and Beirut: An ISIS Reading Guide

Our reading guide on ISIS and the recent attacks in Paris and Beirut.

Interview a Vietnam Veteran With ProPublica and StoryCorps

ProPublica has gathered more than 3,400 stories about Agent Orange from Vietnam vets and their loved ones. Now, we're inviting veterans to record those stories with StoryCorps.

New Film, ‘A Day’s Work,’ Highlights Dangers of the Temp Industry

Podcast: ProPublica reporter Michael Grabell talks to Dave DeSario, executive producer of a new documentary about safety hazards in the rapidly growing world of temp work.

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