Rank #1: The Breakthrough: Behind the Scenes of Hillary Clinton’s Failed Bid for President
Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes didn’t know their book would be called ‘Shattered,’ or that their extraordinary access would let them chronicle the mounting signs of a doomed campaign.
Rank #2: The Breakthrough: How a Small News Outlet Brought Down the State Hero
VTDigger’s Anne Galloway was suspicious the moment she heard about a too-good-to-be-true development. She didn’t know how right she was.
Rank #3: The Breakthrough: Uncovering NYC Cops Making Millions in Suspicious Deals
On our first episode of this season’s The Breakthrough, we talk with WNYC’s Robert Lewis tells us how his reporting triggered an internal investigation of suspicious dealings made by active-duty New York police officers.
Rank #4: The Breakthrough: How an ICIJ Reporter Dug Up the World Bank’s Best Kept Secret
Sasha Chavkin chased it down across three continents, and into places he was warned weren't safe.
Rank #5: The Breakthrough: Reporting on Life and Death in the Delivery Room
ProPublica reporter Nina Martin and her team used social media and old-fashioned shoe leather to show how the U.S. has the worst maternal death rate in the developed world.
Rank #6: The Breakthrough: How a Reporter Uncovered Widespread Russian Meddling — In the Olympics
New York Times reporter Rebecca Ruiz scored a confession from a Russian doctor at the center of a doping scandal that spoiled the 2014 Winter Games.
Rank #7: The Breakthrough: A Reporter Crosses Borders to Uncover Labor Abuse
ProPublica’s Michael Grabell travels from the heart of Ohio to the mountains of Guatemala to track down immigrant workers harmed in American poultry plants.
Rank #8: The Breakthrough: Hopelessness and Exploitation Inside Homes for Mentally Ill
A reporter finds that homes meant to replace New York’s troubled psychiatric hospitals might be just as bad.
Rank #9: The Breakthrough: A Reporter Finds a Man Proven Innocent, But Still Guilty in Eyes of the Law
ProPublica’s Megan Rose tells the story of a Las Vegas circus performer, a drifter and an ambitious prosecutor tangled in a case of wrongful conviction.