Otherwise known as "The Accomplices."
From the NYT:
Four journalists who revealed the National Security Agency’s vast electronic data mining operation were among the winners of the George Polk Awards in Journalism for 2013, announced on Sunday by Long Island University, which administers the prizes.For the Awesome:
The four winners who disclosed the N.S.A. surveillance were Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill and Laura Poitras of The Guardian and Barton Gellman of The Washington Post. Their articles, which won the Polk Award for national security reporting, were based on documents leaked by the former N.S.A. contractor Edward J. Snowden.
With his new Polk Award, Glenn Greenwald has finally achieved the journalistic excellence of Bill O'Reilly— Josef (@NewsConnoisseur) February 17, 2014
Explanation, if needed.
For just a bit more on this, join me after the copulating banana slugs below.
If you are so inclined, you can give the four a hearty "Baravo and well done!" on the Twitter machine:
Bonus: If you have not seen this debate between Daniel Ellsberg and Stewart Baker on DemocracyNow from just the other day - please do. Very enlightening.
Technical Q: If journos win a Polk on a story, can they be compensated for their work w/o being accused of fencing?
Asking for a friend.— emptywheel (@emptywheel) February 17, 2014