Columbia Journalism Review :: Investigative journalists and their fans gathered at the New York Public Library’s flagship 42nd Street branch on Tuesday night to honor journalism, books, and the marriage of the two. The occasion was the annual Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism, awarded to Ellen Schultz for her 2011 book Retirement Heist: How Companies Plunder and Profit from the Nest Eggs of American Workers (Amazon link). The work is an investigation into the ways that large corporations and insurance companies use loopholes and accounting tricks to empty funds meant to pay for employee retirements.
[Lynn Sherr, opening remarks:] Our job is not to tell the public what they say they want to hear.
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