Scripps News, ProPublica to partner on investigations

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Scripps News, the national network owned by The E.W. Scripps Company, will partner with ProPublica to produce in-depth investigations on issues impacting people across the country.

The journalism will be shown on air and across Scripps News and ProPublica digital platforms. Scripps News will also feature ProPublica reporters on local and national programming regularly to highlight the organization’s original reporting.

“This partnership reaffirms our commitment to strong investigative reporting that holds the powerful to account,” said Brian Donlon, Scripps News’ senior director of live news, in a statement. “The expertise of both award-winning investigative teams will give us more ways to help shine a light on abuse of power, corruption and injustice.”

Scripps News and ProPublica have worked together previously to produce impactful journalism.

In March 2024, a Michigan lawmaker introduced new legislation addressing issues raised in a Scripps News and ProPublica joint investigation into the insurance company that denied a man coverage of cancer treatment, despite Michigan’s decades-old requirement that state health plans cover drugs for cancer.

ProPublica journalists regularly appear on Scripps News television programs to discuss their reporting and its impact. In September 2023, Scripps News anchor Rob Nelson interviewed ProPublica reporter Joshua Kaplan about his Pulitzer Prize winning “Friends of the Court” series, which uncovered the biggest ethics scandal to hit the Supreme Court in the modern era.

“Our collaboration with Scripps News has already led to local impact, which is at the heart of ProPublica’s mission,” said Tyson Evans, ProPublica’s chief product and brand officer. “We are excited to produce new investigative stories in the public interest alongside their team as well have the opportunity to share our own reporting with their trusted audiences all over the country.”

ProPublica is an independent nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. With a team of more than 150 editorial staffers working across the country, ProPublica covers a range of topics, focusing on stories with the potential to spur real-world impact. Its reporting has contributed to the passage of new laws; reversals of harmful policies and practices; and accountability for leaders at local, state and national levels.

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