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Derek Kravitz

Research Editor

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Derek Kravitz is the research editor at ProPublica.

Previously, he was a reporter and editor for the Greater New York section of The Wall Street Journal; a national economics writer for The Associated Press in Washington, D.C.; a local government and transportation staff writer at The Washington Post; and a crime reporter at the Columbia Daily Tribune in Missouri.

Kravitz was also a postgraduate research scholar at Columbia University, and was a co-author of the journalism school's independent review of Rolling Stone magazine’s now-retracted campus-rape story.

Kravitz graduated with a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri and master’s degrees in international relations and journalism from Columbia University. He teaches investigative reporting at Columbia’s Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism.

Governors and Federal Agencies Are Blocking Nearly 1,300 Accounts on Facebook and Twitter

We filed public-records requests with all 50 governors and 22 federal agencies. Here’s what we found.

Here Are the White House Visitor Records the Trump Administration Didn’t Want You to See

The Trump White House tried to block public access to visitor logs of five federal offices working directly for the president even though they were subject to public disclosure through the Freedom of Information Act. A Washington-based transparency group successfully sued the administration to release the data and provided the documents to ProPublica.

The White House Says It Doesn’t Keep a List of Mar-a-Lago Visitors. Experts and Visitors Are Skeptical.

Seven members and guests of Mar-a-Lago say the U.S. Secret Service checks names of visitors.

The Trumps Say They’re Opening Hotels in Dallas, Nashville and Elsewhere. We Couldn’t Find Evidence of Them.

What we found are false starts, fizzled-out partnerships and, often, no signs of deals at all.

Lifting the Veil on Another Batch of Shadowy Trump Appointees

The administration continues to quietly hire political staffers — more than 1,000 so far, many of them regulating industries they previously worked for — but we’ve uncovered more identities. “The swamp continues,” says a Trump campaign official who is now a lobbyist.

Update: Trump’s Secret Appointees

Here’s another shadowy batch of officials the Trump administration has quietly deployed across the government.

Meet ProPublica’s Latest Emerging Reporters

Here are five terrific college journalists of color who will receive college stipends and mentorship.

Hotelier-in-Chief: Here Are the Trumps’ New Hotels

Two brothers from the Mississippi Delta, who are working with President Trump’s sons on four new hotels, met the president through Gov. Phil Bryant. One of the brothers has been a campaign donor to Bryant since 2011.

We Found New Details About the New Trump-Branded Hotels. Now We Want Your Help to Find the Rest.

We’re recruiting local reporters and civically engaged citizens. We have a few ideas on how you can find these deals, who to talk to about them, and what documents to look for.

Here’s How Trump Transferred Wealth to His Son While Avoiding the Usual Taxes

Donald Trump sold two condos to Eric in April 2016 at a steep discount. But he doesn’t appear to be on the hook for gift taxes.

Here Are the Financial Disclosures of Officials Trump Has Installed Across the Government

The financial disclosures come from White House staffers, President Trump’s Cabinet and hundreds of members of so-called beachhead teams that the administration has quietly hired at federal agencies.

You Helped Us Find Hires the White House Never Announced, Including a Koch Brothers Alum

Thanks to your help, we've found many previously unannounced Trump White House hires, including a longtime member of an anti-ACLU group and an ex-Washington Times columnist.

Help Us Find the Missing White House Financial Disclosures. We Need Names

One month ago, the White House said they would make about 180 of its staffers’ financial disclosures public. We’re asking for your help to find the missing forms.

Trump Is Finally Almost Done Resigning From His Businesses

President Trump has nearly finished handing over management of his businesses — nearly 100 days after he promised to do so.

Remember Those Temporary Officials Trump Quietly Installed? Some Are Now Permanent Employees.

In January, the Trump administration quietly dispatched more than 400 temporary employees across the federal government. Now dozens of them are getting permanent jobs.

The White House Still Hasn’t Released Most Staffers’ Financial Disclosures

A week ago, the White House began releasing the Trump administration’s financial disclosures. But many are still missing. Here’s what we know now.

Trump Lawyer Confirms President Can Pull Money From His Businesses Whenever He Wants

Previously unreported changes to President Trump’s trust documents stipulate that the trust “shall distribute net income or principal to Donald J. Trump at his request.”

Trump’s Changing Trust, Annotated

Here’s an annotated look at notable changes to the Donald J. Trump Revocable Trust’s certification document.

The White House Wouldn’t Post Trump Staffers’ Financial Disclosures. So We Did.

In partnership with The New York Times and The Associated Press, we’re sharing financial disclosures for everyone to look through, including you.

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