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.
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.