Three Stories from New York: Walt Bogdanich

  • 8.7 10
  • 2017
  • 25min

Walt Bogdanich is an American investigative journalist and three-time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize. In 1988, while a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, Bogdanich won the Pulitzer Prize for Specialized Reporting for reporting about faulty testing in American medical laboratories. In 2004, he won the George Polk Award, for National Reporting. In 2005, now a reporter at The New York Times, he won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for a series of reports about corporate cover-ups of fatal accidents at railway crossings. In 2008, Bogdanich and New York Times colleague Jake Hooker won the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for reporting on toxic substances that were discovered in products imported from China.

Three stories from New York: The Three-times Pulitzer winner Walt Bogdanich

As part of his trilogy of New York citizens of Serbian origin, in this short documentary director Željko Mirković investigates the life and work of the three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Walt Bogdanovich.

From the intimacy of his home this journalist born in Chicago has a distinctive ability to synthesize how he overcame his shyness to become one of the most important journalists in the United States and build a family where hard work and honesty are the first values.

With its pedagogical approach and focused on the informative function of the narrative, the short film is a starting point to get to know not only a character that managed to influence major changes worldwide, but also the details of the important journalistic investigations that led him to success.

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