Will Young

Lorana Sullivan Senior Business Reporting Fellow

Will Young is a Lorana Sullivan senior business reporting fellow.

Before joining ProPublica, Will worked at Sojourners Magazine, where he investigated cash-strapped churches exploiting prison labor to save money on furniture and examined how Catholic shareholder activists are challenging for-profit prison companies. Will graduated from Liberty University with a journalism degree, where he also served as editor-in-chief of the Champion, Liberty's student-run weekly, and reported on university president Jerry Falwell Jr.'s cozy relationship with Donald Trump.

Millions of People Face Stimulus Check Delays for a Strange Reason: They Are Poor

The IRS has had trouble getting money to people quickly because millions of Americans pay for their tax preparation through a baroque system of middlemen.

TurboTax Is Still Tricking Customers With Tax Prep Ads That Misuse the Word “Free”

Intuit has amped up its misleading digital advertising in the wake of a new IRS agreement that bars tax prep companies from burying the agency’s Free File program.

How Corporate Lawyers Made It Harder to Punish Companies That Destroy Electronic Evidence

Federal judges were penalizing big companies for destroying emails and other evidence. So the companies lobbied to have the rules changed. Since then, a ProPublica analysis shows, the rate at which judges issue penalties has fallen by more than half.

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