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    This is the official discussion thread for the cause ProPublica. Its EIN is 14-2007220 and it's a public charity based in New York, NY. Research more info about the cause on GuideStar and Charity Navigator.

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    Independent news exposing abuses of power by government, business, and other institutions, using the moral force of investigative journalism.
    Founded in 2007, ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. Our work focuses exclusively on truly important stories, 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. In the best traditions of American journalism in the public service, we seek to stimulate positive change. We uncover unsavory practices in order to stimulate reform. We do this in an entirely non-partisan and non-ideological manner, adhering to the strictest standards of journalistic impartiality.
    In 2018, the free press is under attack from orchestrated harassment campaigns, both foreign and domestic.  These campaigns are purposefully designed to sow seeds of dischord, conflate truth and fiction, and to raise antagonism towards journalists.  In the face of this, ProPublica continues to report on issues of importance, including tracking of hate crimes, surprising rates of complications for elective surgeries, and the impact of evictions in New York City.  Read more at ProPublica’s wikipedia page, here:
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    • This topic was modified 4 years ago by  Benj.
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    Here’s a great example of ProPublica’s reporting:  Lost Mothers

    This is a rough read, for sure.  They’ve done surprisingly deep-dives on the circumstances of 134 (and counting) of the estimated 700 to 900 women who died in the U.S. from pregnancy-related causes.

    The U.S. has the highest rate of maternal mortality in the developed world. Yet these deaths of women from causes related to pregnancy or childbirth are almost invisible. When a new or expectant mother dies, her obituary rarely mentions the circumstances. Her identity is shrouded by medical institutions, regulators and state maternal mortality review committees. Her loved ones mourn her loss in private. The lessons to be learned from her death are often lost as well.

    • This reply was modified 5 years ago by  zardoz. Reason: had html formatting in the comment, somehow?
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    Here’s a great series of ProPublica stories on the accountability of “Alternative Schools”, charter schools and the like, across the nation.

    Stories examine how districts can shunt underperforming students or even dropouts to charter schools. How for-profit schools get money for the state, even for kids who’ve dropped out.  As a result of a story that ran in this series, Florida initiated a deeper investigation into whether charter schools are underreporting the number of dropouts.

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    Yesterday, ProPublica broke a story that Facebook has permitted U.S. companies to advertise jobs to men exclusively:

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