It’s not news when auditors for the company that once was America’s industrial giant express concern about whether it can survive? Or when the likelihood rises that the government might have to acquire what once was the country’s largest bank? Or that the world’s monetary authorities are scrambling to revive the global economy? The front page was thick with news. News isn’t defined by a subject-verb-object lead sentence. We tell our readers what’s happening, why it’s happening, how it might affect them and what’s likely to happen next. Kimberly Kindy, David Cho and Blaine Harden did something much more difficult than simply reporting what other said or did. Their enterprise work told you what you won’t learn from other sources, but what really matters. Your definition of news would favor news conferences and press releases.
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An internal WaPo staff announcement, from AME/financial Sandy Sugawara:
Congratulations to David Cho, who won the Best of Knight-Bagehot Business Journalism Award, which rewards the best work produced by an alumni of the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship. David won for his fabulous coverage of the credit crisis.