ProPublica

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David Sleight/ProPublica

Investigative Journalism at its Best

“I am a newshound. I despise partisan media organizations. I have to waste so much time to find the real story. In ProPublica’s relatively short existence, it has risen to the top of the credibility chart. Fearless. Non-partisan.”
— Peter Snowden, Reader and Donor. Dec. 4, 2014

ProPublica takes on stories most news organizations won’t touch because they are too complex, too expensive, or too legally risky.  The Greene Foundation supports their work and specifically their reporting on American Politics: What Went Wrong?  Their team examines the changes to American politics brought about by the large financial stakes in government decisions.  This is investigative journalism of the highest caliber.  ProPublica was the first online news organization to win a Putlizer Prize (2010) and the first to win a Pulitzer for stories not published in print (2011).  The most important test of ProPublica is whether their work is having impact.  By this is meant real world change, not audience size and/or prizes.  Examples of what this means and discussion of how they think of impact can be found on their website.