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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:

2015

National Award for Education Reporting, Single-Topic News

Heather Vogell and Annie Waldman won first place in the single-topic news or features category of the National Award for Education Reporting for their series on the use of restraints and seclusion in public schools.

National Award for Education Reporting, Beat Reporting

Nikole Hannah-Jones won first place in the beat reporting category of the National Awards for Education Reporting for her in-depth look into the country’s rapidly resegregating schools.

Association of Health Care Journalists Award, Business

Jake Bernstein won third place in the business category of AHCJ’s Award for Excellence in Health Care Journalism for his article “MIA in the War on Cancer: Where Are the Low-Cost Treatments?

Malofiej International Infographics Awards Bronze Medal

Inside the Firewall,” by Sisi Wei, won a bronze medal in the world and nation category of the Malofiej International Infographics Awards.

Malofiej International Infographics Awards Bronze Medal

The Millions New York Coulda Got,” by Lena Groeger and Cezary Podkul, won a bronze medal in the business and finance category of the Malofiej International Infographics Awards.

Malofiej International Infographics Awards Silver Medal

Losing Ground,” by Al Shaw, Brian Jacobs and The Lens’ Bob Marshall, won a silver medal in the environmental category of the Malofiej International Infographics Awards.

Scripps Howard Award Finalist, Radio In-Depth Coverage

The Secret Recordings of Carmen Segarra,” ProPublica reporter Jake Bernstein’s joint project with This American Life offering a rare look inside the New York Fed, was a finalist for the Scripps Howard Award for radio in-depth coverage.

Scripps Howard Award Finalist, Business/Economics Reporting

Unforgiven,” an in-depth look into the relentless tactics companies use to pursue consumer debt in America, was a finalist for a Scripps Howard Award in the business/economics reporting category.

Scripps Howard Award Finalist, Environmental Reporting

Losing Ground,” a yearlong investigation into Louisiana’s rapidly disappearing coastline led by ProPublica’s Al Shaw and Brian Jacobs, with Bob Marshall from The Lens, was a finalist for the Scripps Howard Award in environmental reporting.

Silver Gavel Award Finalist

The American Bar Association named ProPublica’s “Segregation Now” a finalist in its Silver Gavel Awards, honoring outstanding work that fosters the American public’s understanding of law and the legal system.

Society for News Design Award of Excellence

ProPublica’s organizational portfolio won a Society for News Design Award of Excellence.

Society for News Design Award of Excellence

News apps developer Sisi Wei won a Society for News Design Award of Excellence for her individual portfolio.

Society for News Design Award of Excellence

News apps developer Lena Groeger won a Society for News Design Award of Excellence for her individual portfolio.

Society for News Design Award of Excellence

The Millions New York Counties Coulda Got”  won a Society for News Design Award of Excellence in the information graphics, planned coverage, category.

Society for News Design Award of Excellence

Segregation Now: The Resegregation of America’s Schools” won a Society for News Design Award of Excellence in the features, single-subject project, category.

Society for News Design Award of Excellence

A Disappearing Planet” won a Society for News Design Award of Excellence in the Information graphics: Planned coverage category.

Society for News Design Award of Excellence

Where Do the Guns Traced in Your State Come From?” won a Society for News Design Award of Excellence in the Information graphics: Planned coverage category.

Society for News Design Award of Excellence

Comparing 2015 Obamacare Plans”  won a Society for News Design Award of Excellence in the Features: Single-subject project category.

Society for News Design Award of Excellence

The Military is Leaving the Missing Behind” won a Society for News Design Award of Excellence in the Features: Single-subject project category.

Society for News Design Award of Excellence

Treatment Tracker” won a Society for News Design Award of Excellence in two categories: Information graphics: Planned coverage; and Features: Single-subject project.

Society for News Design Award of Excellence

Losing Ground” won a Society for News Design Award of Excellence in three categories: Features: Single-subject project; Use of multimedia; and Information graphics: Planned coverage.

Society for News Design Award of Excellence

Inside the Firewall: Tracking the News That China Blocks” won a Society or News Design Award of Excellence in three categories: Continuous use: Section or topic; Features: Single-subject project; and Information graphics: Planned coverage.

Alliance for Women in Media Award

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.

Society of American Business Editors and Writers Best in Business Finalist, Energy

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.

Society of American Business Editors and Writers Best in Business Finalist, Digital Investigative

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.

Society of American Business Editors and Writers Best in Business Finalist, Digital Commentary

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.

Society For News Design Silver Medal

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.”

Society for News Design Gold Medal

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.”

Goldsmith Prize Finalist

ProPublica’s Red Cross investigation with NPR was selected as one of six finalists for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting.

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.

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