Brent Gardner-Smith was an intern in the ProPublica communications department. He took a leave of absence from his reporting job at the Aspen Daily News and came to ProPublica as part of his master's degree program at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
ProPublica's T. Christian Miller talks about the two parts of his award-winning report "Disposable Army." First came a two-year quest for federal data on civilian war contractors. Then came a search for the faces behind the statistics.
ProPublica's T. Christian Miller along with Doug Smith of The Los Angeles Times and freelance journalist Pratap Chatterjee received the Overseas Press Club's Online Journalism Award for "best web coverage of international affairs" for their Disposable Army series.
ProPublica reporters T. Christian Miller and A.C. Thompson have won best-of-category awards from the Investigative Reporters and Editors Awards. Miller won for his reporting on injured civilian contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Thompson won for reporting on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.