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Krista Kjellman Schmidt

Krista Kjellman Schmidt was deputy editor of news applications at ProPublica. Her work has been honored with the Online News Association’s Gannett Foundation Award for Innovative Investigative Journalism, the Overseas Press Club’s general excellence award for online news coverage, the Online News Association’s general excellence award and an IRE Award. Before joining ProPublica, Krista was an associate producer in the investigative unit of ABC News for almost three years. The Blotter, the investigative unit’s webpage on which she played a key role, was honored with the Online News Association Award for investigative journalism, a George Foster Peabody Award and an IRE Award during that period.


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Graphic: How to Fit 17 People in a Minivan

Map: Lenders Line up on Victory Drive

Where Does the Workers’ Money Go?

State-by-State: Underground Injection Wells

Through the Freedom of Information Act, ProPublica collected annual state regulatory summaries for the underground injection of waste that were submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency between late 2007 and late 2010.

The Faces of Dos Erres

Timeline: The Dos Erres Massacre and the Hunt for Oscar

Slideshow: Oscar’s Story

Document Dive: Politicians and Pardons

Parsing Presidential Pardons

Timeline: A History of Pardons

This Week’s Top MuckReads: Soldiers’ Suicides, Big Bailouts and More …

This week's top 10 must-read stories from MuckReads, ProPublica's ongoing collection of the best watchdog journalism.

Document Timeline: The Case of Ernie Lopez

Explore the events leading up to and following the conviction of Ernie Lopez. All events are based on medical, law enforcement and court records.

Timeline: How One Blast Affected Five Soldiers

Autopsies in the U.S.A.

ProPublica, in partnership with PBS "Frontline" and NPR, surveyed almost 70 of the largest coroner and medical examiner systems in the U.S.