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Key People/Management at ProPublica

Richard Tofel

Richard Tofel

Robin Fields

Robin Fields

Managing Editor
Louise Kiernan

Louise Kiernan

Editor-in-Chief, ProPublica Illinois
Stephen Engelberg

Stephen Engelberg

Ragan Rhyne

Ragan Rhyne

Vice President, Development
Celeste LeCompte

Celeste LeCompte

Vice President of Business Development
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ProPublica Office Locations

ProPublica has an office in New York
New York, US (HQ)
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ProPublica Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$4.2 m

Latest funding size

$1 m

Time since last funding

a year ago


ProPublica's latest funding round in March 2017 was reported to be $1 m. In total, ProPublica has raised $4.2 m

ProPublica Financials

ProPublica's revenue was reported to be $28.27 m in FY, 2017 which is a 64.1% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2017)

28.3 m

Revenue growth (FY, 2016 - FY, 2017), %


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

8.3 m
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


11.9 m13 m12.9 m17.2 m28.3 m

Revenue growth, %

USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


3.1 m5 m5.1 m8.3 m

Accounts Receivable

1.7 k5.8 k

Prepaid Expenses

105.6 k147.8 k176.8 k130.9 k


234 k252.2 k408.9 k388.5 k
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Depreciation and Amortization

223.5 k170.1 k160.1 k146.1 k

Accounts Payable

(3.8 k)88.8 k(47.5 k)(26.7 k)

Cash From Operating Activities

1.2 m2.1 m395 k3.2 m

Purchases of PP&E

(138.2 k)(188.4 k)(316.7 k)(125.7 k)
USDY, 2017


298.5 k
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ProPublica Operating Metrics

ProPublica's Monthly Unique Visitors was reported to be 2.1 m in FY, 2017.
FY, 2013Apr, 2014Sep, 2014FY, 2014Apr, 2015Aug, 2015FY, 2015Apr, 2016Sep, 2016FY, 2016Apr, 2017Aug, 2017FY, 2017Jan, 2018


26 k34 k50

Email Subscribers

64 k67 k70 k73 k74 k75 k69 k72 k73 k120 k125 k118 k

Monthly Unique Visitors

561 k546 k692 k672 k992 k979 k960 k959 k1 m1.10 m2.20 m2.50 m2.10 m


3 k3.40 k4 k
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ProPublica Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Politwoops November 01, 2016
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ProPublica News and Updates

'The entire ethics program was now in jeopardy': Former US ethics chief recalls the moment he realized Trump could make money off the presidency

Walter Shaub, the former head of the US Office of Government Ethics, recently spoke about his reaction when he realized President Donald Trump would not place his Trump Organization assets into a blind trust and divest himself from the company — as ethics rules dictate. Shaub said he feared the en…

It’s not robots we should fear, it’s their creators

GUEST: One day, artificially intelligent robots will replace human beings as the Earth’s dominant form of life, or so says Stephen Hawking (and Elon Musk). However, for all the impressive progress AIs and robots have made in recent years, the most urgent and real danger they pose to society lies els…

With pricing talk losing steam, lawmakers take on reducing costs due to wasted drugs

Congress has failed to make progress on drug pricing reform, but a group of lawmakers are pushing for something they hope will be more agreeable: finding solutions to reduce drug waste, and so costs to consumers.

Manhattan DA Swept Weinstein Sexual Harassment Under The Rug, Report Alleges

The NYPD had evidence but didn't do anything with it, according to the New Yorker.

Report: Criminal Probe Of Trump Kids Dropped After Campaign Donation

Indictment of Ivanka and Trump Jr. seemed "a real possibility," according to reports.

Kris Kobach Defends Using A Private Email For Government Business

The vice chair of Trump's voter fraud commission said using a government account would be a “waste of state resources.”
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