Credit where due

I wrote a while back in admiration about how the student writers at the Stanford Daily were giving the university suits some grief that they richly deserve. And today I see I'm not the only one who's noticed:

The George Polk Awards were established in 1949 by LIU to commemorate George Polk, a CBS correspondent murdered in 1948 while covering the Greek civil war. The awards, which place a premium on investigative and enterprising reporting that gains attention and achieves results, are conferred annually to honor special achievement in journalism. The latest winners were selected from 515 submissions of work that appeared in print, online or on television or radio, nominated by news organizations and individuals or recommended by a national panel of advisors....

Theo Baker of The Stanford Daily has received a Special Award for uncovering allegations that pioneering research co-authored by Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne, a renowned neuroscientist, was supported in part by manipulated imagery and that Tessier-Lavigne and his associates failed to avail themselves of opportunities to correct the record. Baker’s reporting spurred the university to engage an outside counsel who has assembled a panel of experts to investigate the allegations.

Very cool.


  1. That article about MT-L and the Alzheimers research scandal is a doozy.

  2. What a nice looking young man.


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