Apr 18, 2011

ProPublica's Pulitizer-winning financial coverage has public radio roots

ProPublica's Jesse Eisinger and Jake Bernstein, reporters who collaborated with This American Life and NPR's "Planet Money" to report on the 2008 financial meltdown, received the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. Their award-winning coverage began with an in-depth story on the hedge fund Magnetar, which became the basis of This American Life's "Inside Job" episode. ProPublica acknowledged its public radio partners in a statement today: "Jesse and Jake's work was greatly augmented by partnerships with public radio's "Planet Money" and This American Life. While radio reporting is not eligible for the Pulitzer, we want to acknowledge a great debt to, and celebrate our partnership with, Adam Davidson and Ira Glass and their teams."

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