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Amanda Zamora is senior engagement editor at ProPublica. Previously, she spent more than eight years as a digital producer and editor at The Washington Post, leading the site's election coverage as national digital editor in 2012. She led digital coverage on the metro, foreign and investigative desks before serving as the Post's first social media and engagement editor from 2010 – 2011. Zamora began her journalism career at the Austin American-Statesman as an editorial aide and reporter. In 2009, she helped launch the Huffington Post Investigative Fund, a nonprofit news site based in Washington, D.C. She is also a previous Knight Digital Media Fellow with the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism.


Segregation Now: 60 Years After Brown v. Board

Join us April 17: ProPublica investigates the resegregation of Southern schools 60 years after the Supreme Court outlawed “separate but equal” education.

Journalists: Send ProPublica Your Redaction Classics

The Obama administration’s take on transparency can be rather opaque. Send us your most memorable FOIA documents for our Redaction Classics collection.

Become a ProPublican: Support Journalism in the Public Interest

Make a donation today to join our community in supporting investigative journalism that serves the public interest.

Seven Questions To Ask When Searching for Assisted Living

Where do consumers begin if they’re considering sending a loved one to assisted living? Experts offer tips and resources for evaluating facilities.

HeartSaver: Experimenting with News Games to Tell a Story

HeartSaver, ProPublica's entry into the April 2013 GEN hack day, lets players steer New York City heart attack victims to the closest hospitals.

Play Our Experimental News Game: HeartSaver

HeartSaver is an experiment in news game design, built in two days for the April 2013 GEN Editors' Lab Hackathon. How many lives can you save?

What Obama Probably Won’t Mention (But Should) in His State of the Union

President Obama is expected to focus on the economy, gun control and immigration among other issues during tonight's State of the Union. We've rounded up coverage of topics he likely won't address — but should.

MuckReads, Meet RebelMouse

ProPublica readers can now find our crowd-powered collection of watchdog reporting on Facebook.

Crowdsourcing Campaign Spending: What We Learned From Free the Files

This fall, ProPublica set out to Free the Files, enlisting our readers to help us review political ad files logged with Federal Communications Commission. Here’s how we did it.

Are You a U.S. Military Vet Who Can’t Obtain War Records? Tell Us Your Story

ProPublica is interested in hearing from Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who have had difficulty locating their field records.

Ask Peter Sleeth Anything about Missing Iraq, Afghanistan Field Records (Reddit Chat)

Over the last decade, the U.S. military has destroyed or failed to keep millions of field records from Iraq and Afghanistan. Join reporter Peter Sleeth for a discussion on the missing documents.

Meet the 10 People Leading ProPublica’s Free the Files Effort

All told, 880 people have helped review at least one file as part of our Free the Files initiative. But 10 people led the pack, collectively reviewing half of all the files reviewed.

Dark Money and the 2012 Election: We Need Your Help!

Join ProPublica’s campaign to shine a light on the hidden aspects of campaign finance by chronicling ad spending in Las Vegas, one of the nation’s most heavily blanketed cities.

Have You Experienced Housing Discrimination? Share Your Story

We want to hear from people who have experienced or know of housing discrimination.

Debate Night Snacks: Help ProPublica Take a Bite out Dark Money Spending

Tonight, while Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are preparing their foreign policy talking points for the final presidential debate of the 2012 election, we’ll be joining a group of Ohio volunteers focused on uncovering political spending at home.

Free the Files Tracks $294 Million in TV Ads, With Obama Topping Buyer List

In just two weeks, volunteers for our Free the Files project have liberated information on $294 million in political ad buys.

Free the Files Frequently Asked Questions

Free the Files is a new ProPublica news application tracking political ad filings from television stations in swing markets.

Free the Files Teams Up with Huffington Post to Unlock Political Ads in Swing States

In our ever-expanding quest to Free the Files, ProPublica is teaming up with Huffington Post in Denver, Detroit, Miami and Washington, D.C. to unlock campaign spending.

Free the Files Volunteers Unlock $160 Million in Ad Buys in First Week

In the seven days since werebooted Free The Files, nearly 350 people have “freed” a political ad contract from the Federal Communications Commission database, unlocking more than $160 million in ad spending by 325 groups in more than 30 swing markets.

Free the Files: Help ProPublica Unlock Political Ad Spending

Outside groups are spending millions of dollars hoping to influence political campaigns – but they're hard to track down. Detailed information about spending is locked in documents filed at TV stations across the country. Help us uncover this spending by reviewing documents.
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