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“The Facebook Files”

Excellence in National/International Investigative Reporting, the Ursula and Gilbert Farfel Prize

The Wall Street Journal, 2022

Author(s): Jeff Horwitz and Staff | The Wall Street Journal


The Wall Street Journal delivered an all-encompassing investigation into Facebook’s operations and the harm caused by the company’s oversight failings. The Journal team used every modern tool available, including graphics, podcasts, newsletters and custom design for a comprehensive investigation that led to congressional hearings, a bipartisan investigation, legislation and a rebuke by the company’s own oversight board.

The Ursula and Gilbert Farfel Prize
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Ursula and Dr. Gilbert Farfel created an endowed scholarship at Ohio University, Ursula’s alma mater, to support establishment of this award. Presented in cooperation with the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University, the prize honors excellence in investigative reporting.