Uncovering potentially lethal mistakes made by local pharmacists. Exposing the executive greed that doomed a beloved employee-owned business. Revealing how drug companies and doctors colluded to turn everyday ailments into profitable illnesses. There’s plenty of drama in this year’s prize-winning Barlett & Steele awards.
For a look at the stories behind the stories, watch this behind-the-scenes video featuring reporters at the Chicago Tribune, The Post and Courier and MedPage Today. They discuss how months of searching through documents, interviewing sources and testing neighborhood retailers led to these powerful pieces of investigative business journalism. Seeing the drive and effort it takes to produce such exceptional journalism should inspire junior reporters and veterans alike.
The video will be shown as part of the Barlett & Steele awards ceremony at this evening’s Must See Monday event at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications, in downtown Phoenix. The public is invited.