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Nicole Collins Bronzan

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Nicole Collins Bronzan is the director of communications at ProPublica. Before her career in PR, she was an assistant Metro editor at the New York Times, handling everything from breaking news to investigative series to online-only features. In her most recent post, as communications director of Freedom to Marry, she led the charge to elevate compelling stories in the fight for marriage equality through story and op-ed placements, events and partnerships.

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Podcast: The (Tax) Industry Behind the Outrage

People "opposed" to return-free tax filing are speaking out with letters and op-eds from industry players, and some of them don't even know it.

New York Times Reporter Ginger Thompson to Join ProPublica

In her 15 years at The Times, Thompson has written on topics ranging from the secret role of the U.S. government in Mexico’s drug war to the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti. She was also part of a team of reporters on the Pulitzer Prize winning series “How Race is Lived in America.”

MuckReads Podcast: Jim Dwyer on False Convictions

Beat reporting meets high-tech publishing in a new book exploring the science of everyday mistakes that become grave errors in the criminal justice system. Joaquin Sapien hosts.

Coming Monday: Revamped Podcast Launches With Guest Jim Dwyer

Behind-the-scenes takes with our reporters, relevant Q&As with experts, spirited roundtable discussions of the biggest headlines, and, of course, more of the MuckReads we love so well.

News Apps Team Takes Home 4 Malofiej Awards for Infographics

Accolades for our overall portfolio and tools on ER wait times, prescribing habits and censorship in China.

Podcast: The Hidden Power of Dark Money

Kim Barker and Theo Meyer discuss the increasingly shadowy world of political spending, the power of the Koch brothers’ network, and what to expect in midterm races.

ProPublica Wins Awards of Excellence in Society for News Design Contest

Honors for work on Sina Weibo, congressional votes on guns, doctors' prescribing habits, and the dangers of acetaminophen.

Podcast: Reporting on Plane Crashes

With Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the news, Steve Engelberg and Joe Sexton discuss the difficulties of reporting on the ever-shifting landscape of plane crashes.

Multiple Honors for ProPublica in Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism

Accolades for Jeff Gerth and T. Christian Miller’s “Overdose” series and “Life and Death in Assisted Living,” by A.C. Thompson and Jonathan Jones.

ProPublica Business Coverage Wins 5 Honors in SABEW Contest

Recognition for in-depth coverage of Wall St., the dangers of acetaminophen, the assisted-living industry, and the shadowy world of payday lending.

ProPublica Wins MacArthur Foundation Award

A grant recognizing creativity and impact, one of only seven awarded this year, will add to ProPublica's reserve and lay the groundwork for an expansion of its investigative newsroom.

ProPublica Hires Reporters Ryan Gabrielson and Heather Vogell

ProPublica announced today that Heather Vogell and Ryan Gabrielson will soon join its staff as reporters, the first hires in a small wave of planned expansion.

Podcast: The Etan Patz Case

ProPublica’s Joaquin Sapien and Steve Engelberg discuss the dubious case against Pedro Hernandez in the high-profile disappearance of Etan Patz in 1979.

ProPublica’s Prescriber Series Wins Top Philip Meyer Award

The project analyzed hard-won government data and found that Medicare’s abject failure to oversee its prescription drug program had led to billions of dollars of waste on needlessly expensive drugs, opened the door to rampant fraud, and allowed doctors to administer inappropriate medications.

Muckreads Podcast: ‘The Bully Pulpit’ With Doris Kearns Goodwin

ProPublica’s Stephen Engelberg talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin about her new book, “The Bully Pulpit," centered on 2 presidents, the sweeping reform efforts of the Progressive Era, and the rise of "muckraking" journalism.

How You Can Use Our ER Wait Watcher App

Our new ER Wait Watcher is a valuable tool not just for potential patients, but also for other journalists. Check out the features you can use to tell your local story.

Podcast: Spying with Avatars

American and British spies have infiltrated online fantasy games, thinking they are ripe for use by militants. Justin Elliott joins Stephen Engelberg in the Storage Closet Studio this week to talk about avatars, spies, and the punchline-inspiring intersection of the two.

Podcast: Millions Wasted on Brand-Name Drugs in Medicare

Steve Engelberg talks with Charlie Ornstein and Tracy Weber about the latest piece in their yearlong investigation of Medicare Part D, finding that a small sliver of prescribers is costing the system $300 million.

ProPublica Motion Seeks Release of Court Rulings on NSA Spying

Following its reporting on NSA spying, ProPublica filed a motion today in Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court seeking the release of various court opinions that provide the judicial rationale for the federal government's secret collection of telephone metadata.

A.C. Thompson Receives Lovejoy Award

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