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Sisi Wei is an investigative journalist, designer and developer at ProPublica, where she builds interactive stories that serve the public interest. Her work has ranged from investigating which U.S. colleges saddle students with debt to monitoring how often China blocks international news outlets. Sisi has won numerous Malofiej, SND Digital and ONA awards, as well as a Gannett Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism. She has served as an adjunct professor at New York University, The New School and CUNY, and she is also the co-founder of Code with me, a high-impact, nonprofit workshop that teaches journalists how to code. Sisi previously worked at the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and the Associated Press.
Currently, Sisi is also researching and developing games for journalism. She has published multiple articles, teaches a course and gives talks on how to use games to tell stories. She has been cited many times in research and reports on the current state of newsgames.
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Jan. 15, 10:58 a.m.ProPublica is proud to announce its first-ever Summer Data Institute, a free 10-day intensive workshop on how to use data, design and programming for journalism.
Dec. 17, 2015, 11:03 a.m.The U.S. government has wasted billions of dollars in Afghanistan, and until now, no one has added it all up. Project after project blundered ahead. And Congress has barely blinked as the financial toll has mounted. Here’s what the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction found.
Nov. 3, 2015, 4:05 p.m.Use our interactive database to search new federal data on almost 7,000 schools in the U.S. to see how well they support their poorest students financially.
Oct. 13, 2015, 12:15 p.m.Here are five stories you can do using ProPublica’s interactive database, Debt by Degrees. Each one comes complete with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions.
Sep. 29, 2015, 10:44 a.m.ProPublica在分析了教育部最近公布的数据后，发现一些全美最有财力的大学让他们的贫困学生为学费背上沉重债务。
Sep. 18, 2015, 4:41 p.m.Un análisis de ProPublica utilizando nuevos datos del gobierno federal demuestra que algunas de las universidades más ricas del país dejan a sus estudiantes más necesitados con una deuda considerable.
Sep. 12, 2015, 2:06 p.m.A ProPublica analysis of newly available federal data shows that some of the nation’s wealthiest colleges are leaving their poorest students with plenty of debt.
Sep. 1, 2015, 12:45 p.m.ProPublica and Mashable are proud to announce our first-ever Diversity Mentorship Program at the Online News Association conference in Los Angeles this year.
Aug. 18, 2015, 2:06 p.m.We’ve updated our Nonprofit Explorer app with over 600,000 new tax filings from FY2013. Use the database to search over 1.8 million tax returns from tax-exempt organizations.
July 13, 2015, 11:20 p.m.We calculated complication rates for surgeons performing one of eight elective procedures under Medicare, carefully adjusting for differences in patient health, age and hospital quality. Use this database to know more about a surgeon before your operation.
May 15, 2015, 8 a.m.How U.S. commanders spent $2 billion of petty cash in Afghanistan
March 4, 2015, 5 a.m.Despite the drumbeat of complaints about costs, employers are paying the lowest rates for workers’ compensation insurance than at any time in the past 25 years, even as the costs of health care have increased dramatically.
Feb. 27, 2015, 11:15 a.m.Since October 2009, health care organizations and their business partners reported 1,142 large-scale data breaches, each affecting at least 500 people, to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Of those, seven breaches have resulted in fines.
Feb. 12, 2015, 4:31 p.m.One Chinese government agency is so proud of how well they censor the Internet that they put their feelings to music.
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Jan. 12, 2015, 11 a.m.At least 50 Americans have been seriously injured, maimed or killed by flashbangs since 2000. Here are their stories.
Dec. 17, 2014, 11:48 a.m.Every day since Nov. 17, 2014, ProPublica has been testing whether the homepages of international news organizations are accessible to browsers inside China. Of the 18 in our test, 0 are currently blocked. Below are the results. To test, we use GreatFire.org, a censorship monitoring service in China
Dec. 9, 2014, 12:26 p.m.It has been more than five years since the Senate began investigating the CIA’s detainee program, a period marked by White House indecisiveness, Republican opposition, and what we now know was CIA snooping.
Nov. 19, 2014, 10:59 a.m.A guide to getting your programming questions answered on the Internet.
Sep. 8, 2014, 11 a.m.The U.S. blogging company LiveJournal is showing an error message to users inside Russia who try to read the blog of Alexei Navalny, a prominent politician and critic of the Russian government.
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