Media Speaking of the Pulitzers
posted by April 8 at 11:28 AMon
I heard an interesting anecdote the other night.
A former Stranger news internónow a star reporter at a mid-size daily somewhere else on the planetówas in town last weekend and told me they’d applied for a job at the Seattle Times a few years ago. (Thank God the young reporter didn’t get that gig.)
Here’s maybe why the person didn’t land a job at the Seattle Times. During this person’s interview with David Boardman, Boardman reportedly pointed at their resume and said he’d advise dumping the Stranger.
Huh? the young reporter asked, explaining they’d had an excellent experience at our paper, and, in fact, it was where they got turned on to news reporting.
A little pissy, Boardman groused that the Stranger ruined The Seattle Times’s bid for a Pulitzer.
Apparently, Boardman was mad about this story (“Prize Fight, School Board Challenges Seattle Times’ Major Investigative Story”) by former Stranger star Sandeep Kaushik.