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: A Reporter Goes to Ground Zero for Today’s American HIV Epidemic
Linda Villarosa had spent decades covering the spread of AIDS. She thought she was done. Then, she visited Jackson, Mississippi.
Rank #3: Coming From ProPublica and WNYC: ‘Trump, Inc.,’ the Podcast
Rank #4: 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 #5: 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 #6: 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 #7: The Breakthrough: Used as ‘Guinea Pigs’ by the U.S. Military, Then Discarded
During World War II, the government subjected thousands of troops to mustard gas tests — and kept it a secret. More than 60 years later, an NPR reporter and researcher helped the men get justice.
Rank #8: 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 #9: The Breakthrough: Curiosity Drove Her to Call 1,000 People
BuzzFeed’s Rosalind Adams set out to learn why America’s largest psychiatric hospital chain was under investigation. Source by source, she built a case that Universal Health Services was locking up people for profit.
Rank #10: 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.