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ProPublica was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in New York, US
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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)
155 Avenue of the Americas
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ProPublica Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

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
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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 Online and Social Media Presence

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ProPublica News and Updates

Democrat Ted Lieu Plays Audio Of Migrant Kids Crying On House Floor

Presiding officer Karen Handel told him to cut the audio on the grounds of "breach of decorum."

Protestors Play Audio Of Detained Children Outside of DHS Secretary’s Townhouse

The DHS secretary had to walk by protesters shouting “Shame!” as she left her house.

1 In 5 Children Detained During ‘Zero Tolerance’ Border Policy Are Under 13

Beyond specialized medical care, younger children have different housing needs and require more personal attention.

George Takei: Taking children from their parents at the border is worse than Japanese internment

George Takei wrote that the plight of detained immigrants at the U.S. border is worse than the Japanese internment camps he was forced into as a child "in one core, horrifying way." He wasn't separated from his family like the more than 2,000 children suffering due to Trump's zero tolerance policy…

'Papa! Papa!' Audio of children stokes rage over separation

Audio recording stokes uproar over separation of immigrant children from parents

Bob Menendez Plays Heartbreaking Audio Of Immigrant Children Crying In Senate

"They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but the audio released yesterday by ProPublica is worth a million tears."
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