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ProPublica Named Finalists in Journalism Awards for Fairness, Research

ProPublica projects have been recognized as finalists for the Taylor Family Award for Fairness in Journalism, the NIHCM Foundation Research and Journalism Awards, and the Deadline Club Awards.

"An Unbelievable Story of Rape" and "Insult to Injury: America’s Vanishing Worker Protections" are finalists for the Taylor Family Award for Fairness in Journalism, which is administered by Harvard University’s Nieman Foundation. Written by ProPublica’s T. Christian Miller and The Marshall Project’s Ken Armstrong, An Unbelievable Story of Rape is the account of a failed police investigation. Insult to Injury, a joint project by ProPublica’s Michael Grabell and Lena Groeger, and NPR’s Howard Berkes, exposed how state after state has been dismantling America’s workers’ compensation system.

"Insult to Injury" is also a finalist for the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation’s Research and Journalism Awards in the category of print journalism, general circulation.

The Deadline Club announced that ProPublica is a finalist for seven awards in its annual contest honoring the best work by journalists in the New York City area:

  • "Insult to Injury" is a finalist in the categories of business investigative reporting, and public service.

  • "An Unbelievable Story of Rape" is a finalist in newspaper or digital feature reporting.

  • The Color of Debt, an analysis of racial disparities in debt collection lawsuits by Paul Kiel and Annie Waldman, is a finalist in two categories: newspaper or digital beat reporting and minority focus.

  • Devils, Deals and the DEA, David Epstein’s feature on how the DEA brought down one of the most vicious Mexican drug cartels – and the murky aftermath – is a finalist in newspaper or digital enterprise reporting.

  • Surgeon Scorecard, the investigation by Marshall Allen, Olga Pierce, Sisi Wei and Amanda Zamora that lifted the curtain on the complication rates of more than 16,000 surgeons nationwide, is a finalist in the category of science, technology, medical or environmental reporting.

All three awards will be bestowed later this spring.

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