ProPublica's Red Cross investigation with NPR has been selected as one of six finalists for the Goldsmith Prize.
The series – led by ProPublica reporters Justin Elliott and Jesse Eisinger and NPR correspondent Laura Sullivan – unveiled how the American Red Cross botched its Superstorm Sandy relief effort, diverting key resources away from victims to public relations efforts. The iconic charity was also found to be serially misleading about how it uses donors' money, prompting an inquiry from Sen. Charles Grassley's office.
This is the fifth time ProPublica's reporting has been recognized as a finalist for the award. Past finalists include: Abrahm Lustgarten's series on fracking, A.C. Thompson's reporting on the New Orleans police department, Dafna Linzer and Jennifer LaFleur's in-depth look at presidential pardons and Jake Bernstein and Eisinger's Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation, "The Wall Street Money Machine."
The winner of this year's Goldsmith Prize will be announced in March. More on the award and our fellow finalists here.