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Eric Umansky is a deputy managing editor of ProPublica, where he edited our Pulitzer Prize-winning series about Wall Street. Previously, he wrote a column for Slate and was editor of Motherjones.com. He’s also written for The New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, The New Republic, and elsewhere. He is also a co-founder of Document Cloud. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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How Journalists Need to Begin Imagining the Unimaginable

In this week’s podcast, journalist Masha Gessen, who spent years reporting from Putin’s Russia, shares her thoughts on what journalists should be on watch for with the incoming U.S. administration.

Lawmakers to Facebook: Don’t Let Advertisers Exclude by Race

Four members of the Congressional Black Caucus wrote Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg telling him that the company should stop allowing advertisers to exclude people by race.

Amazon Defends Its Pricing Algorithm, But Leaves Out Billions in Sales

Amazon says the vast majority of its sales don’t obscure shipping costs. That still adds up to a lot of sales.

Introducing ProPublica’s New Emerging Reporters

Five college journalists of color will be getting mentoring and stipends from ProPublica.

We Want You to Help Report on the Red Cross

ProPublica wants to help other journalists report on the nation’s most venerable charity.

Meet the Panama Papers Editor Who Handled 376 Reporters in 80 Countries

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists’ Marina Walker Guevara joined our podcast, talking about how they handled such a big leak and why some big U.S. outlets passed.

What You Need to Know About the Latest Drone Revelations

Podcast: The Intercept reporters Cora Currier and Ryan Deveraux talk with ProPublica’s Eric Umansky about their big scoop on drone strikes.

Did CIA Rendition Flights Rely on Bogus State Dept. Letter?

Fracking: The Music Video

A great video explaining fracking.

Search the Fed’s Documents Detailing Their Lending to Banks During the Crisis

Last week, the Federal Reserve released a cache of several thousand pages detailing its support of financial institutions during the financial crisis.

NYU and ProPublica Team Up to Experiment With Explanatory Journalism

SEC is ‘Focusing’ on Magnetar Trades

An SEC investigation into the complex mortgage securities at the heart of the financial meltdown is focusing on deals by the hedge fund Magnetar.

Follow Our Oil Spill Updates This Weekend on Twitter

Check Out Our Bank Investigations Cheat Sheet

Our cheat sheet will keep you updated on what agencies are investigating which banks and why.

DOJ Report on Waterboarding Memos in Our Document Viewer

ProPublica Is Hiring a Reporter-Blogger

We’re Hiring

New Feature: Tracking Stimulus Spending—Made Easy!

Obama’s Actual Words on Indefinite Detention

A transcript of the president's answers on whether to handle terrorism suspects by executive order.

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