April 18, 2012
NY Times' David Kocieniewski Wins Pulitzer Prize for Tax Articles
David Kocieniewski won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Journalism in the category of Explanatory Reporting "for his lucid series that penetrated a legal thicket to explain how the nation’s wealthiest citizens and corporations often exploited loopholes and avoided taxes."
Mr. Kocieniewski, 49, was cited for a series on corporate tax evasion called But Nobody Pays That. Mr. Kocieniewski, who began working at The Times in 1995, said he became a business reporter in 2010, “intrigued by this tax beat that they had been struggling to fill for two years.” In an interview, he described sifting through the tax code as “Sudoku for investigative reporters.” His reporting uncovered a vast array of tax loopholes and subsidies afforded to large enterprises. Mr. Kocieniewski’s editor on the series, Winnie O’Kelley, said “the lead story was about something that didn’t happen. G.E. didn’t pay taxes.”
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A very good, well-written response to Mr. Kocieniewski's explanatory reporting is at:
Posted by: DLN | Apr 18, 2012 9:45:03 AM
The Pulitzer Prize is the journalistic equivalent of The Noble Peace Prize -- only extreme liberals who criticize the U.S. are eligible.
Posted by: Woody | Apr 18, 2012 11:19:38 AM
Oh, dear. Another David Cay Johnston.
Posted by: TexeEcon | Apr 19, 2012 10:24:24 AM