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Awards and Honors

ProPublica was awarded the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for public service, the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting, the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting, a 2010 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting, two Emmy Awards in 2015 and a Peabody Award in 2013. These are just seven of a number of honors of which we’re very proud, all received since we began publishing in June 2008. Here is a chronological list:

2012

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a Newsmagazine

ProPublica and its partner PBS Frontline were nominated for an Emmy Award for for Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a Newsmagazine for “Child Cases.”

Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism on Children and Families, Runner-up

The “Death Investigation in America” series by ProPublica, NPR and PBS Frontline was named a runner-up in the audio category of the 2012 Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism on Children and Families.

Mirror Award for Best In-Depth/Enterprise Reporting

Peter Maass was awarded the 2012 Mirror Award for Best In-Depth/Enterprise Reporting for his story on the toppling of the Saddam statue in Firdos Square.

Livingston Award for Young Journalists

ProPublica’s Olga Pierce, Jeff Larson and Lois Beckett were awarded the 2012 Livingston Award for Young Journalists for their redistricting series.

Deadline Club Award for Beat Reporting

ProPublica’s A.C. Thompson, Chisun Lee, Mosi Secret, Marshall Allen and Krista Kjellman Schmidt were awarded the 2012 Deadline Club Award for Digital Beat Reporting for their “Death Investigation in America” series.

National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence Finalist

ProPublica’s Dafna Linzer and Jennifer LaFleur, along with our partner the Washington Post, were finalists for the 2012 National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence, Newspaper, Investigative, for their coverage of presidential pardons. 

Urbino Press Award

ProPublica’s Sebastian Rotella won the Urbino Press Award for distinguished reporting on the ever-changing world.

Overseas Press Club Award for Best Online Coverage of an International Issue or Event

ProPublica’s Jeff Gerth, along with our partner the Financial Times, won the 2011 Overseas Press Club of America Award for Best Online Coverage of an International Issue or Event for his coverage of foreign tax credits.

Investigative Reporters and Editors Award—Multiplatform, Large

ProPublica’s A.C. Thompson, Chisun Lee, Marshall Allen, Aarti Shahani, Mosi Secret, Krista Kjellman Schmidt, Al Shaw, Jennifer LaFleur and Robin Fields, along with our partners at NPR and PBS Frontline, won the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award for Multiplatform, Large,  for their “Death Investigation in America” series.

Scripps Howard Award for Business/Economic Reporting

ProPublica’s Paul Kiel and Olga Pierce won the Scripps Howard Award in Business/Economics Reporting for their “Foreclosure Crisis” series.

Scripps Howard Award Finalist for Public Service

ProPublica’s Charles Ornstein, Tracy Weber and Dan Nguyen were finalists for the Scripps Howard Award in Public Service for their “Dollars for Docs” series.

Society for News Design’s Best of Digital Design Awards

ProPublica’s Opportunity Gap news application won a Society for News Design Award of Excellence in Data-Driven Projects.

Society for News Design’s Best of Digital Design Awards

ProPublica won a Society for News Design Award of Excellence in Mobile Experience.

Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting Honorable Mention

ProPublica’s Olga Pierce, Jeff Larson and Lois Beckett were awarded the Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting Honorable Mention for their series on redistricting.

Society of American Business Editors and Writers Award for Investigative Reporting

ProPublica’s Paul Kiel and Olga Pierce were awarded the Society of American Business Editors and Writers Best in Business Award for Investigative Reporting, digital division, for their reporting on the foreclosure crisis.

Society of American Business Editors and Writers Award for Opinion/Column

ProPublica’s Jesse Eisinger was awarded the Society of American Business Editors and Writers Best in Business Award for his column, The Trade.

Society of American Business Editors and Writers Award for Creative Use Across Multiple Platforms

ProPublica’s Jeff Gerth, along with our partner the Financial Times, was awarded the Society of American Business Editors and Writers Best in Business Award for Creative Use Across Multiple Platforms, international division, for “Tax Wars.”

Society of American Business Editors and Writers Award for Investigative Reporting

ProPublica’s Jeff Gerth, along with our partner the Financial Times, was awarded the Society of American Business Editors and Writers Best in Business Award for Investigative Reporting, international division, for “Tax Wars.”

Goldsmith Prize Finalist

ProPublica’s Dafna Linzer and Jennifer LaFleur were named finalists for the 2012 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting for their coverage of presidential pardons, with the Washington Post.

Investigative Reporters and Editors Philip Meyer Award Finalist

ProPublica’s Jennifer LaFleur along with our partner, the Seattle Times, won third place in the IRE’s annual Philip Meyer Award for a joint project on foreclosures.

Netexplo Award

ProPublica’s “Dollars for Docs” project won a 2012 Netexplo Award for most promising use of digital technology.

2011

Dart Society Mimi Award for Editing Honorable Mention

ProPublica’s Stephen Engelberg was awarded an honorable mention in the 2011 Dart Society Mimi Award for Editing.

Barlett and Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism Honorable Mention

ProPublica’s coverage of dialysis was awarded an honorable mention in the 2011 Barlett and Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism.

Online Journalism Award for Innovative Investigative Journalism

ProPublica was awarded the 2011 Online News Association’s Gannett Foundation Award for Innovative Investigative Journalism in the small site category for its Dialysis Facility Tracker.

Online Journalism Awards Finalist for General Excellence

ProPublica was a finalist for the 2011 Online News Association’s Award for General Excellence in the small site category.

Online Journalism Awards Finalist for Innovative Investigative Journalism

ProPublica was a finalist for the 2011 Online News Association’s Award for Innovative Investigative Journalism in the small site category for its “Dollars for Docs” coverage.

Society of Environmental Journalists Kevin Carmody Award for Outstanding In-depth Reporting

ProPublica’s coverage of the BP oil spill with PBS Frontline was awarded the 2011 Society of Environmental Journalists Kevin Carmody Award for Outstanding In-depth Reporting, Large Market.

Society of Environmental Journalists Kevin Carmody Award for Outstanding In-depth Reporting

ProPublica’s coverage of Chinese drywall with the Sarasota Herald-Tribune was awarded the 2011 Society of Environmental Journalists Kevin Carmody Award for Outstanding In-depth Reporting, Small Market.

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Investigative Journalism—Long Form

ProPublica and its partner PBS “Frontline” were nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism — Long Form for “Law and Disorder.”

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting—Long Form

ProPublica and its partner PBS “Frontline” were nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting — Long Form for “The Spill.”

Emmy Award Nomination for New Approaches to News & Documentary Programming—Current News

ProPublica and its partner NPR were nominated for an Emmy Award for New Approaches to News & Documentary Programming — Current News Coverage for “Brain Wars: How the Military Is Failing Its Wounded.”

National Association of Real Estate Editors Journalism Award

ProPublica’s Jennifer LaFleur, along with the Seattle Times, won the National Association of Real Estate Editors First Place, Team Award for her coverage of foreclosures.

I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence

ProPublica’s A.C. Thompson won the 2011 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence.

American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award Honorable Mention

ProPublica’s Dafna Linzer, Chisun Lee and Krista Kjellman Schmidt were awarded the 2011 American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award honorable mention for newspapers for their coverage of Guantanamo detention.

Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism Finalist

ProPublica’s coverage of Chinese drywall was named a finalist for the 2011 Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism, for online enterprise.

Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism Finalist

ProPublica’s coverage of Chinese drywall was named a finalist for the 2011 Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism, for medium and small newspapers.

Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service in Online Journalism

ProPublica’s Robin Fields won the 2010 Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service in Online Journalism for her coverage of dialysis.

Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award for Online Investigative Reporting

ProPublica’s T. Christian Miller, along with NPR’s Daniel Zwerdling, won the 2010 Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award for Online Investigative Reporting for the series “Brain Wars.”

Livingston Award for Young Journalists Finalists

ProPublica’s Joaquin Sapien and Ryan Knutson were finalists for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. Sapien was recognized for his coverage of drywall and Knutson for his reporting on the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Overseas Press Club Award for Online General Excellence

ProPublica’s Dafna Linzer, Chisun Lee and Krista Kjellman Schmidt won the 2010 Overseas Press Club of America Award for Online General Excellence for their coverage of Guantanamo detention.

Overseas Press Club Award for Best Online Coverage of an International Issue or Event

ProPublica’s Sebastian Rotella won the 2010 Overseas Press Club of America Award for Best Online Coverage of an International Issue or Event for his coverage of the Mumbai terror attack.

Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting: The Wall Street Money Machine

ProPublica’s Jesse Eisinger and Jake Bernstein won a 2011 Pulitzer Prize for national affairs reporting for their coverage of the CDO industry.

Investigative Reporters and Editors Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism

ProPublica’s “Dollars for Docs” coverage and database was awarded the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism.

Investigative Reporters and Editors Online Award

ProPublica’s Robin Fields was awarded the Investigative Reporters and Editors Online Award for her coverage of dialysis.

Investigative Reporters and Editors Partnership/Collaboration Award Finalist

ProPublica’s Jake Bernstein and Jesse Eisinger, along with partners Planet Money and This American Life, were finalists for the Investigative Reporters and Editors Partnership/Collaboration Award for their coverage of Wall Street before the financial crisis.

Investigative Reporters and Editors Partnership/Collaboration Award Finalist

ProPublica’s T. Christian Miller, along with partner NPR, was a finalist for the Investigative Reporters and Editors Partnership/Collaboration Award for the series “Brain Wars.”

Investigative Reporters and Editors Online Award Finalist

ProPublica’s “Dollars for Docs” coverage and database was a finalist for the Investigative Reporters and Editors Online Award.

Investigative Reporters and Editors Freedom of Information Award Finalist

ProPublica’s Robin Fields was a finalist for the Investigative Reporters and Editors Freedom of Information Award for her coverage of dialysis.

National Magazine Award for Public Interest Finalist

ProPublica’s Robin Fields was a finalist for the National Magazine Award for Public Interest for her article on dialysis.

Dart Award for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma

ProPublica, along with partner NPR, was awarded the Dart Award for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma from Columbia University’s Dart Center for the series “Brain Wars.”

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