ProPublica's Paul Kiel and Joaquin Sapien have been named finalists in this year's Livingston Awards, which honor the most promising journalists under the age of 35. This is the sixth consecutive year ProPublica has been recognized by the judges.
Kiel was named a finalist in the national reporting category for his series, Debt Inc., which examined how the high-cost lending industry preys on unsavvy borrowers. Last year, he was named a Livingston finalist for his reporting on foreclosures.
Sapien, a now four-time Livingston finalist, has been recognized in the local reporting category for his series, "Out of Order," which detailed the various ways New York City prosecutors have abused their power, yet never face any punishment for altering the course of justice.
In total, 10 ProPublica investigations have been named Livingston finalists. And in 2012, ProPublica's Olga Pierce, Jeff Larson and Lois Beckett won our first Livingston Award for their coverage of the redistricting process.
Also, Ryan Gabrielson, a recent ProPublica hire from the Center for Investigative Reporting, has been named a finalist this year for his work on caregiver abuse.
The judges will announce the winners on June 12. Congratulations to all the finalists.