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Four Ways You Can Seek Back Pay For An Unpaid Internship

ProPublica | Kara Brandeisky | Posted 05.10.2014 | College

At ProPublica, we've heard from a lot of unpaid interns. You've told us about walking your boss's dog, fact-checking for magazines and even doing the ...

Taxpayers Will Lose If These Student Loans Can't Be Repayed

ProPublica | Marian Wang | Posted 04.04.2014 | College

Parents are increasingly struggling to repay federal loans they've taken out to help cover their children's college costs, according to newly released...

Watch: Who's Buying our Midterm Elections?

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Already, three times as much money has been raised for this year's elections as four years ago, when the Citizens United decision was announced.

Watch: No Escaping Dragnet Nation

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

This week, as the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee Dianne Feinstein publicly accused the CIA of spying on her committee's computers, Bill talks with investigative reporter Julia Angwin.

Fracking Giant's $5 Billion Shuffle

Posted 03.14.2014 | Green

ProPublica's Abrahm Lustgarten reports: This story was co-published with The Daily Beast. At the end of 2011, Chesapeake Energy, one of the nati...

How Exactly Do Colleges Allocate Their Financial Aid? They Won't Say

ProPublica | Marian Wang | Posted 02.25.2014 | College

At the center of the admissions and financial-aid process is a massive information imbalance: Schools make their decisions with detailed data about e...

How College Pricing Is Like Holiday Retail Sales

ProPublica | Marian Wang | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

You know all those seemingly great sales during the holidays? It turns out, they are often a "carefully engineered illusion."  A recent piece in the ...

You Know Who Else Uses Unpaid Interns? Colleges And Universities

ProPublica | Casey McDermott | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

For students interested in a career in sports management, Arizona State University has what seems like a great opportunity. The school's athletic prog...

Where Men Can Make More Money At Colleges

ProPublica | Nina Martin | Posted 11.14.2013 | Sports

For nearly 40 years, the University of Tennessee's Lady Vols were a role model for college athletics 2014 everybody's favorite example of what is poss...

Congress Passed A Climate Change Law ... And Then Nothing Happened

Posted 10.15.2013 | Green

ProPublica's Theodoric Meyer reports: Congress did something unusual last year. It passed a bill that acknowledged that sea levels are rising — i...

How Elite Public Colleges May Be Free To Raise Tuition Even Higher

ProPublica | Marian Wang | Posted 10.07.2013 | College

The chancellor of Oregon's higher-education system currently oversees all seven of the state's public colleges and universities. But as of July next y...

Tylenol Overdose Risk Is Staggering, Report Says

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living

Not only is acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, the deadliest over-the-counter pain reliever on the U.S. market, but its dangers are bein...

Public Universities Leaving Poor In The Dust

ProPublica | Marian Wang | Posted 09.13.2013 | College

By Marian Wang, ProPublicaThis story was co-published with The Chronicle of Higher Ed...

ProPublica Explains Why It Published NSA Encryption Story

Posted 11.05.2013 | Media

by Stephen Engelberg and Richard T...

18,000 Newspapers Attack David Cameron

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 08.26.2013 | Media

A body representing 18,000 news publications attacked UK Prime Minister David Cameron for his actions following the Guardian's reporting on classified...

ProPublica Partners With Guardian

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 08.26.2013 | Media

Nonprofit news organization ProPublica has partnered with the Guardian to report on documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, BuzzFeed...

NY Still Sending Mentally Ill People Into Solitary Confinement

ProPublica | Posted 08.15.2013 | New York

By Christie Thompson, ProPublica. This story was co-produced with WNYC. When Amir Hall entered New York state prison for a parole violation in N...

ProPublica Staffs Up With New Hires

Michael Calderone | Posted 10.12.2013 | Media
Michael Calderone

Investigative non-profit newsroom continues to grow.

Unpaid Interns Aren't Even Protected From Sexual Harassment

ProPublica | Blair Hickman and Christie Thompson | Posted 08.09.2013 | Business

ProPublica: In 1994, Bridget O’Connor began an internship at Rockland Psychiatric Center, where one of the doctors allegedly began to refer to he...

The Law That Could Cost You Your Home

ProPublica | Isaiah Thompson | Posted 08.06.2013 | Business

When Rochelle Bing bought her modest row home on a tattered block in North Philadelphia 10 years ago, she saw it as an investment in the future for h...

NSA Can't Search Its Own Emails

ProPublica | Justin Elliott | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

by Justin Elliott ProPublica, July 23, 2013, 12:39 p.m.The NSA is a "supercomputing powerhouse" with machines so powerful their speed is measured in ...

Clemency Reform: We're Still Waiting

Julie Stewart | Posted 09.18.2013 | Crime
Julie Stewart

A year ago, The Washington Post and ProPublica reported that the Obama administration was set to reverse its poor record on clemency. It didn't happen. Since winning reelection, President Obama has not commuted a single sentence.

Temps Are Getting Crushed

ProPublica | Michael Grabell | Posted 06.27.2013 | Latino Voices

It's 4:18 a.m. and the strip mall is deserted. But tucked in back, next to a closed-down video store, an employment agency is already filling up. R...

Media Should Not Make Money

Atul Singh | Posted 08.07.2013 | Media
Atul Singh

The metrics for evaluating a media company are reach and revenues. This popularity contest and quest for cash is triggering a race to the bottom. Few sources of information are credible anymore.

Knight Foundation Plays The Challenge Grant Card

Turnstyle | Posted 07.30.2013 | Media
Turnstyle

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) It always surprises me when people seem agog at the very concept of crowdfunding. It is as if that individual has ne...