Wall Street Series Awarded Pulitzer Prize

This week my colleague Jesse Eisinger and I won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for our series on Wall Street misdeeds leading up to the financial crisis. The stories showed how some on Wall Street knew years before the rest of us that there were problems in their business but rather than cut it off, they ramped it up. The result was a financial crisis that was bigger and more damaging than it otherwise have been.

I’ll have more soon but right now I just want to thank everyone at ProPublica who did such a tremendous job on this story – that include Eric Umansky our editor, Stephen Engelberg our managing editor, Krista Kjellman-Schmidt who did amazing work on the graphics, and Lisa Schwartz who helped with the research. And of course, Paul Steiger, our editor-in-chief.

Thanks also to everyone who has emailed, tweeted, and facebooked your congratulations. Every one of them is deeply appreciated.

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From Paul Steiger see also:
A Note on ProPublica’s Second Pulitzer Prize

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