Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Best of the decade

In case you hadn't seen or weren't aware, the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University has a list of the 80 best works of journalism in the U.S. this decade. They are the nominees that will be culled to a top 10.

There are print stories, books, radio stories, visual stories, and so on. Click on the title and it gives you a description and a link. It's really interesting, especially to go back and see what you may have missed -- like a "60 Minutes" report in 2000 about Pakistan's instability and Islamic militants that ended up being "prophetic," in the judge's words, when applied to Afghanistan.


  1. This is a very cool list. I love the idea that it includes both Nate Silver's all-stats, no interview coverage of the 2008 election and The Daily Show.

    But I wonder: What would Jon Stewart -- who always says he's not a journalist -- say? What about Spike Lee? Would they accept the designation or would it make them uncomfortable?

  2. I think Jon Stewart is honest when he says he's not a journalist, but I bet he'd shrug at the designation. He knows exactly what he's doing and how it's being received.