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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

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 ofits digital innovation award for “The Prescribers.”

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 Award for Infographics

ProPublica’s overall portfolio won a Malofiej silver award.

Malofiej Award for Infographics

China’s Memory Hole: The Images Erased From Sina Weibo,” which collected and published images deleted from Sina Weibo, won a Malofiej silver award.

Malofiej Award for Infographics

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 Award for Infographics

Lena Groeger, Mike Tigas and Sisi Wei won a Malofiej silver award 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.

Association of Health Care Journalists Award for Business Reporting

“Life and Death in Assisted Living,” by ProPublica’s A.C. Thompson and freelancer Jonathan Jones, won second place in business reporting in the AHCJ’s Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism.

Association of Health Care Journalists Award for Consumer Reporting

“Life and Death in Assisted Living,” by ProPublica’s A.C. Thompson and freelancer Jonathan Jones, won second place in consumer reporting in the AHCJ’s Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism.

Association of Health Care Journalists Award for Health Policy Reporting

Jeff Gerth and T. Christian Miller’s “Overdose” series won third place in health policy reporting in the AHCJ’s Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism.

Association of Health Care Journalists Award for Consumer Reporting

Jeff Gerth and T. Christian Miller’s “Overdose” series won first place in consumer reporting in the AHCJ’s Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism.

Society of American Business Editors and Writers Best in Business Award, Digital Feature

A.C. Thompson and Jonathan Jones won the SABEW Best in Business Award in the digital feature category for “Life and Death in Assisted Living,” which chronicled the last months of an elderly woman’s life in an assisted-living facility, and the neglect, cover up, and incompetence behind the scenes.

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

Jesse Eisinger won the SABEW Best in Business Award for digital commentary for his “The Trade” columns, appearing both on ProPublica’s site and in The New York Times.

Society of American Business Editors and Writers Best in Business Award, Digital Explanatory

T. Christian Miller and Jeff Gerth won a SABEW Best in Business Award in digital explanatory news for their “Overdose” series on the dangers of acetaminophen.

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

Paul Kiel’s “Debt Inc.”series, on the inner workings of the payday lending industry, was a finalist for the SABEW Best in Business Award in the digital explanatory category.

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

Paul Kiel’s “Debt Inc.”series, on the inner workings of the payday lending industry, was a finalist for the SABEW Best in Business Award in the digital investigative category.

2014 John Jay College/H.F. Guggenheim Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards Runner-Up

ProPublica’s Joaquin Sapien was the runner-up in the series category for his investigation into allegations of prosecutorial misconduct in New York City.

2013

Lovejoy Award

ProPublica’s A.C. Thompson received Colby College’s Lovejoy Award for his reporting on police shootings in New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Online Journalism Award for Planned News/Events

ProPublica’s 2012 election coverage won the planned news events award for work including PAC Track; Free the Files, and Message Machine.

Data Journalism Award Finalist

ProPublica was named a finalist for a Data Journalism Award for a data journalism website for The ProPublica Nerd Blog.

Data Journalism Award Finalist

ProPublica’s Jeff Larson and Nikole Hannah-Jones were named a finalist for a Data Journalism Award for data storytelling for maps showing the Great Migration in housing.

Data Journalism Award Finalist

ProPublica’s Jeff Larson was named a finalist for a Data Journalism Award for data-driven applications for his project Message Machine.

Livingston Award for Young Journalists Finalists

ProPublica’s Lois Beckett and Paul Kiel were finalists for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. Beckett was recognized for her coverage of campaign data and Kiel for his reporting on foreclosures.

Overseas Press Club Joe and Laurie Dine Award for Human Rights Reporting

ProPublica with This American Life and Fundación MEPI won the Overseas Press Club Joe and Laurie Dine Award for Human Rights Reporting for “Finding Oscar: Massacre, Memory and Justice in Guatemala.”

Overseas Press Club Lowell Thomas Award for Radio

ProPublica with This American Life and Fundación MEPI won the Overseas Press Club Lowell Thomas Award for Radio for “What Happened at Dos Erres.”

Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award for Online Investigative Reporting

ProPublica, along with our partners PBS’ Frontline and Marketplace, won the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award for Online Investigative Reporting, affiliated for its reporting on Dark Money.

Honorary Doctor of Laws degree, Columbia University

ProPublica’s Paul Steiger was the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Laws from Columbia University.

Investigative Reporters & Editors Award

ProPublica and our partners at Frontline and Marketplace won the IRE award for multiplatform, large size for our joint “Big Sky, Big Money” project.

Dart Award for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma

ProPublica, This American Life and Fundación MEPI won the Dart Center Award for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma for our joint “Finding Oscar” and “What Happened at Dos Erres” investigation.

Deadline Club Award Finalist for Reporting by Independent Digital Media

ProPublica’s Kim Barker and Justin Elliott were finalists for the Deadline Club Award for Independent Digital Media for their series on dark money.

Deadline Club Award Finalist for Minority Focus

ProPublica’s Nikole Hannah-Jones was a finalist for the Deadline Club Award for Minority Focus for her series on fair housing in America.

Deadline Club Award Finalist for Enterprise Reporting

Sheri Fink was a finalist for the Deadline Club Award in Digital Enterprise Reporting for her report, “In Hurricane’s Wake, Decisions Not to Evacuate Hospitals Raise Questions.”

Robin Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting, Honorable Mention

ProPublica’s Kim Barker, Justin Elliott, Olga Pierce and Theodoric Meyer received an honorable mention from the Robin Toner Prize for their series of work on dark money.

Peabody Award

ProPublica, This American Life and Fundación MEPI were honored with a Peabody Award for our joint “What Happened at Dos Erres” and “Finding Oscar” project.

American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award Finalist

ProPublica and Frontline were finalists for the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award for their work on “The Real CSI.”

Malofiej International Infographics Awards Best Map Online and Silver Medal

ProPublica won two Malofiej International Infographics Awards for our open-source font, StateFace.

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