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ProPublica finds a side effect of transparency—and is transparent about what it found, Columbia Journalism Review, May 16, 2016

It’s Time for News Organizations to Embrace Creative Commons, Poynter, March 22, 2016

Two rival reporters team up to produce one incredible story, CNN, December 16, 2015

Public Editor: Keep the Flame Lit for Investigative Journalism, New York Times, Dec. 12, 2015

How National News Organizations Can Help Strengthen Local News Networks, Medium, Oct. 28, 2015

Click Here to Become a Source: Crowdsourcing in Journalism Gets a Boost, Inside Philanthropy, Sept. 2, 2015

ProPublica and John Kiriakou to receive freedom of speech awards, Washington Post, Aug. 20, 2015

Richard Tofel on ProPublica’s Mission-Driven Approach to Investigative Reporting, Nieman Reports, May 13, 2015

ProPublica’s Richard Tofel: ‘Our mission is to end abuses of power,’ The Guardian, Jan. 26, 2014

These Journalists Spent Two Years and $750,000 Covering One Story, The Atlantic, Oct. 2, 2013

ProPublica at Five: How the Nonprofit Collaborates, Builds Apps, and Measures Impact, Nieman Journalism Lab, June 10, 2013

How ProPublica Is Redefining the Journalism Industry, Business Insider, March 27, 2013

Tuesday Q&A: Amanda Zamora on Participation Metrics, Deeper Engagement, and Why ProPublica Is Heading to Reddit, Nieman Journalism Lab, March 26, 2013

Staying Alive, American Journalism Review, Sept. 5, 2012

100 great things about America, CNN Money, July 2, 2012

How ProPublica changed investigative reporting, The Guardian, July 2, 2012

In Praise of ProPublica, The Atlantic, May 22, 2012

Making a market: How ProPublica blends news that wins Pulitzers with news that wins followers, Nieman Journalism Lab, Aug. 25, 2011

Scott Klein: News apps don’t just tell a story, they tell your story, WAN-IFRA, Aug. 24, 2011

ProPublica’s outreach a welcome step toward “open-source” journalism, The Online Journalism Review, August 4, 2011

Beyond Data Visualization: How Facebook Could Change Big, Scary Numbers,, July 6, 2011

ProPublica’s newest news app uses education data to get more social, Nieman Journalism Lab, July 1, 2011

With #MuckReads, ProPublica Explores the Social Side of Curation, Nieman Journalism Lab, June 16, 2011

How a ProPublica reporter turned a telemarketing call into an investigative story, Poynter, June 8, 2011

Longform Storytelling in a Short-Attention-Span World, The New York Times’ 6th Floor Blog, March 18, 2011

1,900 copies: How a top-selling Kindle Single is generating new audiences for ProPublica, Nieman Journalism Labs, February 15, 2011

The Scalability of Collaboration: ProPublica partners with five (five!) other outlets for its latest story, Nieman Journalism Labs, October 19, 2010

Paul Steiger - Setting the Truth Free, The Independent, June 17, 2010

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Columbia Journalism Review, April 1, 2010

Interview: Journalism, At Your Service, National Post, March 6, 2010

ProPublica’s Paul Steiger Talks About the Future of Journalism and More!, All Things Digital, Dec. 21, 2009

Amid Newsroom Cutbacks Are ‘Watchdogs’ Still Awake? And Can Outsiders Fill the Gaps?, Editor and Publisher, Oct. 29 2009

One Newspaper, Many Checkbooks, The New York Times, July 19, 2009

Old Guard: At ProPublica, Charity Begins in the Newsroom, Mediaite, July 15, 2009

The Not-For-Profit Panacea, NPR, Feb. 6, 2009

ProPublica: Could the Non-Profit Model Be the Saviour of the Newspaper Industry?, The Editors Weblog, Feb. 6, 2009

ProPublica a Finalist for the 2009 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, Shorenstein Center, Jan. 30, 2009

Shining a Light, On the Media, Aug. 15, 2008

ProPublica a Boost to Watchdogs, Times Union, July 25, 2008

Outside Agitators, Columbia Journalism Review, July 25, 2008

The Human Search Engines, The Guardian, June 30, 2008

Non-Profit Groups Financing Independent Journalism, The News Hour With Jim Lehrer, June 24, 2008

Self-Made Philanthropists, The New York Times Magazine, March 9, 2008

Nonprofit News, American Journalism Review, February/March 2008

Financier Backs Project to Beef Up Investigative Reporting, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Nov. 1, 2007

News Venture Aims to Provide Deep Reporting, NPR: All Things Considered, Oct. 15, 2007

Group Plans to Provide Investigative Journalism, The New York Times, Oct. 15, 2007

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