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#NYTReadalong | David Cay Johnston (Pulitzer Prize-winning Investigative Reporter)

Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter David Cay Johnston will be our guest on this week’s #NYTReadalong. He is the founder of DCReport. His latest book is "The Big Cheat: How Donald Trump Fleeced America and Enriched Himself and His Family."

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When David was 18 years old, the San Jose Mercury recruited him, hiring him a few months later as a staff writer. His investigations over the next four decades appeared in that paper and The New York Times, as well as in the Detroit Free Press, Los Angeles Times and Philadelphia Inquirer. He exposed LAPD political spying and brutality; revealed news blackouts and manipulations that forced a six-station broadcast chain off the air; solved an especially vicious murder by confronting the real killer, winning freedom for an innocent man; deconstructed the way foreign agents from South Africa and Taiwan secretly influenced American government policy; and explained the economics of former GE chairman Jack Welch’s retirement perks, prompting Welch to relinquish them.

The Washington Monthly described him as “one of America’s most important journalists,” and the Portland Oregonian called his work the equal of the original muckrakers: Ida Tarbell, Lincoln Steffens and Upton Sinclair.


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