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T. Christian Miller

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T. Christian Miller is a senior reporter for ProPublica. In more than 20 years as a professional journalist and foreign correspondent, Miller has covered four wars, a presidential campaign and reported from more than two dozen countries. He has won numerous accolades for his work in the U.S. and abroad, including the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting, which he shared with Ken Armstrong of The Marshall Project for coverage of sexual assault. In 2015, he won two Emmy Awards for his work with Marcela Gaviria on a PBS Frontline Documentary about the link between the Firestone tire company and the Liberian war criminal Charles Taylor. Millerâs work has been featured in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, PBS Frontline, PBS Newshour, NPR and All Thing Considered, among other major media outlets.

As an investigative journalist, Miller specializes in the military and international affairs, particularly multinational corporations operating in foreign countries. He has extensive experience with public records, the Freedom of Information Act and data-driven reporting. In 2011, Miller was awarded a yearlong Knight Fellowship to study at Stanford University. He has lectured at the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Southern California, Stanford, Columbia and Duke, among other schools.

During the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, Miller was the only journalist in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to covering the reconstruction process. Miller's groundbreaking work led to the expulsion of a top Pentagon official, the cancellation of a major arms contract and the initiation of several investigations. In 2006, Miller published Blood Money: Wasted Billions, Lost Lives and Corporate Greed in Iraq (Little, Brown), which the Washington Post called one of the âindispensableâ books on Iraq.

Prior to coming to Washington, Miller was a foreign correspondent based in Bogotá, Colombia where he covered that nation's guerrilla conflict and its connection to Washington's war on drugs. While there, he was briefly captured and held hostage by leftist guerrillas. Miller graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with highest honors. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and three children.

For Some Victims, Reporting a Rape Can Bring Doubt, Abuse — and Even Prosecution

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Will Texas Massacre Finally Get Military to Improve its Criminal Reporting System?

The Air Force’s apparent failure to send the criminal records of the airman behind Sunday’s mass killings to civilian authorities allowed him to obtain guns. Such reporting failings are widespread and longstanding.

Border Agency Set to Jumpstart Trump’s Wall in a Texas Wildlife Refuge

Customs and Border Protection indicates it will use its own funds to build 3-mile segment of wall amid one of the nation’s most cherished bird-watching locales.

Trump’s Wall: How Much Money Does the Government Have For It Now?

$20 million. That’s enough to cover the cost of seven miles of wall.

Trump’s ‘Buy American’ Pledge May Be At Risk With His Border Wall

Current trade agreements mean foreign companies, including some big firms in Mexico, might well get in on the building of the president’s wall.

The First Brick in the Wall

The Trump administration solicits bids for first $600 million of work on a wall whose total cost no one knows.

Trump Invites Bids to Build Wall, Cites Importance of ‘Aesthetics’

It’ll cost $20 billion or more. Mexico will pay for it, or it won’t. Amid uncertainty, Trump clearly seems intent on making the border wall handsome.

The Dig: Is Your School’s Plan Right for Your Special Needs Child?

School districts create roadmaps to help special needs kids thrive. But parents need to dig to find out if they’re working.

The Dig: Investigating the Safety of the Water You Drink

The government has information about your drinking water. It isn’t always accurate.

It’s Not Me, It’s You: Tips for Strong Relationships With Sources

Cultivating trustworthy sources takes time, imagination and humility.

The Dig: Easy Recipes for Investigative Stories in Three-Dot Bursts

Public records such as voting history and license plate information can add up to vital information for journalists and everyday folks.

The Dig: How to Background Your Tinder Dates, Experts Edition

Last week, we gave you users’ tips. Here’s how the professionals do it.

The Dig: How to Background Your Tinder Dates

A married investigative reporter suggests safe practices for life on Tinder.

About Face: U.S. Military Seeks Historic Overhaul of Justice System

Pentagon aims to fundamentally reform the way America’s men and women experience justice while in uniform.

A Brutal Crime, Often Terribly Investigated

ProPublica and The Marshall Project’s “An Unbelievable Story of Rape” underscored the need for improving rape investigations. Here’s how.

Rape is Rape, Isn’t It?

It depends on who is counting, and what they count.

An Unbelievable Story of Rape

An 18-year-old said she was attacked at knifepoint. Then she said she made it up. That’s where our story begins.

How We Reported ‘An Unbelievable Story of Rape’

The reporting by ProPublica and The Marshall Project spanned several months and involved numerous interviews, a review of previously undisclosed law enforcement records and exchanges with experts on investigating rape.

Johnson & Johnson Emerges Victorious in Lawsuit on Tylenol’s Risks

Hundreds of cases are pending that involve claims that Tylenol has caused liver damage and deaths. The pain reliever’s maker won a jury verdict in the first.

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