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ProPublica Investigation Wins IRE Award

Winners of the Investigative Reporters and Editors award were announced today and ProPublica was thrilled to be among them. Our “Post Mortem” series, produced along with NPR and PBS “Frontline,” received the IRE’s Large Multiplatform award. 

In honoring the project, the IRE judges noted, “ProPublica, NPR and Frontline showed us death investigations are a patchwork of different systems that bear little resemblance to the work seen on television shows such as ‘CSI.’  Through this revealing multimedia package, we learned death investigations are often flawed and innocent people go to jail or the guilty are allowed to go free. For its hard-driving investigation into this little-understood part of the criminal justice system, IRE honors ‘Death Investigation in America.’“

Twenty different people contributed to the project, which was led by A. C. Thompson for ProPublica. This year reflected a change in the awards process as the IREs grouped entries by the nature of the work itself instead of media type. A full list of the winners can be viewed here.

Congratulations to our partners and all of this year’s winners.

Mike Webb

Mike Webb was the vice president/communications of ProPublica. He is a veteran communications specialist with experience in public relations, marketing, sales and campaign work at media companies, think tanks, political organizations and in the entertainment business.

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