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Posts Tagged ‘Alex Blumberg’

2012 Gerald Loeb Award Winners Announced

Below are the 2012 Gerald Loeb Award winners, via Talking Biz News. The Loeb’s are given for excellence in business journalism. Congrats to all.

Large Newspapers

Medium & Small Newspapers

Magazines

Commentary

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‘Giant Pool of Money’ Called Top Ten Work of Journalism by NYU

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.

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This American Life Breaks Down the Break Down

71014_MoneyHappiness_vl-vertical.jpgWe’ve always been of the opinion that you can judge a person’s character based on whether or not they listen to Chicago Public Radio’s This American Life, distributed by Public Radio International. Never heard of it? We can’t help you.

Anyway, TAL did a show about the credit crisis called The Giant Pool of Money, that is the most concise ‘for dummies’ break down of the current crisis we’ve heard, read or watched.

And the current episode (at least for those of us that podcast the show) is called The Enforcers, that goes further into this world wide credit snafu.

TAL producer Alex Blumberg is now doing a spin off of those shows for NPR called Planet Money, which is also informative. If informative means scary and maddening…which we are sure it does.