Description:

An independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. Our work focuses exclusively on stories with "moral force." We do this by producing journalism that shines a light on exploitation of the weak by the strong and on the failures of those with power to vindicate the trust placed in them.

Begun:

Announced in October 2007, operations commenced in January 2008, and publishing began in June 2008.

Website:http://www.propublica.org/
Office Location:One Exchange Plaza, 55 Broadway, 23rd floor New York, NY
Structure:

501(c)(3) organization

Founder:

Herb and Marion Sandler; Herb Sandler (founding chair of the Board); Paul Steiger (founding CEO)

Executive Director:

Paul Steiger (editor-in-chief)

Approximate number of full-time staff:

42

Number with prior professional journalism experience:

34

Annual operating budget:

$10 million (2010)

Annual salaries posted, or accessible via 990 form:

Yes

Editorial/ethics policy statement:

Yes

Diversity statement:

No

IRS 990 form posted on website:

Yes

Major donors disclosed:

Yes

INN Member:

No

Awards:

2010 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting (with The New York Times). Online News Association (ONA) award for general excellence in the small site category, National Magazine Award for reporting, Polk Award for environmental reporting, Selden Ring Award, Overseas Press Club online journalism award, Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, Polk Award for radio reporting (with NPR), Polk Award for Television Reporting (wiwth Fontline and New Orleans Times-Picayune), ONA Award for Innovative Investigative.

Contact:

info@propublica.org or 917-512-0233



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