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Minhee Cho

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Minhee is ProPublica’s first Communications Manager. She joined the staff in January 2011 after holding two post-graduate internships at Coburn Communications, a boutique PR firm in Times Square, and the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) with over 40 chapters across the country. She graduated in May 2010 with a dual degree in public relations and policy studies from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.


Podcast: Dispatches from Freedom Summer

ProPublica's Nikole Hannah-Jones shares the backstory to her personal essay, "Ghosts of Greenwood," and why she chose to highlight the city's violent past.

Podcast: What Design Can Do for Investigative Journalism

ProPublica's new design director, David Sleight, discusses what he plans to bring to our deep-dive investigations.

Podcast: Restraints and Seclusion in Public Schools

ProPublica's Heather Vogell and Eric Umansky discuss how a lack of federal regulation allows public schools to physically restrain children or isolate them in rooms against their will – even in non-emergency situations.

Podcast: The ‘Arms Race’ to Hyperspecialize in Youth Sports

ProPublica's David Epstein explains how kids who specialize in one sport are more likely to experience serious injuries, early burn-out and a lower level of athletic success.

Podcast: Gun Violence in America

ProPublica reporter Lois Beckett examines how gun violence research has become the “political third rail” – leaving us in the dark on some of the most basic facts about gun injuries in America.

ProPublica Finalists Named in Business and Data Journalism Awards

Podcast: Resegregation, 60 Years Later

As the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board approaches, ProPublica’s Nikole Hannah-Jones details how schools are quietly resegregating, not just in the South but across the country.

Two ProPublica Reporters Named Livingston Award Finalists

ProPublica Named a Finalist for 7 Deadline Club Awards

ProPublica’s ‘The Prescribers’ Wins IRE Award

ProPublica Wins ASNE Award for Distinguished Writing on Diversity

Podcast: The Military’s Slow and Backward Approach to Identifying MIAs

The Pentagon spends roughly $100 million a year to identify service members “missing in action” from World War II and other conflicts, but the effort has proven incredibly slow and inefficient, ProPublica’s Megan McCloskey found.

Podcast: The Winners (and Losers) of College Financial Aid

Universities have become increasingly strategic about how they use their financial aid, but who they’re awarding money to and for what remains unclear. Marian Wang and Eric Umansky discuss the information imbalance at the center of the admissions and financial-aid process.

Podcast: The Medical Arms Race

ProPublica’s Charles Ornstein and Steve Engelberg discuss how a peculiar ad for the da Vinci robot offers a glimpse into the hardball world of marketing medical devices.

Podcast: ‘The Tyson Situation’

ProPublica's David Epstein and Steve Engelberg discuss how a growing number of premier athletes are turning to questionable health practitioners in a race to stay on top.

Podcast: What Your Smartphone Might Be Telling the NSA About You

ProPublica’s Jeff Larson and Steve Engelberg discuss how “leaky apps” – like Google Maps, Facebook and Angry Birds – are allowing the NSA and its British counterpart to access your personal data.

Podcast: Outsourcing Labor, Injuries to the Growing Temp Industry

ProPublica’s Michael Grabell and Steve Engelberg talk about how the temp industry is one of the fastest growing job sectors in the U.S. – and also one of the more dangerous.

Investigation Into Etan Patz Case Now Available as Kindle Single

The story of Etan Patz, missing since 1979, frustrated police for more decades until a much-heralded breakthrough in 2012. With a trial set for this spring, ProPublica is offering a Kindle single version of its in-depth look at the case -- or lack thereof -- against the man accused of killing him.

Podcast: How a $1,000 Loan Ballooned into a $40,000 Debt

ProPublica’s Paul Kiel and Steve Engelberg discuss how high-cost lenders are exploiting laws to sue tens of thousands of Americans every year.

ProPublica’s Nikole Hannah-Jones Wins Sidney Award

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