Our partners at ProPublica just won a Pulitzer Prize for a series of stories about Wall Street. Planet Money collaborated with ProPublica on parts of the series that aired on Morning Edition and This American Life.
In a post this afternoon, Paul Steiger, the editor-in-chief of ProPublica, writes:
ProPublica reporters Jesse Eisinger and Jake Bernstein have been awarded a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for their stories on how some Wall Street bankers, seeking to enrich themselves at the expense of their clients and sometimes even their own firms, at first delayed but then worsened the financial crisis. ...
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. ...
- Read the citation from the Pulitzer committee.
- Listen to the stories that aired on This American Life and Morning Edition.
- Watch "Bet Against The American Dream," a show tune that accompanied the story.
- Read the full series at ProPublica.org.