Investigative Journalism at its Best
ProPublica was founded on the belief that investigative journalism is critical to our democracy. This nonprofit newsroom aims to produce investigative journalism of the highest caliber, and in the public interest. Their investigations are conducted by a staff of full-time investigative reporters, and the resulting stories are distributed to news partners for publication or for broadcast. They have partnered with more than 90 different news organizations, and have won four Pulitzer Prizes.
Reliable, trustworthy reporting is becoming more and more scarce, and many newsrooms can no longer afford to take on the kind of deep-dive reporting for which ProPublica is known. Their staff remains dedicated to carrying forward the important work of exposing corruption, informing the public about complex issues, and using the power of investigative journalism to spur reform. Propublica takes on stories most news organizations won’t touch because they are too complex, too expensive, or too legally risky.