Top Ten Journalism Pieces

Monday, April 5, 2010

New York University’s Carter Journalism Institute chose the top ten journalism pieces from January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2009. The winning pieces are:

1. The New York Times',"A Nation Challenged," Fall 2001
2. Adrian Nicole LeBlanc's, Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx, 2003
3. Lawrence Wright's, The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, 2006
4. Alex Blumberg and Adam Davidson's, This American Life & NPR: "The Giant Pool of Money," May 2008
5. C.J. Chivers (reporter), Dexter Filkins (reporter) and Tyler Hicks' (photographer), The New York Times, 2003-2009
6. Jane Mayer's, The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals, 2008
7. Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, 2001.
8. The Times-Picayune staff's, New Orleans, La. Coverage of Hurricane Katrina, August-December 2005
9. Anne Hull, Dana Priest (reporters) and Michel du Cille's, (photographer)"Soldiers Face Neglect, Frustration at Army's Top Medical Facility," February 2007, The Washington Post
10. Walter Robinson, Michael Rezendes, Sacha Pfeiffer, Matt Carroll, Stephen Kurkjian, Tom Farragher, Michael Paulson, Kevin Cullen, Ben Bradlee Jr., Mark Morrow's, "Abuse in the Catholic Church," The Boston Globe, 2002

Descriptions of each piece can be found here.

Faculty from the institute, as well as other journalist, including: Wall Street Journal editorial board member Dorothy Rabinowitz; Morley Safer of “60 Minutes”; and Pulitzer-Prize-winning reporter Leon Dash, a professor of journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign comprised the panel that determined the winners. The top ten pieces reflect the passage of time from 2000 - 2009.


Marcia Moore April 6, 2010 at 9:00 AM  

It's sad to me how a tragedy such as 9/11 brought out some of the best in journalism we've seen in a long time.

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