News Reporters Behind ‘Pain & Profit' Series Are Finalists for Investigative Journalism Prize

J. David McSwane and Andrew Chavez of The Dallas Morning News have been nominated as finalists for the 2019 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting for their series "Pain & Profit."The seven finalists were announced Wednesday morning by the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School."Our finalists demonstrate the critical role of the press in our democracy," said Nicco Mele, the center's director, "from holding the highest levels of federal government accountable and directly impacting national policy, to uncovering abuses of power in small towns and communities and making an enormous tangible difference to people's everyday lives."McSwane and Chavez's work revealed systemic failures and inept oversight among private health care companies that deny or delay care for thousands of fragile Texans.Mike Wilson, editor of The News, said he could not be prouder to have the pair's work among the Goldsmith Prize finalists."'Pain & Profit' is public-service journalism at its best, giving voice to the poor and weak and holding the strong and powerful to account," he said.  Continue reading...

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