Two biz stories make top 10 for the decade
New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute has released its picks for the 10 best journalism stories of the past decade, and two of them are business stories.
“The Giant Pool of Money,” by Alex Blumberg and Adam Davidson on National Public Radio’s “This American Life” ranked No. 4. The judges stated, “This hour-long radio documentary finally made the ‘subprime’ mortgage crisis clear and cogent, and the result was the most downloaded episode in the history of the show.”
The show aired in May 2008.
“Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America,” a book by Barbara Ehrenreich, ranked No. 7. The judges stated, “Widely discussed undercover reporting on the difficulty of making ends meet with minimum-wage jobs in America.”
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