Walt Bogdanich

Walt Bogdanich (born October 10, 1950[1]) is an American investigative journalist and three-time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize.


Bogdanich graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1975 with a degree in political science. He received a master's in journalism from Ohio State University in 1976.

Bogdanich is assistant editor for the New York Times Investigations Desk and an adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Before joining The Times in 2001, he was an investigative producer for 60 Minutes on CBS and for ABC News. Previously, he worked as an investigative reporter for The Wall Street Journal.

He is married to Stephanie Saul, a reporter for The New York Times who won a Pulitzer Prize winner for her work at Newsday.[2]


In 1988, while a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, Bogdanich won the Pulitzer Prize for Specialized Reporting for reporting about faulty testing in American medical laboratories. He shared with Mike Wallace the 1999 Gerald Loeb Award for Network and Large-Market Television for an "Investigative Piece on the International Pharmaceutical Industry."[3] In 2004, he won the George Polk Award, for National Reporting. In 2005, now a reporter at The New York Times, he won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting and the 2005 Gerald Loeb Award for Large Newspapers[4] for a series of reports about corporate cover-ups of fatal accidents at railway crossings. In 2008, Bogdanich and New York Times colleague Jake Hooker won the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for reporting on toxic substances that were discovered in products imported from China.[5] Their reporting also won the 2008 Gerald Loeb Award for Large Newspapers.[6] Bogdanich received the Gerald Loeb Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010,[7] and shared another Gerald Loeb Award in 2017 for Images/Graphics/Interactives.[8]


  1. ^ Walt Bogdanich biography, nytimes.com. Retrieved on April 7, 2008
  2. ^ https://journalism.cc.stonybrook.edu/?page_id=1169
  3. ^ "The media bsuiness: reporting prizes are announced". The New York Times. May 26, 1999. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  4. ^ "2005 Winners". UCLA Anderson School of Management. Archived from the original on December 16, 2005. Retrieved May 22, 2010 – via Internet Archive.
  5. ^ Kurtz, Howard (2008-04-08). "The Post Wins 6 Pulitzer Prizes". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2008-08-08.
  6. ^ N.Y. Times wins 3 Loeb Awards; Sloan gets his 7th, by Joseph Altman, Associated Press, Jun 30, 2008
  7. ^ Feinberg, Paul (2011-05-19). "2011 Gerald Loeb Award Finalists Announced; Finalists Represent the Best in Business and Financial Journalism". UCLA. Retrieved 2011-05-21.
  8. ^ "UCLA Anderson School of Management Announces 2017 Gerald Loeb Award Winners". UCLA Anderson School of Management. June 27, 2017. Retrieved January 31, 2019.

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1988 Pulitzer Prize

The following are the Pulitzer Prizes for 1988.

2005 Pulitzer Prize

The Pulitzer Prizes for 2005 were announced on 2005-04-04.

2008 Chinese heparin adulteration

In March 2008, major recalls of heparin, a substance widely used as an injectable anticoagulant, were announced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) due to contamination of the raw heparin stock imported from China.

2008 Pulitzer Prize

The 2008 Pulitzer Prizes were announced on April 7, 2008, the 92nd annual awards.The Washington Post won six awards, second only to the seven won by The New York Times in 2002. Three organizations were awarded prizes for the first time: Reuters, Investor's Business Daily and the Concord Monitor. No prize was given for editorial writing.

Doug O'Neill

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Gerald Loeb Award winners for Images, Graphics, Interactives, and Visuals

The Gerald Loeb Award is given annually for multiple categories of business reporting. This category was first awarded as "Images/Visuals" in 2013–2015, and then as "Images/Graphics/Interactives" in 2016–2018.

Gerald Loeb Award winners for Large Newspapers

The Gerald Loeb Award is given annually for multiple categories of business reporting. The "Newspaper" category was awarded in 1958–1973. It was split into two categories beginning in 1974: "Small Newspapers" and "Large Newspapers". A thirdh category, "Medium Newspapers", was created in 1987. The small and medium newspaper awards were combined together as "Medium & Small Newspapers" in 2009–2012, and "Small & Medium Newspapers" in 2013–2014. The last year newspaper categories were awarded was 2014.

Gerald Loeb Award winners for Television

The Gerald Loeb Award is given annually for multiple categories of business reporting. The first television awards were given for "Network and Large-Market Television" (1997, 1999–2000), "Other TV Markets" (1997), and "Television" (2001–2002). Subsequent television awards were given in 2003–2011 and broken down into several different categories: "Television Long Form" (2003–2004), "Television Short Form" (2003–2004), "Television Deadline" (2005–2006), "Television Enterprise" (2006–2011), "Television Daily" (2007–2008), "Television Breaking News" (2009–2010).

Investigative Reporters and Editors

Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. (IRE) is a nonprofit organization that focuses on the quality of investigative reporting. Formed in 1975, it presents the IRE Awards and holds conferences and training classes for journalists. Its headquarters is in Columbia, Missouri, at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. The IRE Awards have categories in all different media.

Investigative journalism

Investigative journalism is a form of journalism in which reporters deeply investigate a single topic of interest, such as serious crimes, political corruption, or corporate wrongdoing. An investigative journalist may spend months or years researching and preparing a report. Practitioners sometimes use the terms "watchdog reporting" or "accountability reporting".

Most investigative journalism has traditionally been conducted by newspapers, wire services, and freelance journalists. With the decline in income through advertising, many traditional news services have struggled to fund investigative journalism, which is time-consuming and therefore expensive. Journalistic investigations are increasingly carried out by news organisations working together, even internationally (as in the case of the Panama Papers and Paradise Papers), or by organisations such as ProPublica, which have not operated previously as news publishers and which rely on the support of the public and benefactors to fund their work.

The growth of media conglomerates in the U.S. since the 1980s has been accompanied by massive cuts in the budgets for investigative journalism. A 2002 study concluded "that investigative journalism has all but disappeared from the nation's commercial airwaves". The empirical evidence for this is consistent with the conflicts of interest between the revenue sources for the media conglomerates and the mythology of an unbiased, dispassionate media: advertisers have reduced their spending with media that reported too many unfavorable details. The major media conglomerates have found ways to retain their audience without the risks of offending advertisers inherent in investigative journalism.

Keith Summa

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List of George Polk Award winners

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List of Pulitzer Prizes awarded to The New York Times

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List of medicine contamination incidents

The following list encompasses notable medicine contamination and adulteration incidents.

1937 Elixir sulfanilamide incident: S. E. Massengill Company used diethylene glycol as the solvent, it led to the 1938 Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act

1942, Nose droppers were found to be contaminated by users to the detriment of subsequent users. Bacterial growth was found in all ephedrine and neosynephrin solutions that were examined.

1982 Chicago Tylenol murders: Tylenol pain-relief capsules were laced with potassium cyanide, leading to seven deaths.

2007 Panamanian Eduardo Arias discovered that toothpaste sold in his country was labeled as containing diethylene glycol, the same ingredient that had tainted cough syrup and killed 138 Panamanians in 2006. Panamanian officials discovered that the toothpaste had come from China and initiated a global response. Also in May 2007, the same toothpaste was found in some Costa Rican stores. Fast action by the Ministry of Health, and notification through the media, prevented poisonings due to this product. This event was linked to the death sentence of a former pharmaceuticals control officer in China, as the Costa Rican newspaper La Nación reported on its issue of May 30. On June 4, 2007, a press release by the Chinese Foreign Ministry cited an earlier study in China which concluded that up to 15.6% diethylene glycol in toothpaste is safe. In June 2007, counterfeit Colgate toothpaste imported from China was found to be contaminated with DEG, and several people in the eastern US reported experiencing headaches and pain after using the product. The same occurred in Spain with a false Colgate toothpaste, which contained 6% DEG. The tainted products could be identified by the claim to be manufactured in South Africa by Colgate-Palmolive South Africa LTD; they were 5 oz/100 ml tubes (a size which Colgate does not sell in the United States) and their packaging contained numerous misspellings on the labels. Colgate-Palmolive claimed it does not import products from South Africa into the United States or Canada and that DEG is never and was never used in any of its products anywhere in the world. These counterfeit products were found in smaller mom and pop stores, dollar stores, and discount stores in at least four states. In July 2007, diethylene glycol was found in counterfeit Sensodyne toothpaste, on sale at a car boot sale in Derbyshire, England.

2007 Toxic cough syrup in Panama: Pharmaceutical manufacturers used diethylene glycol, which they believed to be glycerine, to make cough syrup.

2008 Chinese heparin adulteration

2009, 84 Nigerian children were reported to have died after being given "My Pikin", a teething syrup contaminated with diethylene glycol.

2012: As of 2 November 2012 in the New England Compounding Center meningitis outbreak, 753 cases of fungal infection occurred with 64 deaths due to contaminated injectable medication.

2012: 2012 Pakistan fake medicine crisis

2017: medical cannabis in California found to contain dangerous bacteria and fungi, causing at least one fatality.

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Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting

The Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting was presented from 1991 to 2006 for a distinguished example of beat reporting characterized by sustained and knowledgeable coverage of a particular subject or activity.

From 1985 to 1990 it was known as the Pulitzer Prize for Specialized Reporting.

For 2007, the category was dropped in favor of a Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting, with the Pulitzer Prize Board noting that "the work of beat reporters remains eligible for entry in a wide range of categories that include—depending on the specialty involved—national, investigative, and explanatory reporting, as well as the new local category."

Stephanie Saul

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Vincristine, also known as leurocristine and marketed under the brandname Oncovin among others, is a chemotherapy medication used to treat a number of types of cancer. This includes acute lymphocytic leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia, Hodgkin's disease, neuroblastoma, and small cell lung cancer among others. It is given intravenously.Most people experience some side effects from vincristine treatment. Commonly it causes a change in sensation, hair loss, constipation, difficulty walking, and headaches. Serious side effects may include neuropathic pain, lung damage, or low white blood cells which increases the risk of infection. It will likely cause harm to the baby if given during pregnancy. It works by stopping cells from dividing properly.Vincristine was first isolated in 1961. It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, the most effective and safe medicines needed in a health system. The wholesale cost in the developing world is between 1.80 and US$42.60 per dose. It is a vinca alkaloid that can be obtained from the Madagascar periwinkle Catharanthus roseus.


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