So where was the award for coverage of the financial collapse? Finalists did include the NYT for public service, the WSJ for national reporting, the WashPost for explanatory reporting, the NYT for commentary (Paul Krugman), and the WashPost for editorial writing (Charles Lane). Nothing against the winners, but given the depths of last year's crisis it's interesting that no one made the grade.
*John Carney at Clusterstock also put in his two cents:
The big oversight is probably the lack of a prize or even a finalist hand-clap for Kate Kelly, whose stories in the Wall Street Journal about the collapse of Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers have been so important to shaping the public understanding of those crucial deaths on Wall Street weekends last year. The Journal's editorial board was also overlooked despite its withering coverage of Fannie Mae.