What Crisis?

Pulitzers pass over financial reporting

If you had to pick a single story that has shaped our recent times, it would be the financial crisis and the economic collapse that was its result. Once-august brokerages and banks have shuttered, unemployment and foreclosure rates are sky high, and debt-ridden states and nation states threaten further disruption.

This year, no Pulitzer winner explored these topics. And last year it was the same.

While the weekly Puget Sound Business Journal was a finalist yesterday for their coverage of the dissolution of Washington Mutual, and last year The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times were finalists for meltdown coverage, the board hasn’t given a clean win to any outlet for work on the defining issue of the last two years.

Has there been any reporting on these topics that you feel was unjustly passed over? Even if not, who would win your award for the best of economic crisis reporting?

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The Editors are the staffers of Columbia Journalism Review.