Awards and Honors
ProPublica was awarded the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting and a 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting and a Peabody Award (the highest honor in broadcast journalism) in 2013. These are just three of a number of honors of which we’re very proud, all received since we began publishing in June 2008. Here is a chronological list:
ProPublica and NPR’s investigation of the military’s efforts to identify the bodies of missing soldiers was named the winner of the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation’s Gracie Award for outstanding investigative program or feature.
Abrahm Lustgarten was named a finalist in the SABEW’s Best in Business competition’s energy category for his reporting on the royalty payment practices of a leading oil and gas company.
“Unforgiven,” a series on the burden of consumer debt by ProPublica’s Paul Kiel and NPR’s Chris Arnold, was named a finalist in SABEW’s Best in Business competition in the digital investigative category.
SABEW’s Best in Business competition named Jesse Eisinger the sole finalist in the Division 1 digital commentary category for smaller outlets for his coverage of Wall Street in “The Trade,” a biweekly column also published in The New York Times.
ProPublica’s “Treatment Tracker” won a silver medal in the information graphics, planned coverage, category of the Society For News Design’s “Best of Digital Design Competition.”
“Losing Ground,” a collaboration between ProPublica and The Lens, won a gold medal in the Society For News Design’s “Best of Digital Design Competition.”
ProPublica’s Red Cross investigation with NPR was selected as one of six finalists for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting.
“Overdose: Use Only as Directed” won an honorable mention in the New Media Reporting category of the World Media Summit Global Awards for Excellence.
Julia Angwin was honored with the Front Page Award’s reporter of the year citation for her work on surveillance.
Megan McCloskey’s “Failing the Fallen” won in the online in-depth reporting category of the Front Page Awards.
Michael Grabell’s “Temp Land” series was awarded the gold prize in the Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism.
“Overdose” won the Al Neuharth Innovation in Investigative Journalism Award in the Online Journalism Awards.
ProPublica’s health care coverage won the Online Journalism Award for topical reporting.
“Segregation Now,” by Nikole Hannah-Jones, won the Online Journalism Award for feature reporting.
“Segregation Now,” by Nikole Hannah-Jones, won the Online Journalism Award for explanatory reporting.
ProPublica’s website won the Online News Association’s General Excellence in Online Journalism Award.
“China’s Memory Hole was honored with the Asian American Journalists Association Multimedia Award.
The news app “ER Wait Watcher was a finalist for the University of Florida Award in Investigative Data Journalism in the Online Journalism Awards.
Tabula—a free tool for liberating data tables in PDF files and a collaboration between ProPublica, Mozilla OpenNews and La Nacion of Argentina—was a finalist for a Gannett Foundation Award for Technical Innovation in the Service of Digital Journalism in the Online Journalism Awards.
“China’s Memory Hole” was a finalist in the explanatory reporting category of the Online Journalism Awards.
“Six Words,” in collaboration with the Race Card Project, was a finalist for an Online Journalism Award in online commentary.
“Segregation Now” was a finalist for an Online Journalism Award in excellence and innovation in visual digital storytelling.
ProPublica’s surveillance coverage, in collaboration with The New York Times, was a finalist for the Online Journalism Awards for topical reporting.
“Temp Land” was a finalist for the Al Neuharth Innovation in Investigative Journalism Award in the Online Journalism Awards.
“Segregation Now” was a finalist for a Knight Award for Public Service in the Online Journalism Awards.
Paul Steiger, executive chairman of ProPublica’s board of directors, received the John Peter and Anna Catherine Zenger Award from the University of Arizona School of Journalism.
ProPublica’s News Applications Desk received the Data Journalism Award Jurors’ Choice Award.
“After the Flood,” by Al Shaw, Theodoric Meyer, Jeff Larson and Christie Thompson, won the Deadline Club’s award for local news reporting.
Michael Grabell’s “Temp Land” project won the Deadline Club’s minority focus award.
“Life and Death in Assisted Living,” by A.C. Thompson and Jonathan Jones, won the Deadline Club’s business feature award.
The Deadline Club named Tracy Weber, Charles Ornstein, Jennifer LaFleur, Jeff Larson and Lena Groeger the winners of its digital innovation award for “The Prescribers.”
Charles Ornstein and Tracy Weber were honored as health policy heroes by the National Research Center for Women & Families for their work on “The Prescribers.”
The “Prescriber Checkup” app was a finalist in the online category of the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism.
“Overdose” was a finalist in the online category of the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism.
Paul Kiel was a finalist for the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism in the personal finance category for “Debt Inc.”
ProPublica was an investigative reporting finalist for the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism for “Life and Death in Assisted Living,” in partnership with Frontline.
“China’s Memory Hole” was a finalist in the data-driven investigations category of the Data Journalism Awards.
“Overdose” was a finalist in the data-driven investigations category of the Data Journalism Awards.
“Prescriber Checkup” was a finalist in the data-driven investigations category of the Data Journalism Awards.
ProPublica’s portfolio was a finalist in the data stories category of the Data Journalism Awards.
Sergio Hernandez won the GLAAD Media Award for outstanding digital journalism for his article “Sex, Lies and HIV: When What You Don’t Tell Your Partner Is a Crime,” published in partnership with Buzzfeed.
Investigative Reporters & Editors named Tracy Weber, Charles Ornstein, Jennifer LaFleur, Jeff Larson and Lena Groeger the winners of its 2013 FOI Award, its highest watchdog journalism honor, for “The Prescribers.”
ProPublica’s overall portfolio won a Malofiej silver medal.
“China’s Memory Hole: The Images Erased From Sina Weibo,” which collected and published images deleted from Sina Weibo, won a Malofiej silver medal.
“Prescriber Checkup,” which uses Medicare data to help patients track and compare doctors’ prescribing habits, won a Malofiej bronze medal for Jeff Larson, Jennifer LaFleur, Charles Ornstein, Tracy Weber and Lena Groeger.
Al Shaw’s individual portfolio won an award of excellence from the Society For News Design.
The Society For News Design honored ProPublica’s overall portfolio with its award of excellence.
Lena Groeger’s individual portfolio won an award of excellence from the Society For News Design.
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