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NY Times names new investigative biz reporter

October 18, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

New York Times business editor Larry Ingrassia sent out the following staff announcement:

We’re pleased to announce the David Kocieniewski will take a new assignment in Business Day, as an investigative reporter covering multinationals and how they operate around the globe.

David has displayed his great reporting chops in various assignments at The Times, most recently as Bizday’s tax reporter, winning the Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting for his series on tax avoidance, “But Nobody Pays That.”

In his new beat, David will delve into a wide range of issues that have become increasingly important in the global economy – everything from how companies sell their products (and to whom), to how they tailor their products for different (sometimes lower) standards and regulations, to how they treat their workers, to how they decide where to locate their manufacturing plants.

David will continue to help cover tax matters through the election and the end of the year.  But Bizday will be looking for a new tax reporter to fill his very big shoes.  Yes, covering taxes can be mind-bogglingly complicated, but it hugely important and can be fascinating for a creative reporter who likes to dig deep.  And did I mention that both of the last two tax reporters in Bizday (David K. and David Cay Johnston) both won Pulitzers for their coverage?  Internal candidates only for this guild reporting position.

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