In noting that The Wall Street Journal didn’t win a Pulitzer for its series on online privacy, yet ProPublica won for digging into the roots of the financial crisis, Dean Starkman says this is the lesson: News orgs shouldn’t have dropped the story of the financial meltdown. “I wonder if the Pulitzer jurors and board feel as I do, that we’re still in about the third inning of this profound and historic event and its aftermath. The virtuosity of [ProPublica's work] aside … perhaps the best thing about it was that they decided to keep after the story after others had foolishly moved on. I always thought that was nuts, especially if you have the words ‘Wall Street’ in your name.” || Related: Other investigative outfits need your donations more than ProPublica.
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