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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:

2014

World Media Summit Global Awards Honorable Mention

Overdose: Use Only as Directed”  won an honorable mention in the New Media Reporting category of the World Media Summit Global Awards for Excellence.

Front Page Award for Reporter of the Year

Julia Angwin was honored with the Front Page Award’s reporter of the year citation for her work on surveillance.

Front Page Award for Online In-Depth Reporting

Megan McCloskey’s “Failing the Fallen” won in the online in-depth reporting category of the Front Page Awards.

Barlett & Steele Gold Award

Michael Grabell’s “Temp Land” series was awarded the gold prize in the Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism.

Online Journalism Award, Al Neuharth Innovation in Investigative Journalism Award

Overdose” won the Al Neuharth Innovation in Investigative Journalism Award in the Online Journalism Awards.

Online Journalism Award for Topical Reporting

ProPublica’s health care coverage won the Online Journalism Award for topical reporting.

Online Journalism Award for Feature Reporting

Segregation Now,” by Nikole Hannah-Jones, won the Online Journalism Award for feature reporting.

Online Journalism Award for Explanatory Reporting

Segregation Now,” by Nikole Hannah-Jones, won the Online Journalism Award for explanatory reporting.

Online Journalism Award for General Excellence

ProPublica’s website won the Online News Association’s General Excellence in Online Journalism Award.

Asian American Journalists Association Multimedia Award

China’s Memory Hole was honored with the Asian American Journalists Association Multimedia Award.

Online Journalism Awards finalist, University of Florida Award in Investigative Data Journalism

The news app “ER Wait Watcher was a finalist for the University of Florida Award in Investigative Data Journalism in the Online Journalism Awards.

Online Journalism Awards finalist, Gannett Foundation Award for Technical Innovation

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.

Online Journalism Awards Finalist, Explanatory Reporting

China’s Memory Hole” was a finalist in the explanatory reporting category of the Online Journalism Awards.

Online Journalism Awards Finalist, Online Commentary

Six Words,” in collaboration with the Race Card Project, was a finalist for an Online Journalism Award in online commentary.

Online Journalism Awards Finalist, Excellence and Innovation in Visual Digital Storytelling

Segregation Now” was a finalist for an Online Journalism Award in excellence and innovation in visual digital storytelling.

Online Journalism Awards Finalist, Topical Reporting

ProPublica’s surveillance coverage, in collaboration with The New York Times, was a finalist for the Online Journalism Awards for topical reporting.

Online Journalism Awards finalist, Al Neuharth Innovation in Investigative Journalism Award

Temp Land” was a finalist for the Al Neuharth Innovation in Investigative Journalism Award in the Online Journalism Awards.

Online Journalism Awards finalist, Knight Award for Public Service

Segregation Now” was a finalist for a Knight Award for Public Service in the Online Journalism Awards.

John Peter and Anna Catherine Zenger Award

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.

Data Journalism Award Jurors’ Choice Award

ProPublica’s News Applications Desk received the Data Journalism Award Jurors’ Choice Award.

Deadline Club Award for Local News Reporting

After the Flood,” by Al Shaw, Theodoric Meyer, Jeff Larson and Christie Thompson, won the Deadline Club’s award for local news reporting.

Deadline Club Award for Minority Focus

Michael Grabell’s “Temp Land” project won the Deadline Club’s minority focus award.

Deadline Club Award for Business Feature

Life and Death in Assisted Living,” by A.C. Thompson and Jonathan Jones, won the Deadline Club’s business feature award.

Deadline Club Award for Digital Innovation

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.”

National Research Center for Women & Families Health Policy Heroes Award

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.”

Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism Finalist

The “Prescriber Checkup” app was a finalist in the online category of the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism.

Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism FInalist

Overdose” was a finalist in the online category of the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism.

Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism Finalist

Paul Kiel was a finalist for the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism in the personal finance category for “Debt Inc.

Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism Finalist

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.

Data Journalism Award finalist, Data-Driven Investigations

China’s Memory Hole” was a finalist in the data-driven investigations category of the Data Journalism Awards.

Data Journalism Award finalist, Data-Driven Investigations

Overdose” was a finalist in the data-driven investigations category of the Data Journalism Awards.

Data Journalism Award finalist, Data-Driven Investigations

Prescriber Checkup” was a finalist in the data-driven investigations category of the Data Journalism Awards.

Data Journalism Award Finalist, Data Stories

ProPublica’s portfolio was a finalist in the data stories category of the Data Journalism Awards.

GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism

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.

Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award for Informational Graphics

After the Flood” graphics, by ProPublica’s Al Shaw and Jeff Larson and WNYC’s Robert Lewis, won the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award for informational graphics.

Investigative Reporters & Editors FOI Award

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.”

Malofiej International Infographics Awards Silver Medal

ProPublica’s overall portfolio won a Malofiej silver medal.

Malofiej International Infographics Awards 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.

Malofiej International Infographics Awards Bronze 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.

Malofiej International Infographics Awards Silver Medal

Lena Groeger, Mike Tigas and Sisi Wei won a Malofiej silver medal for “ER Wait Watcher,” which allows users to look up average ER wait times.

Society for News Design Award of Excellence

Al Shaw’s individual portfolio won an award of excellence from the Society For News Design.

Society for News Design Award of Excellence

The Society For News Design honored ProPublica’s overall portfolio with its award of excellence.

Society for News Design Award of Excellence

Lena Groeger’s individual portfolio won an award of excellence from the Society For News Design.

Society for News Design Award of Excellence

The Society For News Design honored “Where Congress Stands on Guns” with its award of excellence for a features data project.

Society for News Design Award of Excellence

The Society For News Design honored “Overdose: Use Only As Directed” with its award of excellence for a single-story in the features category.

Society for News Design Award of Excellence

The Society For News Design honored “Prescriber Checkup” with its award of excellence for a features data project.

Society for News Design Award of Excellence

The Society For News Design honored “China’s Memory Hole: The Images Erased From Sina Weibo” with its award of excellence for a features data project.

Society for News Design Award of Excellence

The Society For News Design honored “China’s Memory Hole: The Images Erased From Sina Weibo” with its award of excellence for a single-story features project.

American Society of News Editors Punch Sulzberger Award for Online Storytelling

T. Christian Miller and Jeff Gerth’s “Overdose” series, on the dangers of acetaminophen, was a finalist for ASNE’s Punch Sulzberger Award for Online Storytelling.

American Society of News Editors Award for Distinguished Writing on Diversity

Michael Grabell’s “Temp Land” series won ASNE’s award for distinguished writing on diversity.

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