Krista Kjellman Schmidt was deputy editor of news applications at ProPublica. Her work has been honored with the Online News Association’s Gannett Foundation Award for Innovative Investigative Journalism, the Overseas Press Club’s general excellence award for online news coverage, the Online News Association’s general excellence award and an IRE Award. Before joining ProPublica, Krista was an associate producer in the investigative unit of ABC News for almost three years. The Blotter, the investigative unit’s webpage on which she played a key role, was honored with the Online News Association Award for investigative journalism, a George Foster Peabody Award and an IRE Award during that period.
Through the Freedom of Information Act, ProPublica collected annual state regulatory summaries for the underground injection of waste that were submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency between late 2007 and late 2010.