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  • Published: Tue, 23 Apr 2019 19:11:19 +0000
    ProPublica “Zero Tolerance” Series Wins First-Ever Peabody Catalyst Award - by ProPublica The ProPublica series “Zero Tolerance” on the Trump administration’s family separation policy was awarded on Tuesday the first-ever Peabody Catalyst Award for bringing immediate change to the practice. “No fake news here,” said Jeffrey Jones, executive director of the Peabody Awards. “Rather, ProPublica worked with local sources to find and publicize incontrovertible evidence ... [read more]

  • Published: Tue, 23 Apr 2019 17:57:00 +0000
    If You Paid TurboTax but Make Under $34,000, You Could Get a Refund. Here’s How. - by Justin Elliott We recently laid out how TurboTax uses deceptive design and misleading ads to get people to pay to file their taxes, even when they are eligible to file for free. But you might be able to get your money back. In response to our story, roughly 10 readers said they called TurboTax to complain. And, they said, TurboTax agreed to refund their money. How to Ask For a Refund Readers s... [read more]

  • Published: Tue, 23 Apr 2019 17:28:00 +0000
    ProPublica’s Hannah Dreier Wins Hillman Prize and Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize - by ProPublica The Sidney Hillman Foundation announced Tuesday that ProPublica reporter Hannah Dreier is the winner of the Hillman Prize in the magazine category for “Trapped in Gangland.” Co-published with New York magazine, Newsday and the New York Times Magazine, the series detailed how the government’s bungled crackdown on MS-13 has torn apart the lives of Latino immigrants on Long Island. WBU... [read more]

  • Published: Mon, 22 Apr 2019 21:53:48 +0000
    ProPublica Illinois Earns National Headliner Awards Recognition and Two Driehaus Foundation Awards Nominations for Investigative Reporting - by ProPublica Illinois Four ProPublica Illinois projects were recognized Monday by the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards for Investigative Reporting and the National Headliner Awards. Administered by the Better Government Association, the Driehaus Foundation Awards highlight the impact of investigative reporting in Illinois to address state and local government waste, fraud and corruption. Two inve... [read more]

  • Published: Mon, 22 Apr 2019 09:00:00 +0000
    Here’s How TurboTax Just Tricked You Into Paying to File Your Taxes - by Justin Elliott and Lucas Waldron Did you know that if you make less than $66,000 a year, you can prepare and file your taxes for free? No? That’s no accident. Companies that make tax preparation software, like Intuit, the maker of TurboTax, would rather you didn’t know. Intuit and other tax software companies have spent millions lobbying to make sure that the IRS doesn’t offer its own tax pr... [read more]

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