Date: February 8, 2019

What ProPublica Is Covering This Year

We cover many things at ProPublica, from the border, to health, to police abuse. But all of our work is ultimately about one thing: holding the powerful to account. We do it through rigorous, precise journalism. It takes time, but it all starts with listening.

That’s why we’re laying out what we’re covering. If you have tips, documents or data on any these issues, contact us.

Business and Industry

Patricia Callahan: “I investigate hidden hazards in our homes, on our roads and in our workplaces. Send me tips about defective products and other dangers that businesses and regulators have failed to correct.”

Jeff Ernsthausen: “I use code and stats to expose systemic injustices caused by business practices and government policy.”

Michael Grabell: “I write about how business decisions affect workers and consumers around the world. If you have information, I’m listening.”

Daniela Porat: “I cover business for ProPublica. Send me tips about consumer product safety.“

Anjali Tsui: “I’m following the money. Help me hold corporations and special interests accountable.”

Big Tech

James Bandler: “I am a business writer reporting on the role of Big Tech in defense and intelligence contracting. I’m also looking at private espionage and the resource extraction industry. Whistleblowers and industry hands of all stripes are welcome to talk to me.”

Renee Dudley: “I cover tech and its intersection with business, politics and criminal justice.”

Jack Gillum: “I cover the intersection of technology and civil rights, with a focus on secretive algorithms and criminal justice. Help me find the black boxes used to control our daily lives.“

Jeff Kao: “I am a data scientist covering the impacts of machine-assisted decision-making at scale and using data analysis to find stories hidden in plain sight. Tell me about artificial intelligence and surveillance technologies you see deployed in the wild and interesting datasets that might contain evidence of fraud or misconduct.”

Ava Kofman: “I cover technology, with a focus on privacy and criminal justice. This year, I’m curious about how automated systems might be transforming your workplace.”

Health Care

Marshall Allen: “I’m continuing my series, the Health Insurance Hustle. Americans pay insurance companies to make sure their medical needs are covered — and at a cost they can afford. But games, side deals and hidden incentives often result in higher costs, delays in care or denials of treatment.”

Caroline Chen: “I cover health care. I want to hear from patients, doctors, industry insiders and lobbyists.”

Sophie Chou: “I use statistics and data science to investigate abuses of power. Send me tips about algorithms behaving badly, the health care industry and more.”

Adriana Gallardo: “I’m an engagement reporter. In 2019, talk to me about reproductive technology and family planning.”

Nina Martin: “This year I’ll be focusing on issues facing low-income pregnant women, new mothers and babies — and how the policy choices we make end up affecting all Americans, especially women.”

Civil Rights and Criminal Justice

Ken Armstrong: “I write a lot about the law. But I’m open to anything. Pitch me. Bonus points for stories in the hinterlands.”

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