Senior reporter, ProPublica, Washington, D.C.
Project: Develop the framework of an investigative media outlet focused on American government and corporate activity in foreign countries.
T. Christian Miller was raised an outsider. His liberal activist parents moved the family frequently before settling in conservative Charleston, S.C. Miller was a middle class white kid attending inner city schools because of his mother’s commitment to integration. He was the only Quaker in a Catholic high school and the only South Carolinian in his freshman class at the University of California, Berkeley. These experiences gave him a strong sense of social justice and ordained him for journalism. He broke into the profession the old-fashioned way – starting his career at a small bureau of the St. Petersburg Times, then working on the local, state and foreign desks at the Los Angeles Times. He’s covered cops and courts, wars and coups. Along the way, his work has been recognized with several national awards, including a Polk Award, the Selden Ring Award, the Livingston Award, two Overseas Press Club awards and special recognition by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. He also wrote a critically acclaimed book, “Blood Money,” on the Iraq reconstruction.
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