The most detailed map of cancer-causing industrial air pollution in the U.S.
An interactive database that lets users sift through a trove of videos taken during the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
An investigation into the country’s failed food safety system.
In 2021, we employed data and engagement tools in creative ways, producing some of our most vital, game-changing investigations.
Our mission at ProPublica remains steadfast: to expose abuses of power and betrayals of the public trust. Our teams collect data, evidence, anecdotes and input to fuel important accountability-focused journalism. One way we do this is through data and social science — devising new methods for collecting, processing and analyzing complex information, then making it accessible through groundbreaking visuals and news apps.
Focusing on the data undeniably quantifies problems that were previously anecdotal. But how do journalists find important stories hidden in numbers? And what role does the public play in developing these complex investigations? How do our journalists build relationships with the communities we want to cover, particularly those who do not know us or trust us yet?
In this virtual Q&A, we discuss how ProPublica uses data and engagement strategies to equip the public and those in power with hard facts. Register today and submit your questions.
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