‘Seattle Times’ Reporters Have Eventful Week

By: Mark Fitzgerald

This week was eventful for reporters Duff Wilson and David Heath. Their Seattle Times series about experimental cancer treatments at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center was reported as a Pulitzer Prize finalist on Monday, condemned as “fundamentally false” in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece on Tuesday, and awarded the Heywood Broun prize from The Newspaper Guild on Wednesday.

The Guild applauded the series for having “survived numerous challenges before seeing print, including a 49-day strike at The Seattle Times.” In the Journal column, Assistant Managing Editor Laura Landro, who was treated for cancer at the center, wrote that the articles conveyed “biased and misleading information.”

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