This honor highlights NYU’s ability to recognize great journalism more than anything else.
The press release in full:
“THE GIANT POOL OF MONEY” DISTINGUISHED BY NYU AS ONE OF THE TOP TEN WORKS OF JOURNALISM OF THIS DECADE
CHICAGO PUBLIC RADIO’S THIS AMERICAN LIFE AND NPR SHARE HONOR
FOR LAUDED EXPLAINER OF SUBPRIME MORTGAGE CRISIS
April 5, 2010; Washington, D.C. – It was a compelling, even humorous, hour of radio, making sense of the mortgage crisis and Wall Street turmoil, and in the process creating one of the finest pieces of explanatory journalism on the economy – months ahead of its collapse. Now, “The Giant Pool of Money,” an hour-long documentary co-produced by NPR News and This American Life from Chicago Public Radio and distributed by Public Radio International, has been named one of the decade’s best.