"Giant Pool of Money" named one of the Top Ten Works of Journalism of the Decade!
We're proud to announce that NYU has selected our episode "The Giant Pool of Money" as one of the ten best works of American journalism of the last decade, 2000-2009. In May 2008 staff producer Alex Blumberg and NPR correspondent Adam Davidson reported "Giant Pool," arguably the earliest comprehensive story on the sub-prime mortgage crisis, the first of many full hours and individual stories about the economy co-produced by This American Life and NPR News, and the catalyst for the NPR podcast and blog Planet Money.
The ten winners were chosen by the faculty of NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, along with outside judges including Morley Safer, Juan Williams and Greil Marcus. Among the other winners are "The Looming Tower" by Lawrence Wright, who appeared in our episode "Truth Will Out," and Adrian Nicole LeBlanc's "Random Family," a passage of which we included in "The Annoying Gap Between Theory and Practice." See the complete list of winners.Congratulations Alex and Adam!